NOW SHOWING until September 18
DISCOVER JANHENDRIK DOLSMA
Janhendrik Dolsma makes photographic-looking paintings, in which the themes of air, clouds and the reflection of the sun on the water keep recurring. As a child, Janhendrik Dolsma was already fascinated by the immensity of the sea. That overwhelming feeling has always stayed with him and after finishing the Minerva academy in 1973, he made it his life's work.
Janhendrik Dolsma describes the effect that the summer Wadden region has on him as a mental shower. During the summer he spends most hours in nature, where he captures everything he sees through drawings, paintings and photography. In terms of style, he is influenced by the painting techniques from the 17th century and the Hague school. Janhendrik Dolsma has a preference for empty, romantic landscapes. The images are notable for the lack of the human element and uncle is characterized by a certain emptiness, which however does not seem boring or dead. Because nature has free rein in the paintings of Janhendrik Dolsma, the focus is on the glare of the sun pop the water, the passing of the clouds over the dunes.
Dolsma knows like no other how to play with the effect of the light. Sometimes the sun is not directly visible, but it stands out sharply behind a cloud, or gives a bright shimmer to the water. His paintings almost seem to be alive: Janhendrik Dolsma knows like no other how to bring the many faces of the mudflats to life.
Janhendrik Dolsma graduated from the Minerva Academy in Groningen.
Are you interested in learning more about Janhendrik Dolsma's paintings? Wildevuur Gallery has included a collection of impressive paintings by Janhendrik Dolsma. You are welcome to take a look at our webshop, or visit our online gallery on the beautiful estate Hiemstrastate.