Jana experiments with processes and techniques that do not focus on the perfect outcome, but rather let structures unfold slowly and grow organically with the flow of the ink. Results should not be influenced or forced, the dynamic of the moment defines the drawing.
Therefore each illustration is unique and reflects her moods and tempers of the hours and days it has been created on.
The naturally developing motives are framed by static borders of basic geometric forms. This contrast of imperfect ornaments and the flawless shapes creates a balanced new whole.
Her main source of inspiration is nature and the cosmos that surrounds us. From microscopic scales invisible to the human eye to macro dimensions unimaginable to the mind. Always curious about structures and textures, Jana discovers and studies 'organic sequences' everywhere.
She holds a degree in interior architecture and has been working in design and architecture practices for a decade. The artist currently lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Colors and textures of the various papers and pens are shown as authentic and accurate as possible, however it might still differ slightly from reality.