Work at work cutting

Marjatta Ranta-Iso works in Winsum, a village in the north of the Netherlands. She is a versatile artist, best known as a graphic artist in a group of artists called HOLT, who are specialized in blockprint. The nature is the most important source of inspiration for her. (She grew up in the Finnish forest landscape.)

Marjatta

Characteristic of her work is the breathing atmosphere, which she creates by the play between light and shadow, reflections on the water and the use of air perspective.

Next to her two dimensional work she also makes art objects and installations, for which she chooses materials out of the nature; such as stones, shells, sand and earth.

Marjatta Ranta-Iso has got a magic vision of life, which she carries out in her performances. During her performances she creates an installation: a "sandpainting" on the ground out of different colour sand, pigments or other materials. While she works, she uses movements, her voice and music instruments to create a ritual of arts: a multi art performance.

Here you can watch how she is working. You can see the end result here larger.

 

Exhibitions 2017

Galerie Szing, Zuidlaren

‘Scandinavische Streken 2’

14 Januari t/m 16 april 2017
Opening 15 januari 15:00 met muziek door Marjatta en Hans Kromme

Martinikerk, Franeker (Galerie de Roos van Tudor)

‘HOLT in het vierkant’

29 april t/m 27 augustus 2017
Opening 29 april 15:00

Kerkenheem, Noorddijk

‘Dialoog’

Half juni t/m half augustus 2017
In de boerderij naast de Stefanuskerk, dialoog met Sytske Feitsma

Galerie Inkt, Delft

‘Het landscap centraal’

8 september t/m 12 oktober 2017

Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

‘19e Onafhankelijke Realisten Tentoonstelling’

17 september t/m 17 december 2017

 

Exhibitions 2016

Galerie Szing, Zuidlaren

‘Scandinavische Streken’

16 Januari t/m 1 april 2016 (verlengd)
Opening 17 januari 15:00 met muziek door Marjatta en Hans Kromme

Galerie Paterswolde, Paterswolde

‘Stroom’

13 maart tot 13 mei 2016
Opening 13 maart 16:00

Galerie Steenwijk, Steenwijk

‘Op formaat’ 2

17 maart t/m 9 april 2016
Reizende expositie met werken van 40 x 40cm

AVA Art Festival Osaka, Japan

29 maart t/m 4 april 2016
AVA Magazine
Art Festival Osaka pag. 4-6, Gallery Kitai pag. 6-7, Marjatta pag. 48-49

Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

‘Heel Nederland de lucht in’

3 april t/m 3 juli 2016
Besloten opening 2 april, 14:30 opening door Nico de Haan, en muzikaal intermezzo

Museum Schokland

‘Heel Nederland de lucht in’

9 april t/m 3 juli 2016
Opening voor genodigden 9 april 16:00

Grafik i Väst, Storgatan, Zweden

9 t/m 27 april 2016

Slot Zeist, Zeist

‘Heel Nederland de lucht in’

12 april t/m 19 juni 2016
Opening voor genodigden 10 april 15:00, opening door Kees van Kooten, en muzikaal intermezzo

Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilië

Tendencias Criativas

27 september t/m 31 december

Pictura & Atelier Horneman, Groningen

Maand van de Grafiek: Groninger Grafiek

23 oktober t/m 4 december
Opening Pictura 23 oktober
Finissage Horneman 3 december

Kunstmaand Ameland

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