Marnix Goossens - Yonder
Press release | Amsterdam, 26 April 2013
Marnix Goossens- Yonder
19 July - 6 October 2013
This summer Foam is presenting a series of new work by
Marnix Goossens (born Leeuwarden, 1967) in the exhibition Yonder.
In Yonder Goossens concentrates on surrogate nature in slightly
run-down interiors, showing man's secret yearnings for exotic
destinations and snow-covered mountains in the form of palm-print
wallpaper and decorative posters. The exhibition features a
combination of Goossens' photographs combined with a short
Nature forms a constant source of inspiration for Goossens, yet he
makes no use of spectacular panoramic views or untouched
wildernesses. Instead he uses tiles with plant motifs, wood grain
plastic self-adhesive film and flowery wallpaper as a means of
escaping the claustrophobic interior of the house. Photographs
showing strange corners and reproductions are interspersed with
photographs of windows through which light comes streaming in, also
bringing a suggestion of the lightness of our being.
Goossens manages to find the beauty in the smallest details of the
everyday world around us. He registers commonplace, almost boring
objects, but with the aid of his technical camera he turns them
into something special, recording details almost too small to see
with the naked eye. The perfect composition, profusion of details,
nuances in colour, fitting frame and appropriate lighting for each
shot are chosen with care, enabling him to give his own unique view
of the unexpected side of otherwise ordinary places.
Work by Marnix Goossens has featured in national and international
exhibitions in locations such as Foam, the Stedelijk Museum
(Amsterdam), Huis Marseille (Amsterdam), Maison Européenne de la
Photographie (Paris) and The Art Institute of Chicago. He has
published several photo books, including Regarding Nature (2001),
Deep Light (2006) and Yonder (2013). His work is featured in
collections in the Netherlands and abroad.
The exhibition Yonder by Marnix Goossens is sponsored by the
Mondriaanfonds. The book: Yonder, published by Roma Publications,
designed by Remco van Bladel and with text from Maria Barnas, will
accompany the exhibition [132 pagina's, 20 x 28cm, hardcover, ISBN
9789077459997 price €32,-, special edition €200,-].
Yonder by Marnix Goossens can be seen from 19 July - 6
October 2013 at Foam. Open daily 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs/Fri 10 am - 9
pm. Tickets: € 8,75.
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