Dan Klein / Menno Jonker
Cloth 208 (double) pages
Full-page colour illustrations (25*29,5cm)
Design: Maarten Evenhuis
Text in English & Dutch
Price: € 60.00
Menno Jonker (b.1968) is one of the most promising glass-artists of the Netherlands and has been designer in residence at the famous Royal Leerdam Crystal Works in Leerdam since 1997. Inspired in his youth by the Dutch master glass designer Copier and the abstract movement in painting Jonker has arrived at his own variety of lyrical abstraction and has established his own set of aesthetic values in which beautiful proportions emphasized by colour elevate the senses.
This publication coincided with an exhibition of Jonker’s work in the National Glass Museum in Leerdam, the Netherlands.
‘Menno Jonker’s instinctive feeling for glass is evident from the success of his very first attempts in the medium. Jonker has established his own set of aesthetic values in which beautiful proportions emphasised by colour elevate the senses. Like many of the Dutch abstract artists he admires, his genre of abstraction is human and very approachable. Its links with nature and with man are clear but subtle. His work can be playful or serious, joyful or contemplative. Menno Jonker has created a modern visual language in Dutch glass that builds on tradition and also takes decorative arts a step further into the 21st century’
Dan Klein (1938-2009) www.dankleinglass.com
from ‘Lyrical Abstraction, the art of Menno Jonker’