Dutch painter Joost de Jonge explores the enigma of the ‘Infinite’ and expresses its metaphysical and philosophical manifestations through abstract works founded upon complex color theories and oppositions in textures and materials. “It’s my aim to express always above all, one essential thing – truthfulness/redemption/love/infinity – but this never without great enjoyment of my skill, stretching the material to the limits of its possibilities,” de Jonge explains.
De Jonge’s sophisticated use of line and modulation of color impress upon the viewer a sense of depth and varied expressions of space. His highly-developed exploration of color, in particular, bears witness to the strong conceptual and metaphysical undercurrents in each piece: “These colors do not refer to any concrete reality or experience that is outside the color itself. The color contains its own base; is its own axiom. I like to grant the color a true life of its own,” de Jonge has written.
Joost de Jonge was recently featured in the Bill Lowe Gallery’s April 2007 exhibition in Santa Monica, in addition to exhibiting at the Lowe Gallery’s Atlanta space. He also has exhibited in Italy’s most prestigious art fairs through Galleria Studio Legale. De Jonge studied painting at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Facultat del Bellas Artes in Barcelona, and the School of Art in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
1975 Born in Utrecht, The Netherlands
1999-2002 BFA with Honours, School of the Arts Utrecht
2000-2001 Facultat del Bellas Artes, Universitat de Barcelona
Galleria Studio Legale, "Oil On Canvas, large paintings: De Jonge Manzi Mendoza Modesti Pisanelli Saiu Salvino", Italy.
Art Palm Beach, Mark Gallery, Florida
Bill Lowe Gallery, January, Atlanta, USA (group).
“Youth & Maturity”, 29th of October-15th-January 2012, Stedelijk Museum Vianen; Utrecht, The Netherlands (solo).
"ACTION ABSTRACTION", September 15-November 3rd, Mark Gallery, Englewood,NJ,USA (group)
“Color Vision”, 18 February -2nd of April, Mark Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey, USA (group).
Espacio Atlántico, AM-gallery, art fair, Vigo, Spain, (group).
2009 Open Art Fair, Galerie Fondation Vromans, Utrecht
-- Grand Opening, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- "Volute Fantasy" Galerie Fondation Vromans, Utrecht
-- "Fases de Iluminación" Ana Mercader Gallery, Roquetas de Mar/Almeria/España
2008 Affordable Art Fair, Autumn collection, London, James Kinmont
-- Summer Group Show, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Art London, presented by James Kinmont Fine Art Ltd.
-- Open Art Fair, Galerie Fondation Vromans
-- "Building," Utrecht Galerie/Fondation Vromans
The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- Groupshow at Galerie Vromans, The Netherlands.
-- Art London with James Kinmont Fine Art Ltd.
-- Affordable Art Fair London, with James Kinmont Fine Art Ltd.
-- Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, with James Kinmont Fine Art Ltd.
Miart, Galleria Studio Legale, Milan,Italy.
Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Studio Legale, Bologna,Italy.
2006 Arttissima 13, Galleria Studio Legale, Turin, Italy.
-- Art Verona, Galleria Studio Legale, Verona, Italy.
-- Presentation adjoining Dale Chihuly, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, USA
-- MiArt 2006, Galleria Studio Legale, Milan, Italy
-- The Same Origin, Gallery Krijger+Katwijk, Amsterdam, The
20:15, Gallery of Galleria Studio Legale, Caserta, Italy
Willem Kerseboom Fine Arts (artfair autotron ), Rosmalen, The
2002 Gallery of Art Agency Rijbroeck, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery of Art Agency Rijbroeck, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-- Art Solidari Contra la Sida, “La Casa Elizalde” Barcelona, Spain
1999 Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam
Multiple shows within the artscene of Utrecht (Atelier F.M. v/d Ley,
2009 La voz de Almeria/Almeria
2008 Leeuwarder Courant/omroep Friesland
2006 Tableau/BLVD/Elegance/Het Parool/Amsterdam weekly