www.jovangemerde.eu
Discipline: digital photography

About Jo van Gemerde

The work of Jo van Gemerde (Amsterdam) takes you to a magical, virtual world. She uses items like feathers, water, armoury, horns, wood, shells and archaeological objects, anything really that makes her story come alive, the photographer transforms her models into mysterious, combative and gentle goddesses. It is the combination of strength and fragility which fascinates her.

Jo van Gemerde worked – quite happily - as a museologist, journalist and author until she started playing with digital photography in combination with Photoshop. She realised the endless possibilities and she was instantly hooked. Three years later she won the fifth prize in the American Art Awards Category Digital.  Jo had exhibitions in the Coffee Company en Galeriedje in Zevenaar. Her work was highlighted in the blog of The Arts Business Institute.

For this Dutch Design Hotel Artemis Organic Winter exhibition Jo made new work. Instead of women, now flowers, plants and trees have a starring role. `To my surprise I found this even more exciting as working on my female  portraits. I tried to find chaos that radiates peacefulness.’

Jeanne d’ (12)*

12 jeanne d

Joan of arc, the maid of Orleans is a figure to Jo van Gemerde's imagination. As a young girl of simple origins, she played a decisive role in the Hundred Years  War between England and France. At the age of 19 she was arrested in a little French town. After conquering Orleans she found herself stuck outside a small French city. The gates were closed on her. There she was, in the heart of winter. Arrested and burned at the stake. Jo’s Jeanne is a warrior, saint, and martyr.

Material: photoprint
limited edition: 20
Size: 100 x 100 cm
Price: € 575,-

The Silence of Water (10)*

10 the silence of water

This is the portrait of a woman who is peacefully resting in the safety of the water. Like she went into hibernation, her hands folded. She is healing from a traumatic experience.

Material: photoprint
limited edition: 20
Size: 100 x 75 cm
Price: € 575,-

Mechda (11)*

11 mechda h800

Material: photoprint
limited edition: 20
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Price: € 175,-

The Veil (13)*

13 the veil

Material: photoprint
limited edition: 20
Size: 45 x 60 cm
Price: € 249,-

Like Smoke (14)*

14 like smoke

Material: photoprint
limited edition: 20
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Price: € 249,-