Delft resident Karin Janssen, urban architecht and painter, did an artist-in-residence period last autumn in the Chinese sister city of Delft, Jingdezhen. During this 7-week stay, Karin realized a long-cherished dream: painting on porcelain.
This ceramic debut, resulting in a Chinese variation on Delft Blue, can be seen in Karin Janssen’s solo exhibition ‘China Blue’ at Galerie Terra Delft. The exhibition features objects designed by Karin and produced in Chinese porcelain by local craftspeople. The work shows variety in size and functionality.
The abstract decorations are mainly executed in blue, a color also frequently used by Karin Janssen in her paintings, and the most important color in both the famous Delft earthenware and in Jingdezhen porcelain. The deliberate forms have an identity of their own; restrained but not overly obvious. The dynamic decorations on these forms are well-balanced.