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Job Klijn

Job Klijn’s paintings are emotional and atmospheric, smouldering even, with an underlying sense of danger and darkness, while remarkably retaining a sense of light or shelter – a calm region for his figures and the viewer to inhabit.
Job often alludes to an underlying fear and insecurity ruling his work due to his lack of formal training in painting, but also recognises that this plays to the style and final look of his pieces.
Job states that he  “starts his paintings by trying to create a ‘background’, a rough sky, a portrait of ‘weather’ that reflects a mood or sense of moodiness that eventually leads to a more specific idea in what direction to take it”.
“I use as much recycled material as I can and my process involves a lot of adding and subtracting of layers, texture, soil, thinning, scraping, burning, swiping etc, until there is a feeling of emotive ‘rightness’. The result often being a multitude of trial and errors”.
This penchant for brooding turbulence and turmoil as a subject, is in the end, tempered by a residual warmth and richness achieved by the process of the art making. Attentive labour and restoration, building complex layers and beauty.
Sometimes, depending on the works ‘idea’, Job will add a figure.
“I sketch endlessly from collected images that show poses I like to achieve, often mathematically re calculating the proportions of limbs and bodies to marry them together in one final sketch”.
Not all of the ‘moodscapes’ include a human form but most do. Job’s figures exude purposefulness, not seeming overwhelmed in their surrounds. They are clean cut, well dressed, stylish even, clearly comfortable and in control in their environs.
Materials from another past with a promising future!

 

Job Klijn 
Current Exhibition

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Pursuit of Belief

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 730 mm  wide by 1030 mm high

Price: $3900 

Status: Available

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Thirst for a Little Longing

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm  wide by 922 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Upcoming Exhibition

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Lessons in Love

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm  wide by 922 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available

 

Job Klijn 
Current Exhibition

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Evidence of Change: Exhibit A

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm  wide by 925 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available

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Evidence of Change - Exhibit D

Mixed Media on Board

Size: Change: 978 mm wide by 839 mm high

Price: $3200

Status: Available

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The 8th Sin

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 1200mm wide by 1000 mm high

Price: $4600

Status: Available

 

Job Klijn 
Current Exhibition

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Time (3)

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 1400 mm  wide by 1157 mm high

Price: $4900

Status: Available

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 A Fickle Truce

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 840mm wide by 800 mm high

Price: $2980

Status: Available

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Speak to Me

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 735mm wide by  1035 mm high

Price: $3980

Status: Available

 

Job Klijn 
Current PaintingsExhibition

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Thought of You Today

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 730 mm wide by 1040 mm high

Price: $3980

Status: Available

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Something solid

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm wide by 922 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available

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Remedial

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm wide by 920 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available

 

Job Klijn 
Current Exhibition

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Gain the World..

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm wide by 925 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available

 

Job Klijn 
Current Exhibition

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Late Afternoon Stroll

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 1200 mm wide by 900 mm high

Price: $4500

Status: SOLD

 

Job Klijn 
Current Exhibition

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Illusions of Balance

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 101 mm wide by 710 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available

 

Job Klijn 
Current Paintings

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Weight of Momentum

Mixed Media on Board

Size: 660 mm wide by 990 mm high

Price: $2900

Status: Available