Janise Yntema creates subtle tranquil works in the ancient technique of encaustic painting: beeswax, resin and pigment, fused with heat. She is noted as one of the foremost contemporary artists working in this material. With her recent inclusion of original photography, she has brought a contemporary platform to this historic medium, blurring the boundary between photography and painting. 


Within the genre of landscape, Yntema’s use of beeswax has brought an environmental context to her work. Questions of ecological alterations, both visual and covert, are reflected and bring to dialogue issues of permanency and sustainability. 


Originally from New York, Yntema received her formal art training at Parson’s School of Design/The New School in NYC and is listed, alongside Ai Wei Wei, as one of the “New School Notables”. Having had solo and museums shows throughout the US and Europe, she is represented by Cadogan Contemporary in London and A.I.R. Gallery in NYC. Yntema’s works are in the collections of numerous museums and public collections in Europe and the United States, as well as private collections worldwide. She received the 2018 Vendéenne Award for outstanding contribution to the encaustic arts.


Her publications include: 


A Sense of Place, 2019, Cadogan Contemporary Press London

Depth Perception, 2017 The Cape Cod Museum, USA

Photosynthesis, 2017 Julie Heller Gallery, MA USA

The Temperature of Light, 2015, Kean University Press, NJ, USA 

The Quiet Landscape, 2015, Cadogan Contemporary Press London

Still, 2009 Cadogan Contemporary Press London

Praetem Terra

15x15cm digitally manipulated photographic image, beeswax encaustic, pigment and  resin on wood panel.


Single paintings 500,00 EUR

Diptych 450,00  /panel

Triptych 400 ,00 EUR /panel

View exhibition catalogue here: PRAETEM terra