Jade van der Mark | Empty Spaces
Jade van der Mark (Bergen, the Netherlands, 1990) is a Dutch Contemporary figurative artist. Based between Amsterdam and London, she is a self- taught female painter that examines the dichotomy of crowds and human intimacy.
Her large-scale group portraits of cities’ inhabitants highlight issues of overpopulation, greed, burnouts and oppression. The colourful and lively figures remind us of a shared humanity. Thereby, the works are a colourful reflection on the fast-paced city lives of the city’s people. Each work is telling the story of strangers, who don’t know they’re being painted, but are brought together to create a unified story… More
Ronchini is proud to present our first solo exhibition of Dutch artist Jade van der Mark. Working mostly with oil on canvas, van der Mark’s idiosyncratic style incorporates a rich palette with which she sculpts the pictorial material in the tradition of the impasto technique. The thick layers of oil painting allow the artist to draw the caricatural characters in decontextualized urban landscapes which compose her social satire. The title of the show “Empty Spaces” is therefore meant to denounce the hypocrisy of certain social situations.