"The special place where I work and live in the Netherlands inspires me. The nature, the silence and the space give me the opportunity to work in peace and comfort with the slightly bluish light that shines through the windows of my studio. These blue tones are reflected in the skin of my models"
As a self-taught artist, Peperkamp has developed her own unique style. Her paintings are painstakingly created with many thin layers of paint that reveal an incredible amount of detail. Her editing – following the axiom less is more -makes Jantina’s work instantly recognizable and exposes the bare essence of her subjects. Although her style can undoubtedly be classified as realism, Peperkamp’s work goes deeper within, and beyond that categorization. What she shows is a parallel reality, a glimpse into personal perception. “Sometimes I suspect that I look at the world differently than others” says Peperkamp.
Self-reflection is a recurring theme in Peperkamp’s work. Personal thoughts, feelings and memories are important components in her life and work. This is partly the reason why she chooses models in which she can recognize herself. The energy created between Peperkamp and her model plays a vital part in her work, where the artist takes the role of observer and commentator.
"A small peek into my world. This is me and the way I work and live"