Goupil & Cie offers contemporary photographs
Alexa Hillen – Photography
The story behind the photos shown, “THE BEAUTY OF THE DECREASE”.
In 2003 I came from Cape Town to Namibia for a tour through this beautiful country. The desolate feeling, the total silence and beautiful colors of Namibia appeal to my imagination. A visit to Kolmanskop, a ghost town in a former diamond area that has been abandoned since 1958, was one of the many highlights of the trip. The history of this town, which has had enormous highlights and the state in which it is now, gave ample opportunity to form one’s own images. Wandering in a ghost town that has been empty for more than 50 years and where the desert has taken possession of again, is incredibly exciting and photogenic. You feel the history and the people, but there is nobody left. I think with these photos I have managed to capture a beautiful image of the advancing sand, the earthly colors, the silence and the desolate feeling.
Photo – exhibitions by Alexa Hillen
2018 -January – Mars, ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem, the Netherlands,
2017 September – November 2018, Gallery Sous Terre, Lithoijen, the Netherlands,
2017 – 2018 – 2019 Kunstlijn, Haarlem, the Netherlands,
2014 May – August Gemeentemuseum Summerexhibition, Den Haag, the Netherlands,
2014 May – June Hotel Pulitzer Art Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
Jeroen Spijker – Photography
Jeroen Spijker exposes his photographs often as conceptual works of art. Sculpture and photography can be connected in his work. He also creates series of street pictures. Streetphotography is a quick way to conserve a city, a moment in time, at a special or ordinary day… He looks for interesting compositions, colourschemes, intriging and special moments that will hit the ‘bullseye’. By using digital techniques in some series, conceptual ideas can be expressed. The most contemporary possibilities will be used.
The photoseries made for the Museum of Ancienity in Leiden are almost real by creating a visual illusion of plastified Egyptian sculptures that was impossible before digital techniques existed. The photographes of ´Skulls of the Coral Reef’ is a conceptual serie that is questioning the human influence concerning polution.
Photo – exhibitions by Jeroen Spijker
2018 Till the 1st of Mai 2018 : Galerie van de Leur, (Leiden the Netherlands) Solo- exposition ‘Buenos Aires nu, Buenos Aires Ahora’ 15 street photo’s in black and white.
2016 Paleis van Justitie, the Haque Solo exposition (20 photo’s)
2014 Galerie van de Leur, (Leiden, The Netherlands) Solo Exposition. ‘Maroc Maintenant, Marokko Nu 2014′. 22 photo’s in black and white with original colour elements made in Sale, Rabat, Casablanca and Fez during an art-journey with the painter Gijs Donker and writer Victor Laurentius.
2012 Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Taffeh Tempel ( Leiden, the Netherlands) Solo exposition, 12 photo’s.
2012 Rijksmuseum Letterkundigmuseum (The Haque, The Netherlands), 7 photo’s Gerrit Komrij.