I am passionate about collecting weird, unique, and special treasures from every genre: books; music; videos; visual material, vintage & design, objects, and lots of beauty from nature.
I'm selective in what is attractive to me; I need to taste the colors or smell the sounds to have my attention. Those can be fragments or complete works. I am intrigued by contrasts, synchronicities, and similarities, so I collect experiences & moments to remind myself of life's beauty, diversity, and absurdity.
My mediums include mixed-media paintings, collages, photographs, and digital art, that explores themes like mysticism, nature, freedom, and sacredness through powerful narratives that are often surreal or dadaist— sometimes figurative and other times abstract.
I use images that emerge from my dreams & collections, and my associative brain connects everything until it feels balanced.
Jalinka is a Visual Artist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a background in styling & design (Cibap, Zwolle 1996), 3D design, and Sculpture (HKU, Utrecht 1998). She graduated BFA in Fine Art – Intermedia in 2004 at the University of the Arts Utrecht (NL)