Valentino black by Suzanne Jongmans
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Valentino black 2021

Suzanne Jongmans

Inkjet PrintPhotographic print
125 ⨯ 100 cm
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Galerie Wilms Contemporary Art

  • About the artwork
    45x65 cm - edition 5
    75x95 cm - edition 5
    100x125 cm edition 5
  • About the artist

    The ‘menina’ of Velasquez, Arnolfini’s pregnant wife in the Van Eyck portrait, and Rogier van der Weyden’s veiled ‘lady’: Suzanne Jongmans brings them to life in her photographic portraits. This nod to the old masters of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries – certainly also to Rembrandt and Vermeer – is only one aspect of her work. It is all about tranquillity, timelessness, beauty. Qualities she discovers even in disposable material such as packing foam and tin, with which she meticulously designs the exquisite costumes for her models – a subtle critique of our consumer society. And so layer after layer accumulates in her oeuvre, contrast after contrast. Between classic and modern, light and dark, life experience and childlike innocence.


    ​‘She creates a tension and a meeting between the classical and the modern, the constant and the fugitive. Her images radiate an immanence, through the mundane scraps, we glimpse the divine.’


    Karen Van Godtsenhoven, associate curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)​


    Suzanne Jongmans (Breda, The Netherlands, 1978) is an interdisciplinary artist. She is a seamstress, sculptor, costume designer and photographer. She held her first solo exhibition at the European Economic and Social Committee and has also exhibited at the Welt museum in Vienna. Her commissioned work includes a campaign for Valentino/Moncler and she has been featured in the international press (The Washington Post, on CNN and Die Deutsche Welle).


    ‘Dutch artist Suzanne Jongmans creates photographs that echo the old masters, but with a modern twist’


    The Observer



    Education


    1996-2000 Academie Voor Beeldende Vorming Tilburg
    graduated in Textile Design and Photography


    Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

    2019
    PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms NL
    Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam NL
    Moving through contrast, (solo) Galerie Wilms NL
    Modest Fashion, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam NL
    CITTÀ DI VELLUTO, Ala, IT
    Kindred Spirits, EESC Brussels BE
    Munch Fabric Start, Munchen DE

    2018
    Assignment of 3 artworks commissioned by Valentino / Moncler Italy
    “Veiled, Unveiled! The Headscarf, Welt museum Wenen, AU
    PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms


    ​2017
    American embassy, Galerie Wilms
    PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
    KunstRAI (solo), Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
    The Duchess, Amsterdam
    SALON/CRAFT, Amsterdam
    Geldrop Museum (solo)
    Miscellaneous II, Venlo Galerie Wilms
    10 jaar Galerie Wilms Lustrum tentoonstelling


    Kindred Spirits, Solo, Galerie Wilms - Venlo


    Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair 2017, Galerie Wilms
     


    2016
    PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
    Tuin der Kunsten, Galerie Wilms, Venlo
    Tuin der Kunsten, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo
    Miscellaneous II, Galerie Wilms, Venlo


    2015
    Yip art Fotoveiling
    Museum de Kantfabriek, Horst
    Cacoafabriek , Helmond
    PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    Kunstrai, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    Art the Hague, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    Realisme, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam

    2014
    PAN, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    Mind over Matter, Solo, Galerie Wilms, Venlo
    Museum van Bommel Van Dam, Verzameling Venlo, Venlo
    (Work is included in the museum collection)
    Art The Hague, Galerie Wilms, The Hague
    a Group show, Gallery Stephanie Hoppen, London
    Amphia Ziekenhuis, Solo, Breda
    Art Realisme, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    KunstRAI, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam

    2013
    Art The Hague, Galerie Wilms, The Hague
    Through a Glass Darkly, Gallery Stephanie Hoppen, London
    LAPADA, Gallery Stephanie Hoppen, London
    KunstRai, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    Museum ’t Oude Slot, Solo, Veldhoven
    Art Realisme, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam

    2012
    KunstRai, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam
    Art Realisme, Galerie Wilms, Amsterdam

    2011
    It's a Wrap, KOP, Breda 
    Suzanne Jongmans, Galerie Wilms, Venlo
    Zomerexpositie, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
    De Museumwinkel, Galerie Ecker, Breda
    Mail Art Project, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
    Group exhibition, De Krabbedans Eindhoven

    2010
    Essent-Foyer, Chassetheater, Breda
    Arti, Galerie Pennings, Den Haag
    Stik maar, Museum Kempenland, Eindhoven
    Solo, Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven

    2009
    Oog in oog, KOP, Breda
    Duetten, Galerie Ecker, Breda

    2008
    Openstudio route, Breda Photo, Breda

    2007
    Duo exhibition, Galerie Wilms, Venlo
    Identity, KOP, Breda
    Front, Solo exhibition, Chassétheater Breda
    Harry Pennings estafetteprijs, Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven


    Publications

    Die Welle - documantery about Suzanne Jongmans  2019
    The Grid - The Guardian/ The observer  2018
    Salzburger Nachrichten
    NTR Zaterdag Matinee, 2017
    Boekrecensie in Brabant Cultureel 2015
    Philomagazine 2015
    Residence 2015
    Valentino 2015
    'Holland Herald' the inflight magazine of KLM 2015
    Palet 2014
    Selvedge Magazine (58), Paper, scissors, shoot, Sue Steward, 2014, UK
    NRC, Rebelse kunstwerken in kasteel Keukenhof,
    Sandra Smallenburg, 2013, NL

    Palet, Oude Meesters in nieuwe foto’s,
    Thijs van Kimmenade, 2013, NL
    Eindhovens Dagblad, Portretten met
    een knipoog, Rob Schoonen, 2013, NL

    Washington Post,  Flemish art, back to
    the future , Maura Judkis, 2012, USA

    Brabant Cultureel, De kwetsbaarheid van Suzanne Jongmans, Irma van Bommel, 2011, NL
    ‘Stillevens’ in Tortuga (28) 2011
    Elsevier, Moderne Vermeer, Ingrid van
    der Chijs, 2010 NL

    BLINK, Suzanne Jongmans, 2005


     



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