Soloshow “ We’re all human.

Dear All,
 
Jade Van der Mark  just moved to London, to launch her art and to establish her work in the art scene  of London. Together with  Pr agency Damson Pr they’re preparing a big solo show  called “ WE’RE ALL HUMAN”  This project will be in the heart of the centre of London, where Jade Van der Mark will showing her new work.

Artist Jade van der Mark creates poignant portraits of contemporary society. Now based in London, van der Mark is using the city as a source of inspiration, sketching in the heart of the capital, documenting tube commutes and street life. Her large-scale portraits of city life, previously inspired by Amsterdam, now turn to London’s vibrant and diverse community.

Thick coats of oil paint give life to monumental textured canvases, rich in detail and complexity and majestic in size. The use of bold and abstracted colourpalettesconveys a sense of sculptural depth, amplifying their gravitas. As each layer may take up to a week to dry, van der Mark’s paintings are the result of a laboured process lasting up to eight months. Containing multiple stories, which over the course of completion have been altered or painted over, her works unveil hidden narratives that encourage deeper reflection.  

Set in de contextualized city spaces, van der Mark’s paintings speak to an overwhelming sense of disconnect that resonates globally. Jaded faces look past each other in crowded scenes, often directly confronting the viewer with glazed yet personalized and inquisitive expressions. Diving into diverse identities, Van der Mark reveals a vast network of personal stories that share the same spaces but lack connection. Colorful figures are representative of the artist’s belief in a shared humanity. Playful but profound, her works make the mundane vibrant and beautiful, with an edge of melancholia.

This upcoming show “We’re All Human”, presents a densely populated crowd sprawling across a wide canvas, measuring over four meters in length and almost three in height. What seem like hundreds of city dwellers, distinguished through lively clothing and colorful faces, move across all directions. With almost no negative spaces between them, individuals remain fully engrossed in their own worlds, often shielded by phones, headphones and even pollution masks. A compelling sense of dynamism and unity is constantly undercut by the divisive compactness of the mass.

One of the most exciting young artists to come out of the Dutch art scene, van der Mark was born in the town of Bergen, often regarded as an artists’ town due of its remarkable natural light. Home to the Bergen School of painters in the early 20th century, Bergen has been referred to as the birthplace of Dutch expressionism.

For more information about Jade Van der Mark and an interview with her in her atelier in Amsterdam.   
https://jadevandermark.com/documentary/
 
The  upcoming exhibition in the heart of the centre of London will be a very important addition for my carrier internationality. However, I need to raise funds for the Promotion, Pr, communication, Location costs. This is the reality of building your profile in the art scene today and it helps Jade van der Mark to grow internationally.

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  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
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  • Lisa Koorn 
    • €15 
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  • Nathalie Patty 
    • €50 
    • 6 mos
  • Rudolf Golombek  
    • €12 
    • 6 mos
  • Lammert de Boer 
    • €50 
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Organizer

Jade van der Mark 
Organizer
Amsterdam Binnenstad en Oostelijk Havengebied, NL
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