Inkjet print on Fine art Hahnemühle Paper
Signed, dated and numbered on a label
45 x 35 cm
Edition of 10
ABOUT THE WORK
Starting from sensations and emotions she can’t associate with words only, Manon Wertenbroek literally creates her images building subjects on different levels and photographing them in the form of still life or portraits. In this need to give back materiality to an inner energy, complex and unstable, the groundwork of sculpture occupies a vital part: with the help of elements like paper, clay and pigments, these fragile forms are temporary anchor points, physical and spatial in her research; the finalization of the process is played in the second half, and the way the established space for expression is framed and emotions are confined.
For the series Tandem Wertenbroek worked closely with her brother, someone whom she had felt some distance from in recent years. She combines image-making and form-making by making complex, almost impossible sculptural creations within bright, zany worlds which she consequently photographs. By revelling in the fragility of her sculptural creation and at the same time leaning heavily on photography’s power to pin down the ephemeral firmly in reality Wertenbroek found a way to bring all the seeming oppositions into tandem to create imaginative, visually delightful works.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Manon Wertenbroek (b, 1991) is a Swiss-Dutch photographic artist who lives and works in Paris. In 2014 she finished her BA in Visual Communication & Photography from ECAL, Lausanne. Her images have been published in Yet Magazine, Else Magazine and Tank Magazine, and have been exhibited at Festival Planche(s) Contact de Deauville in 2013. She works on personal project and commissions, including for the Swiss Design Awards. In 2016 she won the Swiss Design Awards.
Wertenbroek is one of the Foam Talents of 2015; the young photographers selected by Foam from the annual Foam Talent Call.
ABOUT BUYING THIS PRINT
The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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