Joke Frima

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Joke Frima

ARC Living Master TM

Dutch 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1952

Born in The Hague, Netherlands

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Joke Frima, was born in The Hague, Netherlands, and is presently living in France. She exhibits mainly in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1969 Academy of Fine Arts , Rotterdam
1970 Academy of Fine Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands

After wasting her time in the art schools in the Netherlands for so many years, she met by chance Signorina Nerina Simi in Florence Italy. Joke studied in Studio Simi from September 1976 until September 1984 and learned all the classical basic techniques from Signorina Simi. In 1977-78 She received a grant from the Greenshield foundation.

1984 moved back to the Netherlands
1999 Moved to France
2007 Moved from Biches to Vissingy.

Joke Frima has a very spacious and bright studio as well as her own exhibition space. It is situated in the former school in the hamlet Vissingy, in Bourgogne France. She organizes an annual exhibition usually in May. Her studio in the Netherlands is in Driebergen (near Utrecht).

For the numerous exhibitions and art fairs Joke Frima travels regularly to the Netherlands. The combination of the very rural and quiet environment in which to work and the frequent busy visits to the Netherlands proves to be particularly fruitful.

Joke Frima finds her subject matter in everyday beauty in nature. In her vegetal still lives she shows us nature not yet picked clean or manicured by man. She looks for common things like a meadow with butterbur, a cluster of strawberries or dandelions. The low viewpoint she chooses, Frima appears to be lying in the grass, makes you want to creep deep into her paintings to find your own way through the leaves. In an abstracted play of texture, rhythm, light and colour, Frima manages to evoke a sense of calm and harmony in a rather modest subject and also grab the viewers' full attention. Simulacrum is winner First Place Prize of the Landscape Category- International ARC Salon 2013-14.

Major publications:
2014 Joke Frima paintings 2014-1989, L Univers des Simulacres publisher: Art Revisited- Joke Frima - ISBN 978-90-72736-88-8
2007 - Joke Frima Manifestations-Paintings - publisher: Art Revisited-Joke Frima ISBN 978-90-72736-53-6
1996 - Joke Frima, drawings and paintings 1986-1996 Publisher: Het Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam

Major solo exhibitions
  • 2014 Galerie Mokum-Joke Frima 25 jaar in Mokum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2014 -2009 exhibition every year in Mai , In Studio at Vissingy - FR
  • 2010 November - Galerie Mokum-Amsterdam - NL
  • 2007 Joke Frima - Galerie Mokum-Amsterdam, NL
  • 2004 Galerie Mokum "Joke Frima exposeert" - Amsterdam NL
  • 2002 Smelik en Stokking Galleries, Den Haag, NL
  • 2000 Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1998 Art Options, Wijk bij Duurstede, NL
  • 1997. Smelik en Stokking Galleries, Den Haag, NL
  • 1996 Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1994 Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1992 Galerie Jan van Munster, Den Haag, NL
  • 1991 Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1990 Unexpected Tuscany, four artist painters, Jane Neville Galery/The Mall Galleries, GB
  • 1990 Het Rondeel, Streekmuseum Rhenen, NL
  • 1989 Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, NL