Saskia Boelsums is Dutch Artist of the Year 2020
Photographer Saskia Boelsums has been elected to Dutch Artist of the Year 2020. The announcement highlight the start of the National Art Week in the Netherlands (9-17 November). The seven other finalists were Barbara Nanning, Claudy Jongstra, Erwin Olaf, Theo Jansen, Iris van Herpen, Daan Roosegaarde and Klaas Gubbels.
Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents until 23 November 2019 an exhibition of Dutch fine art photographer Saskia Boelsums. The gallery shows a selection of intriguing images reflecting the beauty of Dutch landscapes with imposing cloudy skies. Simultaneously Terra Publishing has launched a new photo book. The first retrospective book of the visual artist features one hundred wonderful pictures.
The landscape images created by Saskia Boelsums all show their own strong signature: overwhelming and picturesque. In the images, she shows the essence of her experience, making the atmosphere of the photographed landscapes tangible to the viewer. Nature and the changing seasons are the greatest sources of inspiration.
The photographer feels a strong connection with the tradition of Dutch landscape painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Willem Maris and Jacob van Ruisdael. Enchanted by the same landscapes, Saskia Boelsums contains all of her expansive horizons and wild landscapes within the rigorous formal boundaries of the pure and modern square.
Saskia Boelsums (Amstelveen, 1960) grew up in Iran and on Curaçao. Back in the Netherlands, she studied at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen and graduated in spatial and graphic design. Since 2013, she has focused entirely on landscape photography. Her autonomous work received international acclaim and has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York. Eduard Planting Gallery will present several works of the photographer at the coming art fair PAN Amsterdam.
Exhibition ‘Saskia Boelsums Landscape Photographer’
Eduard Planting Gallery
until 23 November 2019