j o l a n d e  v a n  l i t h



 

'' My art is about the dialogue and inner struggle
of the human mind. About those who are on the
sidelines of society.. ''


 

Jolande van Lith was born a poet and has always been an artist.
As a young girl she had a vivid imagination, loved drawing and
 already wrote her first poetry. She became a model
but decided to be more than a pretty face.
So she studied documentary photography and creative design.
Only 19 years young she became established
as an independent photographer.
Her work already portraying her interest in the experience
surrounding decay, death and religion.
This resulted in successful exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad.
 

End of the 90s she withdrew from photography and started a study in psychology.
(Nowadays she is specialised in Personality Disorder &
 Mentalization Based Treatment.) During that time she also began the search
for other art forms.New form of expressions; like abstracts in acrylic on linnen.
After that discovery Jolande started building her art up in layers using
various disciplines and techniques.
 

“ I practice an autodidact freedom in the use of materials,
remaining uninhibited and unlimited in my technique.
My work offers the possibility to portray depth and structure.
Through the use and combination of unusual materials and colours surprising
opportunities arise. I challenge myself every day.
Authenticity in simplicity is the guarantee of my work method.
My fascination surrounding deterioration is what I try to communicate
in all my art forms. Emotions such as pain and sadness are palpable in
the absence of figurative representations.''

 

Van Lith’s raw and uncensored passion haunts her work;
it’s intensity casting a mysterious powerfull shadow that is uniquely hers.
Jolande lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
You can find her work in collections all over the world.
 

Several times nominated ''Artist of the Year''.
In 2015 she was selected for the Top 100 Most Valued Contemporary Artists.
Nominee Zachte G Language Award Brabants Erfgoed.
Winner of the International Da Vinci Award 2018.
 

jolande van lith

         Her creativity started at a very early age and hasn't stopped since.