HAUTE PHOTOGRAPHIE 2023Wednesday, February 08, 2023 — Sunday, February 12, 2023
Visit MPV Gallery at Haute Photographie 2023 from Thursday February 9 until Sunday February 12.
Location: Keilepand, Rotterdam
Wednesday 8 February, Preview + VIP Opening (by invitation only)
Thursday 9 February, 10.00 – 18.00
Friday 10 February, 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday 11 February, 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 12 February, 10.00 – 17.00
For more information, check Haute Photographie (haute-photographie.com)
MPV Gallery presents photography by Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk.
Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk began her creative path with liquid pigments and a brush, but, as life often does, her path took her away from painting. To claim space for her creative practice, Gemmy picked up a camera and began experimenting. “Through the manipulation of light and pixels, Gemmy began to create work midway between painting and photography.
Lighting has become an aesthetic that layers velvet colors over a canvas of deep shadow and shimmering highlights to create an image full of shadow and light with a beautiful stillness in between. “Beauty for me is creating an image in which all the elements merge and then come together solidly. Telling a story using lines, light, color and the contrast between them.” Guided by her intuition and an obsession to create; as if moving liquid pigments on a canvas. For Gemmy, every detail is loving, obsessive and refined – from the backgrounds she usually paints herself to the costumes, set construction, styling and post-production.
Gemmy’s artworks become representations of real things that are not quite grounded in reality. Each of her painterly pictures expresses a certain stillness, a silence that exists between waking and sleeping. Gemmy’s works search for the spaces in between, each one expressing an imaginary world that exists between the tradition of painting and photography, between the painters of the past and the artists of today, between analog details and digital pixels, reality and fantasy, between the banal and the ideal, between light and shadow, and between movement and stillness.