Grietje Postma prints for sale

We are pleased to represent the contemporary Dutch woodcut artist, Grietje Postma (b. 1961). She specializes in landscapes, and her technique is the reduction woodcut; a single block is printed through several states beginning with dark and ending with light colors. The resulting prints are really quite remarkable.

Postma studied woodcut technique at the Academie Minerva in Groningen with Wim van Veen. The reduction method, as opposed to the multiple block approach, employs one block with the darkest color being printed first and the complete edition of perhaps twenty is fully printed. From there, cuts are made in the block and the next lightest color is printed for the entire edition on the same sheets of paper. This process continues so that ultimately, the block is almost completely cut away and the lightest colors are the last to be printed. The effects are subtle layering of colors with little margin for error. More recently, as Postma continues to refine her technique, she will start with a few light colors, then dark, then working back to light again. This is a time consuming process that she has mastered with great success.

These beautifully crafted woodcuts have an Arts and Crafts look to them. They suggest ties to past traditions and at the same time are fresh and vibrant for today’s collectors. Craftsmanship is paramount and the natural landscape is the theme.

The artist produces only a few different images each year. The editions are small given the rigorous nature of the printing process. We are pleased to offer these exceptional prints and we welcome any inquiries you may have. Postma’s work has been widely exhibited in Holland and we think our American clients with a keen interest in woodcuts will certainly admire her achievements.

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2016-III (Moonwalker) -  POSTMA

2016-III (Moonwalker)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 29. 7 5/8 in. (diameter) Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. The print is also signed with the following, Bois Perdu, "Moonwalker." This is a fine impression with full margins. Excellent condition. This exquisite work is an uncommon subject and format by the artist.
$400

Landcape 2011-IV -  POSTMA

Landcape 2011-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2011, edition 20 plus 5 artist's proofs 15 x 15 3/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The size of the edition is also inscribed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$850

Landscape 2001-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2001-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2001, edition 40 plus 10 artists's proofs 13 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. Signed and titled, lower right. Numbered in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$800

Landscape 2002-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2002-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2002, edition 26. 16 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. The edition is listed in the lower right as well. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
SOLD

Landscape 2003-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2003-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2003, edition 40 plus 10 artist's proofs. 15 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. As with all of Postma's work, this exemplary woodcut is printed from a single block. This is not a multiple block woodcut in the Japanese tradition, but rather, a reduction woodcut printed from a single piece of wood. The artist makes an initial design on the block and then prints the entire edition. She returns to the block and makes more design changes and then re-inks the block and prints on top of the same sheets of paper. This process continues and the end result is a build up of layers of ink resulting in a subtle yet rich overlay of colors. There is very little margin for error in this time consuming yet rewarding process. Grietje Postma is one of the finest woodcut artists working in Holland today.
SOLD

Landscape 2008-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2008-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2008, edition 20. 17 x 14 5/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$800

Landscape 2010-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2010-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2010, edition 20. 10 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The edition is also listed in pencil in the lower left. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$700

Landscape 2010-V -  POSTMA

Landscape 2010-V
Woodcut printed in colors, 2010, edition 27. 15 5/8 x 22 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The size of the edition is also inscribed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
SOLD

Landscape 2011-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2011-II
Woodcut printed in colors, 2011, edition 20. 10 1/2 x15 1/2 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Beautifully designed, the decorative border here reminds us of Buhot's elaborate approach to printmaking. The Dutch translation of the text is,"spring with alder and Pentecostal flowers."
SOLD

Landscape 2011-III -  POSTMA

Landscape 2011-III
Woodcut printed in colors, 2011, edition 22. 10 3/4 x 19 1/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
SOLD

Landscape 2012-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2012-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2012, edition 21. 13 1/2 x 23 1/16 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The edition size is also inscribed by the artist. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$950

Landscape 2012-VI -  POSTMA

Landscape 2012-VI
Woodcut printed in colors, 2012, edition 20. 12 x 19 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The edition size is also inscribed by the artist in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$900

Landscape 2012-VII -  POSTMA

Landscape 2012-VII
Woodcut printed in colors, 2012, edition 20. 11 3/4 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Inscribed with the edition size in pencil as well. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$950

Landscape 2013-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2013-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2013, edition 25. 15 3/4 x 22 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The edition size is also inscribed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
SOLD

Landscape 2013-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2013-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2013, edition 25. 15 3/4 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. With the edition also listed in the lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$850

Landscape 2014-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2014-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2014, edition 29. 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The inscription on the lower left edge of the block reads, "Ode to Wood, Nature and Fantasy."
$950

Landscape 2014-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2014-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2014, edition 26. 8 x 19 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$750

Landscape 2014-VI -  POSTMA

Landscape 2014-VI
Woodcut printed in colors, 2014, edition 26. 15 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$950

Landscape 2015-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2015-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 26. 7 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This subtle, panoramic beach scene with three solitary figures is a new and distinctive work by the artist.
$750

Landscape 2015-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2015-II
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 26. 14 5/8 x 23 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. As with all of Postma's work, this exemplary woodcut is printed from a single block. This is not a multiple block woodcut in the Japanese tradition, but rather, a reduction woodcut printed from a single piece of wood. The artist makes an initial design on the block and then prints the entire edition. She returns to the block and makes more design changes and then re-inks the block and prints on top of the same sheets of paper. This process continues and the end result is a build up of layers of ink resulting in a subtle yet rich overlay of colors. There is very little margin for error in this time consuming yet rewarding process. Grietje Postma is one of the finest woodcut artists working in Holland today.
$950

Landscape 2015-III -  POSTMA

Landscape 2015-III
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 26. 13 1/8 x 26 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. We have several other works by Postma available.
$1,000

Landscape 2015-V -  POSTMA

Landscape 2015-V
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 25. 7 3/8 x 21 1/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. With the edition listed in the lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$750

Landscape 2016-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2016-IV
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 29. 15 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The margins are full. Here we have an exceptional study in vibrant colors, luminosity and foreshortening done in the very challenging medium of reduction woodcut.
$950

Landscape 2017-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-I
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 24. 21 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression of this lovely print. The margins are full and the condition is fresh. A horse as subject in a landscape is something new for the artist.
$600

Landscape2013-III -  POSTMA

Landscape2013-III
Woodcut printed in colors, 2013, edition 25. 15 3/4 x 22 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
SOLD


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