José Sintnicolaas is a Dutch artist living in The Netherlands. After a fulfilling business career she went to the Art Academy in Belgium and followed art history courses at Tilburg University at the same time. She also joined a drawing club (drawing nudes).
When she moved to China in 1992 she started working as a professional artist. Since 8 years she is working exclusively on her series 'Earth'. This is an ode to our planet and originated from admiration to nature and earth, but also out of concern for the destruction by man. She came very aware of this during the years she lived in China and South-East Asia.
Her abstract artworks are made of various materials representing the elements of the earth; glass, sand, stones and paper. Without a preconceived plan, artworks are created with often coarse structures. The use of these materials are giving the vieuwer the same feeling as one experiences in nature and also give the viewer the space for their own interpretation.
From 2012-2021, for nearly 10 years José lived in Shanghai, Singapore and Italy.
She exhibited in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. Her artworks are in collections all over the world: Japan, China, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Belgium and The Netherlands. In 2015 her artwork was collected for the Fondazione Collection Imago Mundi in Singapore. In 2019 she was selected for the Biennial in Florence.