YOAK presents Jayda Reeberg
Jayda Reeberg is an artist and painter based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who studies fine arts at Willem de Kooning Academie. In their own words: “through painting I create my own language by translating different aspects of my being – in contrast to my surroundings – into a fascination of color combinations.” They explore ways to sample aspects of post colonial theory, the search for cultural-spiritual identity and hip hop culture into painting.
Jayda’s art introduces itself by giving you a direct punch to the gut, doing so with a cheeky grin. Their practice incorporates reflection and conversation and publishes almost like a visual diary. Jayda uses contrasting colors instead of words to show their internal battle fighting with the external. In their work the onlooker is reminded that through the presence of darkness, there is always also an embrace of the light.