The series visualises an imaginary tribe, dreaming of a different, better world somewhere else. This desire is a universal, human given fact and with this exhibition, the artist thinks this is axiomatic and hopes to show the beauty of it. Next to colourful photography, he created video works as a part of this series.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Simon Wald-Lasowski (Paris, 1980) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2004 as a graphic designer. Since then, he has worked as a freelance photographer and art director for various clients from the cultural and commercial world and regularly publishes his work in various magazines. He always tries to approach each project, as varied as it may be, with the same personal ironic touch. This makes it therefore sometimes difficult to differentiate his applied work from his self-initiated work. Currently Wald-Lasowski is artist in residence at Jan Van Eijck Academie.
ABOUT GALLERY MERCATORPLEIN
Foam has been working for years with West district and has 2016 three exhibitions in the public space on the Mercatorplein. With Gallery Mercatorplein Foam project wants to contribute to the goal of Amsterdam-West to Mercatorplein the living room of De Baarsjes stature. Foam regularly outside its walls with exhibitions on location to introduce the widest possible audience with photography.
Gallery Mercatorplein is made possible thanks to the City of Amsterdam, District West.