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'Plastic Ocean' by Dutch artist and photographer Thirza Schaap : 'It bothered me that just photographing the washed-up, weathered plastic finds never managed to reflect the beauty of their colours and textures...'
GoSee loves the wonderful art project 'Plastic Ocean' from Dutch artist and photographer Thirza Schaap. All images can be ordered via her website and BILDHALLE.

'As a child I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches. Much later, when spending more time on the beaches all over the world, I found myself doing the same thing. Only to discover, that I started filling my pockets with trash instead of treasure.

Colourful and beautiful in its own tragic way. Plastic Ocean is a project which I started to create awareness around pollution, to try and prevent (or at least reduce) the use of plastic. In making sculptures out of the objects I find, I try to evoke an emotional response  from my audience by creating a contradiction.

Initially there’s an aesthetic appeal, but after a second look: the realisation of the immense tragedy caused by plastic waste. Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.'

Also Plastic Ocean wil be featured by Bildhalle on the art fair Unseen in Amsterdam from 17-19 September 2021 https://unseenamsterdam.com

Thirza Schaap (*1971, NL) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 1995. Since then she has been working as a photographer and is now exploring new art forms through her Plastic Ocean project. She has been living and working both in Amsterdam and in Cape Town, South Africa since 2013.

After first posting her Plastic Ocean images on Instagram she was published by I-D VICE magazine in the summer of 2017, followed by Lidewij Edelkoorts’s Trend Tablet, L’Officiel, Elle, Vogue, Aperture and many others. Her collection was included in the Finders Keepers exhibition at the Het Nieuwe Instituut, a design museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In May 2019 during design week in Salone, Italy she was acknowledged by Instagram as one of four artists who present themselves successfully through social media. In March 2018 she gave a lecture, workshop to go along with her exhibition at Fabrica Research Center in Venice, Italy. Plastic Ocean’s first solo exhibition opened June 2018 in Amsterdam at Christie’s in collaboration with Colette Olof’s “O,Wonder!”. Her first exhibition of her sculptures opened March 2019 in Maastricht in The Netherlands and later that year in Cape Town in collaboration with Greenpeace Africa.
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IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap
IMAGE // PLASTIC OCEAN by Thirza Schaap

28 Vignon Street presents online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young ( Central St Martins College of Art, London)
​Working with appropriated photographic imagery, K Young uses cutting as subtraction. With the original context removed, the remnants are layered and spliced into unplanned arrangements, suggesting new narratives that visualise Young's unconscious thoughts, memories, and imagination. By then re-photographing the reconstructed image, the fragments return to a semblance of their original form, and so the circle is complete. 

Believing that the pose reveals more than the subject, Young often depicts incomplete, faceless figures. These absent bodies appear as abstract tracings, creating new visual spaces that heighten and exaggerate the surrounding domestic scenes or landscapes that they inhabit. This interplay creates a surreal moment between reality and the imagined, disrupting the notion of truth.

K Young, a London-based artist and graduate of Central St Martins College of Art, has exhibited both in the UK and internationally and contributed to numerous worldwide publications.

28 Vignon Street is a new curated online art platform. An essential online address for purchasing excellent quality art ranging from forgotten artists over renowned masters to the discovery of promising newcomers.The name refers to the address of the first gallery of the famous art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884 - 1979). Kahnweiler was a German-born art historian, art collector, and one of the most notable art dealers of the 20th century. He became prominent as an art gallery owner in Paris beginning 1907 and was among the first supporters of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and the Cubist movement. He opened his first small art gallery (4 by 4 meters) in Paris in 1907 at 28 rue Vignon. 28 Vignon Street is founded by Roger Szmulewicz, owner and director of Gallery FIFTY ONE and is supported by many renowned galleries and curators.

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IMAGE // 28 Vignon Street presents a new online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young
IMAGE // 28 Vignon Street presents a new online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young
IMAGE // 28 Vignon Street presents a new online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young
IMAGE // 28 Vignon Street presents a new online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young
IMAGE // 28 Vignon Street presents a new online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young
IMAGE // 28 Vignon Street presents a new online exhibition 'Absent Body' by K. Young

Hasselblad Ambassadors Cooper & Gorfer present 'Delirium' - HONORING THE HEROES
Sweden-based Hasselblad Ambassadors Cooper & Gorfer embarked on a new piece, Delirium, that embodies the Covid-19 pandemic, capturing the constant struggle of healthcare workers fighting through this historical tragedy. Beautifully reminiscent of the frontlines of an epic Renaissance battle, the soldiers consisting of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and anaesthesiologists grapple with handling symbolic comatose patients in their quest to save them.

Delirium describes this whole experience – for the nurses, for the patients, but also for us who maybe are just in our own bubble trying to cope with what’s happening in the world.

As healthcare workers across the globe work an immense amount of hours per day, are highly understaffed or perhaps have not been able to take a single day off in close to a year, Cooper & Gorfer wanted to highlight these heroes who carry us through this pandemic. But many nurses and doctors seem to refrain from using this word to describe themselves and, instead, speak about the patient being the hero – that their work is simply a job. More? Cooper & Gorfer | Delirium (hasselblad.com)

 




ABOUT : Sarah Cooper (Pittsburgh, USA) and Nina Gorfer (Vienna, Austria) met in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2005 while studying their master, sparking their collaborative work and creative partnership. Gothenburg became their studio – an incubator of ideas. With backgrounds in fine art photography/music production and architecture, respectively, they led different careers before photography became their common base. “We released each other’s creativity, sort of that perfect storm,” says Sarah Cooper. Focusing on female subjects while exploring powerful, political and personal themes, the fine art duo is known for their visually rich collage portraits and free visual language. See more of their work here. © // 4 files show complete blog
IMAGE // Hasselblad Ambassadors Cooper & Gorfer present 'Delirium' - an epic Renaissance-inspired piece depicting healthcare workers' struggle in pandemic
IMAGE // Hasselblad Ambassadors Cooper & Gorfer present 'Delirium' - an epic Renaissance-inspired piece depicting healthcare workers' struggle in pandemic
IMAGE // Hasselblad Ambassadors Cooper & Gorfer present 'Delirium' - an epic Renaissance-inspired piece depicting healthcare workers' struggle in pandemic
IMAGE // Hasselblad Ambassadors Cooper & Gorfer present 'Delirium' - an epic Renaissance-inspired piece depicting healthcare workers' struggle in pandemic