Martine Johanna was born and raised in the Netherlands and has studied at ArtEZ the Academy of fine Arts in Arnhem, obtaining a Bachelor and a Master degree. She has exhibited in multiple Solo shows in the Netherlands, Europe and the United States.
The artists daily practice consists of producing visually stimulating paintings and drawings. These works contain a mix of figurative and abstract elements; paintings in a prismatic palette and drawings in graphite. She investigates intuitively how a conceptual outing is reflected in diverse layers of communication such as; images, written texts and audio.
The overarching concept of the work is based on personality conflicts between the authentic self and the taught mannerism and discomfort of patriarchal psychological infrastructure.