VOICES FOR THE AMAZON

ARTIST FOR THE AMAZON

Jalinka Gressmann

Jalinka is a visual artist based on planet Earth, with a background in commercial creative studies (Cibap, Zwolle 1996), 3D-design and Sculpture (HKU, Utrecht 1998). Graduated in Fine Art – Intermedia in 2004 at the University of the Arts Utrecht.​ Combining her knowledge and diverse life and work experience, whilst wrestling with structure & time; her Art results in a mix of patterns, compositions and combinations of diverse materials & subjects. Jalinka enjoys getting lost in details and finding the beauty & magic in everything, extending and removing borders or connecting them, playing with synchronicities and parallels and is always questioning everything & nothing at the same time.​Her art is a spontaneous manifestation of her visions, always developing in an experimental and playful way. The results are to be seen in her surreal collage (self)portraits, assemblages, photography, drawings, sculptures, experimental & intuitive drawing and other creative workshops, plus the painting events for ArtNight she gives. 

Why does the Amazon matter to you?

As a kid I already found true peace and deep connectivity within nature. 2 years ago I went unexpectedly to Brasil and stayed 8 months, it is there I connected even more, with nature & myself, I traveled to the root of (my) existence, and learned a lot, especially about letting go and having trust, that we are all one, deeply connected, like the roots of the forest. I’m forever thankful and grateful to have experienced that. If we kill the spirit of the forest and their children, we kill our own spirit. And so the spirit of this planet. 

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