Jolande van Lith is in search of the ''absolute decline''. In her latest project #Relithkwie, she continues with old materials; they are painted, mixed with words or collages, knowingly perish and deliberately damaged to carry out her passion for decay. Part of the process is the dissolution of paper.
Her art is about the dialogue and inner struggle of the human mind . About those who are on the sidelines of society. She shows an enormous desire to create a new memory and attention for situations, to change them to different contexts. Its ‘s about perception, raising questions and pushing boundaries. The works are dark and somehow disturbing but strangely enough presented in installations with bold colours. With this she puts the viewer on the wrong track and it shows a sense of humour.
The installations demonstrates how van Lith thinks about her art objects, they all have a separate identity but brought together they work on a different level. It all relates to her investigations into social constructions and public perception. The subjects are sometimes uncomfortable but always with beauty, they create space for reflection on humanity. The importance of being recognized, as a person or even as a lost and found object, that’s what matters to her.
The artist lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You can find her work in collections all over the world. Van Lith won several international awards and is nominated ‘’ Artist of the Year’’; she is also selected for the Top 100 Most Valued Contemporary Artists. With a best selling literature poetry novel and her work in several poetry anthologies she shows how multi talented she is.