Maarten van Schaik - Car Nude IX, 2012
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
35 x 52,5 cm
Edition of 10 + 2 AP
ABOUT THE WORK
In his series Car Nudes(2012) Maarten van Schaik explores the beauty of cars. For Van Schaik, who personally does not drive, the car is a tempting and fascinating object. In his colourful photographs Van Schaik goes beyond just capturing the shape of the car, his photos transform into abstract images.
‘My images are in between realism and abstraction. I see my photo’s not as documentation but feel more connected with other disciplines like music and painting. I search for beauty in the ordinary and for the soul of lost objects which are forgotten by society. My series Car Nudes is the result of this research.’- Maarten van Schaik
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Maarten van Schaik (b. 1973, the Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam, in 1997 he graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld academy. Since he graduated at the Rietveld academy in Amsterdam, he has tried to develop his own unique style of photography. His work is made during long walks in the city and its outskirts. He worked in such various places as Las Vegas, Seville, Bangkok, London, New York, Brussels and Amsterdam.
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