Christien de Jong, outsider imagination in colour and volume

photographie de l'artiste néerlandaise Christien de Jong dans son atelier ensoleillé
Christien in her colourful and sunny workshop

Christien used to be a teacher and lives in a small village in the Netherlands. With her outsider’s imagination, she draws, paints and creates 3D objects.

She has exhibited in several galleries in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Russia. The Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp and the Coda museum in Apeldoorn have hosted her work.

Christien de Jong regularly participates in art projects with

Christien de Jong woont in een klein dorp in Nederland. Ze werkte als leerkracht in het basisonderwijs. Ze is autodidact: ze tekent, schildert en maakt ruimtelijk werk vanuit haar grote, bijzondere fantasie.”

Collector's view

I discovered Christien de Jong’s work through her ink drawings on magazine pages.

From a simple photo of an interior, she manages to create an incredible world of mountains, roads and houses. She makes dreams come true on paper…

Then I bought other volume works like her wonderful cardboard insects. There is a real delicacy in Christien’s work that helps to change the world for the better.