Artista, MIA Fair 2021 @ Suite 59 Gallery

Mart Engelen, View of the Ligurian Sea, Portofino, 2020

Courtesy: Suite 59 Gallery Amsterdam

Hahnemuhle baryta fine art print
Hahnemuhle baryta fine art print
Dimensioni / Size: 100x130cm
Edizione / Edition: edizione 1/5 ( Ed 5 + 2 APs )
Prezzo / Price: 5500,- €

The Summer I always dreamt of.....

The Summer I always dreamt of.....

Mart Engelen

Paese bassi @ The Netherlands

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Influenced at a very young age by French film noir and Italian neo-realism, Mart Engelen immediately realized that he wanted to present his images in black-and-white. “I don’t like colour because it distracts too much from the essence of my subjects. Black-and-white clarifies my message. Photography enables me to capture a kind of directness, spontaneity, emotionality and authenticity in my subjects in a split second”. He has captured celebrities in the worlds of art, fashion, film, music, business and politics. His subjects have included Morgan Freeman, Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino, Michel Houellebecq, Anselm Kiefer and Gilbert & George. The intensity of expression conveyed in these portraits of diverse personalities often reaches beyond their public role. While his compositions might be described as being traditional or classic, there is something special that stands out in Engelen’s visual depiction of his subjects, something that the experienced viewer can feel, but not always capture in words. Perhaps it is this inimitable combination of confidence and vulnerability that we come to fathom in his work.


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Mart Engelen, View of the Ligurian Sea, Portofino, 2020