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Lonneke van der Palen - Lonneke van der Palen - Tangled Up In Blue, 2017

Pigment print
30 x 40 cm
Edition of 7 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label

"My artistic practice unfolds as an ever-growing visual investigation centered on one overarching theme: material culture and its preserved, unexpected aesthetic beauty. In my work, I am driven by a fascination with mundane scenes, rituals, modern artefacts, trash, treasures and objects, and their complex relationships with economic, cultural and historical contexts. I respond to existing spaces through carefully crafted compositions in which form, color and light deliberately relate to each other. During this process, I magnify subjects and reduce images to their pure essence, resulting in both visible and subtle shifts in everyday life.
Over the past few years, without any hierarchy, I have accumulated an extensive collection of photographs. Subjects range from plastic chairs, tablecloths, stray shopping bags, and jerry cans to rocks, tent cloths, exotic fruit, and boys in swimming trunks. Both in the studio and on location, my search is driven by a new way of perceiving and discovering unexpected visual pleasures, an overall sense of wonder, and the ability to view and capture everything with equal interest and attention. These found objects, their uses and meanings, are then revealed and communicated to the viewer through vivid images highlighting ephemeral details. The banal takes on an almost exalted status, as billboards for everyday scenes. Although pleasure is at the core, my strategy of revealing hidden beauty and unnoticed aesthetic values is accompanied by underlying notions of consumerism, natural resources, exploitation, and the origin and fabrication of objects."
Lonneke van der Palen

Although not published in Van der Palen's newest publication Lemons Gazing at Mount Etna, this work is part of the same series and can be seen as an addition to the publication. This brings together Lonneke van der Palen’s visual investigations. Premised upon the vernacular of the everyday, Van der Palen’s magnification of details transforms found objects—such as a plastic chair or stray shopping bag—into the protagonists of material culture.

Lonneke van der Palen (1985, NL) is based in Amsterdam, as is her gallery Galerie Fleur & Wouter. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2011, her practice is constantly at the intersection of two different worlds: autonomous practice on one hand, and applied art on the other. Fashion and advertising are well known to her, which logically blurs the boundaries between her artistic practice and the work she creates on commission. In recent years Van der Palen's work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Nederlands Fotomuseum, and Unseen, among others. She has also contributed to several international magazines such as Numéro, Le Monde d’Hermès, and Wallpaper* and produced work for clients such as Chloé, Maison Margièla, and Paco Rabanne.

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. 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 often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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€650,00 Incl. tax
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