• Marleen Sleeuwits

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  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
    Nationality: Dutch
    Biography:   Marleen Sleeuwits was born on 23 June 1980 in Enschede, The Netherlands. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, she continued her studies in the post-graduate Photography programme at AKV/St. Joost in Breda, which she... read on
Public Project
Photoworks and Objects 2011 - 2016
Credits: marleen sleeuwits
Updated: 01/09/19
artist statement 2018-Marleen Sleeuwits

I have always been hugely inspired by spaces that are characterized by a lack of individuality and character and this reflects in my artistic work of the past decade. Spaces such as empty corners in office buildings, waiting areas at airports or abandoned corridors of hotels I find enormously fascinating. Due to a lack of distinctive features, it seems to be difficult for people to feel connected to these locations. These empty spaces and abandoned locations do not seem to invoke strong emotions and therefore leave no impression in our memory. Even though these spaces seem invisible, I feel a strong attraction to this emptiness. Therefore, I am always looking for a way to make a connection to these void spaces, with the aim of giving these locations special features and making their true identity visible. Visible as if I stripped the space of its outer layers and showed its true core. My photo-works, objects and installations are a representation of this.

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