Marjo Postma 1958

Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.

Before Marjo Postma went to the Rijksacademy she studied TEHATEX, a teacher training for drawing and textiles. After two years Rijksacademy she won the Prix de Rome prize for Free Grafics. The images that Marjo Postma ‘captures’ in her work are the report of her dreams, adventures and encounters, of what her eyes see and her spirit fabricates. Captured images, not clearly realistic, but adapted, deluted, thickened, halved, cut, stretched, diminished, detoured, enlarged, flattened join together on paper or canvas. Her thoughts wander and weave and what she sees she adapts in her own style: recognisable forms will be seen as details in a new form, constructions can become living creatures. A fishmarket, a salamander, a power socket, coral, a fat belly, jellyfish or a Roman arch, the motives intertwine and create a new total, the mostly organic fantasy world unfastens from reality. Looking at her work, you can travel into a new world, with no directions, no beginning and no end. For her drawing is like thinking with the pencil, traveling in the endless ocean, where the fantasy has no limits.

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Gelderse Leergangen, Nijmegen, tekenen en textiel, 1976-1982 Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, 1982-1984 Winnaar Prix de Rome, Vrije Grafiek, 1984 Tentoonstellingen: (oa) ● 2019: werkperiode van 3 maanden bij Sundaymorning@EKWC, Oisterwijk ● 2018: Gallery Josilda da Conceicao, Amsterdam ● 2018: 6e editie Tekenkabinet, Amstelpark, Amsterdam ● 2017: Het Erfgoedhuis, Meerssen, solo ● 2017: Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan ● 2017: Gallery Josilda da Conceicao, Amsterdam ● 2017: de Wasserette, Amsterdam ● 2016: Kerstshow, Amsterdam, WG-Kunst ● 2016: Nasty Women, Amsterdam, Gallery Josilda da Conceicao ● 2016: Losdok, Pakhuis Wilhelmina, solo ● 2015: Tetem, Enschede, MultiSolo door We like Art ● 2015: Deelname masterclass Tekencentrum Diepenheim ● 2011: NieuweVide, Haarlem ● 2009: 200 jaar Prix de Rome, Kunsthal, Rotterdam ● 2007: voorstel kunstwerk Abdij van Egmond ● 1999: Opdracht voor Circus Elleboog, Amsterdam ● 1985-1999: regelmatig opdrachten voor Particulieren ● 1997: Grafisch Atelier, Utrecht ● 1996: Wally, Amsterdam ● 1992: Valeton & Henstra, Amsterdam ● 1991: Detta Arcana, Spoleto, Italië ● 1989: Galerie Aschenbach, Amsterdam ● 1987: Dutch Selection, Keulen ● 1986: Villa de Bank, Enschede ● 1986: Nederlands Cultureel instituut, Rome ● 1985: Bestuurscentrum Proostdijhoeve, Meerssen ● 1984: Rijksacademie, Amsterdam ● 1983: Museum Fodor, Amsterdam