Thanks to the Young Talent Grant I received from the Mondriaan Fund in 2016/2017, I´ve had the opportunity to experiment with new materials in the last year. I have fallen in love with clay. I started a basic pottery class in March 2017 where I learnt throwing on the wheel and some glazing and firing skills. I now continue to experiment with different sculptural forms. Ceramics is a field with vast opportunities to learn skills and techniques; it really gives me a kick. It is also a humbling process, where I am a total beginner and still struggle with some technical parts of the process.
It feels very good to reactivate my 3d brain as I call it; thinking in three-dimensional space is something I love to do, and yet haven’t done so intensively since attending art school. Working with ceramics, I concentrate on form, proportions, empty space, colour and surface. Clay is earth, and I can feel this when I work with it. The material itself is part of the natural world, and I can relate to it very well. The process of firing to make the material durable is absolutely fascinating to me.
With special thanks to the Mondriaan Fund to grant me such an enriching year of experiment and play. The process continues and I will be sharing more about it soon.
I warmly invite you to my Short Solo at Galerie SANAA in Utrecht, 27 February – 5 March 2016
3512 HB UTRECHT
Saturday 27 February 2016, gallery open from 12-18 hours
16 hours saxophone quartet ‘t Wuivend Riet:
Irma Heijnsdijk, Hans Roos, Piet Beukema, Remko Majoor
Sunday 28 February 2016, gallery open from 12-18 hours
15 hours artist talk with Jessica Skowroneck by Dieuwke Spaans
I will be present on 27 and 28 February in the gallery for questions about my work.
5 September-18 October 2015: When Colours Move, group exhibition in Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht NL
Artists: Jessica Skowroneck, Mai van Oers, Adriaan de Villiers.
Address: Jansdam 2, Utrecht
Open: we-sa 12-18 hours
Life goes ON Open Studio, 22 March 2015, Prinses Margrietlaan 414 Zeist, 11:00-17:00 hrs Graduation, residence, new relationship, new home, new life. Then winning the Royal Prize out of the blue. Stunned by so much success but confused, on my own as an artist. So what to do? I organize an experimental exhibition in my studio at home, to celebrate the end of working here, before I move my work to my new studio in Zeist!
You´re all very welcome to my Open Studio – Life goes ON, Sunday 22 March 2015. It´s on the Prinses Margrietlaan 414 in Zeist, the door will be open from 11:00-17:00. Bring family, friends, artists and kids! All the best & love, Mouna/Jessica
It´s the last week of my exhibition in Percipi Gallery in Amsterdam and I want to warmly invite you for the finissage, coming Sunday 16 November, 17.00-20.00 hours. Dance, food, wine and fun company (and of course my paintings as well), so welcome to all!
Finissage `Foolish Wishes & Ridiculous Triumphs´ – paintings by Jessica Skowroneck
17.00 Dance performance with Anneke Gerrits and Agnes Philipsen (free entry)
18.00 – 20.00 `Artist Dinner´ vegetarian menu of three courses including nice wine, check www.percipi.nl for the menu. (Costs are 20 euro´s and reservation obligatory at email@example.com or 06-16798134, max 18 people at the table.)
Address: Percipi Gallery, Rozenstraat 227, Amsterdam
Saturday 18 October 2014: Opening exhibition, Percipi Gallery, Rozenstraat 227 Amsterdam
18 Oct-16 Nov 2014: Exhibition
I warmly invite you for my solo exhibition, on show are my new paintings inspired by sensations from nature and some mysterious disappearances of form. Foolish wishes refer to the impossibility of a painting to succeed, the impossibility of making a living as an artist in these days, and me wishing for it against all odds. Ridiculous triumphs refer to the paintings that succeeded anyway, the survivals of the messy and sometimes frustrating birth-process that is part of my everyday life in the studio. The survivals that often trigger giggles in humorous people (thus these paintings are ridiculous). Ridiculous triumphs also refer to the absolutely amazing fact that I won the Royal Prize for Painting this year, which allows me lots of worry-less time in my studio; time to experiment, evolve, make mistakes, try again and hopefully to come up with some more ridiculous paintings.
Percipi Gallery is open: Thursday: 14.00-17.30, Friday: 14.00-17.30, Saturday: 14.00-17.30