‘Het Zwin‘ is a nature reserve at the North Sea coast, on the Belgian-Dutch border. It consists of the entrance area of a former tidal inlet which during the Middle Ages connected the North Sea with the ports of Sluis and Bruges inland. And last month I’ve made a series here for my Zeeland-project.
This new Diptych is made in edition of only three, size 30/40 cm (single frame) Send me a message if you are interested or my gallery Wouter van Leeuwen (email@example.com)
augustus 31, 2022
Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen
Please come visit us Friday 2 September from 17 til 21 hrs. in our brand new gallery, Hazenstraat 26, for the opening of “the Islands”
Open Thursday through Saturday, 12 – 18 hrs.
Exhibition in 3D
juni 1, 2022
We made a virtual tour for my solo exhibition ‘Eiland’ over at Fotomuseum Den Haag. You can visit the 3D tour with this link. The exhibition can be seen in person until June 19th.
Whether documenting the city parks of Amsterdam and Rotterdam or the Frisian islands, I have a particular method: working from up high, standing on an elevated platform. The trouble of renting a hydraulic hoist for every shoot pays off: seen from a bird’s eye view, the architecture of the parks, or the vastness and tranquility of the islands, become clearly visible. It’s a height at which you can no longer understand what the people below are saying and the birds above you are just out of reach.
For my latest project, ‘EILAND’, I visited the Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea. They are a popular tourist destination in the Netherlands. The islands are the perfect natural escape; a place where endless thoughts make way for endless horizons.
A few works have since been bought by private collectors and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its embassies. Much of my commercial work is offered to me by people who have seen my personal work and want to incorporate my style or aesthetic fingerprint into their products or projects.