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About me

  • Marja van Putten is a Dutch visual artist, living in Amsterdam and working in Oude Niedorp (NH).

    She is a contemporary critical painter, who connects paintings with other media: textiles, c-prints and objects.
    Her figurative canvases show a mix of images and materials with art-historical references, from different cultures and personal associations. Her latest works are abstract with textiles in the lead, wich are public with the titel femmeBRUT. (

    She organizes art projects, publishes her own Magazine ‘MARI/JA’, runs a web design and graphic design company, Arttrust. She is the initiator and board member of the DKB Foundation, the Digital Art Management Foundation, which is committed to the digital preservation of the oeuvres of deceased artists.

    She was an assistant for 20 years for the sculptures of Armando, who passed away in 2018, including huge bronze sculptures.

photo: Louis Lemaire
photo: Louis Lemaire
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds - zwart

Other activities

Arttrust webdesign

ARTTRUST is mijn bedrijf in webdesign (sinds 2002). 

Stichting DKB

Stichting DKB staat voor digitaal behoud van kunstenaars oeuvres. 


I worked as an assistent with Armando for 20 years to build his sculptures.