Numbered and signed
Print size: 55.5 x 35 cm
Edition of 30
ABOUT THE WORK
The urban environment and the spaces Marleen Sleeuwits portrays seem unspoken. The locations are the ones which we do not notice and cannot reach because of their hermetic nature. Sleeuwits gives them a face and at the same time points to the carefully formulated design concepts that have been made for these spaces. For example, with aesthetic working of light and use of colour she shows that beauty also lies in the everyday.
Marleen Sleeuwits - 2013: ‘At the moment I work in a large abandoned office building. All spaces in the building consist of drywall partitions and dropped ceilings. In one of the rooms I drilled 3,500 holes. It was a very dusty activity that took me about two months. This photo shows about half of the room. I think it is interesting to work with materials that are already present in the building. Often these are cheap, non-sustainable materials such as paste tiles, insulation or laminate flooring. For that reason, the interiors often have the quality to quickly change identity. Often I peel off these materials in a space or I add new layers in order to show more of them.’
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Marleen Sleeuwits (b. 1980) studied at the Koninklijke Academie van de Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague and at the Kunst Academie AKV / St. Joost in Breda. In addition to various exhibits in the Netherlands at places like Lief Hertje and the Grote Witte Reus, her work got exhibited in the BMO House of Arts in Czech Republic, the MKgalerie in Germany, during the Photo Festival in Jeonju, Korea and in Venice. Marleen Sleeuwits was one of the sixteen Talents published in the Foam Magazine Talent Issue # 32, 2012. Marleen is represented by LhGWR in The Hague (NL) and by Gallery FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph in Berlin (DE).
This print is also available in 130 x 220 cm, in an edition of 5 at LhGWR gallery in The Hague.
If you have any questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.
T. +31 (020) 5516500