RAI AMSTERDAM – 20 - 27 NOVEMBER 2022
BILDHALLE AT BOOTH 41
NEW WORKS BY ILONA LANGBROEK / BASTIAAN WOUDT / CASPER FAASSEN / ALBARRÁN CABRERA
Bastiaan Woudt’s photography feels like stepping into a modern painting. Light and shadow dance elegantly. You will find a hint of surrealism as the sober shades ask you to see only the essence and awakens every detail. His work is minimalistic yet moves, playing with the beauty of imperfection — inspired by 50s, 60s and 70s photography. He honours this photography while exploring how modern in-camera methods and post-production can elevate the style of today.
Casper Faassen’s work is characterized by his continued innovative utilization of material, techniques, and disciplines. In addition to painting and graphic art, Faassen devotes much of his time to the medium of photography. It is in his photographic work that we once again see the 17th century Leiden painters who inspired him. His distinctive works depict the classic 17th century themes such as cityscapes, vanitas paintings and flower arrangements. By combining photography with painted layers, Faassen could be described as either a photographing painter or painting photographer.
Ilona Langbroek’s series “Silent Loss” is a personal series based on her family history in the former Dutch East Indies. The Netherlands has a long history with the Dutch East Indies, which leaves all kinds of traces that are reminiscent of the vast but also complex colonial past between these two countries. In fact, her work is about the lost identity of the large number of people who were forced to leave their country after the Independence and their emotions regarding this loss which are dormant but still very much alive.
Albarrán Cabrera see their photographs as objects in their own right, focusing not only on the image itself, but also on its physical manifestation as printed copies. They personally handcraft their prints in their studio using a wide range of processes and materials either by inventing new techniques or by experimenting with established ones expanding their “photographic syntax”.
Cig Harvey is a British born artist and writer, who lives in Maine, USA, working in large-format color photography and poetry, whose practice seeks to find the magical in everyday life. She uses both images and language to explore sensory experiences and elevate the everyday. Rich in implied narrative, deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel.
Preview*: Saturday, 19 November: 12.00 – 20.00 H
Public Days: Sunday, 20 – 27 November 2022: 11.00 – 18.00 H
Art evening*: Thursday, 24 November: 18.30 – 21.30 H
*by invitation only