ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Flatland Gallery - November 13th - November 16th <p>Flatland Gallery is pleased to announce to be part of the 18th edition of Paris Photo, which will be held November 13th-16th, 2014 at the Grand Palais in Paris.&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:09:14 +0000 Lucian Wester - LhGWR - November 8th - December 20th <p><em>We cordially invite you to visit <a class="style10" href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lucian Wester</a>&rsquo;s exhibition </em>Marines<em> in the LhGWR project space. The project contains a series of photographic seascapes taken at various locations along the North Sea coast. The sea views are of sites where naval battles took place in the seventeenth century, although naturally any trace of conflict has long disappeared.<br /> <br /> </em>Marines<em> is the result of a research into the iconic image of the Dutch landscape through both imagery and literature, and into the merging of documentation and its artistic interpretation. Through his project, Wester poses questions about the origins of our visual culture and the mediums it comprises. By using primitive techniques from early colour photography, he reveals how in essence the use of photography as a medium is not that different than a century ago. He also delves into the relationship between established truths and interpretations, an intrinsic quality of photography. These characteristics of the medium, combined with the desire to document, form the link between Wester&rsquo;s conceptual visual research and his technical exploration into photography. <br /> <br /> Wester graduated in 2013 from the Masters Lens-Based Media programme at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Among others he has exhibited his work at GUP Gallery in Amsterdam and Tent in Rotterdam. He was also nominated for the St. Joost Academy Award and the FoederDFK Award.<br /> </em></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:27:00 +0000 Sjoerd Knibbeler - LhGWR - November 8th - December 20th <p><em>We cordially invite you to the first solo exhibition of <a class="style10" href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sjoerd Knibbeler</a>. After a successful collaboration developing the Bonsai Project with Rob Wetzer, Knibbeler has been working independently again for the last two years. Based in his studio, he challenged himself to photograph wind, an apparently impossible experiment that has led to truly authentic imagery. <br /> <br /> </em><em>Knibbeler&rsquo;s associative working method brought him to intriguing points of interest like stunt pilots, tornados and wind tunnels. By translating large subject matters like aviation, aerodynamics and climatology to his own personal scale, a boyish world appears in which anything seems possible. The invisibility and motility of wind constitute the primary parameters of Knibbeler&rsquo;s research. In his short-lived experiments he tries to shape air currents, make paper models fly and turn the wind topsy-turvy. The tension between these skilful attempts and the suggestive power of the photographic image has produced exquisite results.<br /> <br /> </em><em>Knibbeler graduated in 2008 from the photography department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and has since worked on several projects that have been widely exhibited in places such as Lishui Photography Festival (CH), Noorderlicht Photofestival (NL), and the Photographers&rsquo; Gallery (UK). His work was also published by Self Publish Be Happy, NRC and GUP Magazine.</em> <em><br /> </em></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:22:41 +0000