Suzanne Jongmans

 

1978
The Netherlands

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kindred spirits - the receptive mode


2019
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Suzanne Jongmans is an interdisciplinary artist. She is a seamstress, sculptor, costume designer and photographer. In her photographic portraits, she brings to life characters from classic paintings, like Arnolfini’s pregnant wife in the Van Eyck portrait and Rogier van der Weyden’s veiled ‘lady’. This nod to the old masters of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries is only one aspect of her work, which is all about tranquility, timelessness and beauty. She discovers these qualities 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. Layer after layer accumulates in her oeuvre, contrast after contrast. Between classic and modern, light and dark, life experience and childlike innocence.

(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).)


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