Saskia Jetten is a contemporary fine artist and printmaker who gratefully resides on the lands of the shishalh Nation where she operates a printshop and artist studio.
Continually pushing the boundaries of printmaking with drawing at the base of it, Jetten has exhibited internationally and received numerous prizes and grants. Saskia has a broad experience of 30 years international teaching at university level.
She immigrated in 2012, mid-career, with her husband from the Netherlands to the Canadian West Coast to build upon her experience and skills, shake up, broaden and challenge her views and art practice. She gratefully nourishes the roots from both worlds in her being.
Her work touches on themes related to theatre, identity, and interpersonal relationships.
Saskia Jetten’s work is rooted in drawing and printmaking. Her work touches on themes related to theatre, identity, and interpersonal relationships.
This year’s series is called ‘Tronies’ and feature grotesque, expressive, surreal and poetic approaches in a suite of drawings, handmade prints and books. ‘Tronies’ was originally the name for a 16th century Dutch painting genre depicting characteristic faces and visages. Saskia interprets this genre in a contemporary and personal way.
The studio is located on a property named ‘Print and Parsley’ at 9073 Redrooffs Road in Halfmoon Bay.