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Lonneke van der Palen

8th Sep 2016

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Lonneke van der Palen’s vivid photographs bear witness to her almost mathematical sense of colour and design. They often encompass some sort of still-life or a portrait showing a single figure. The images tease the imagination and leave the viewer guessing what it is they are actually seeing, and perhaps even what the underlying importance is. In fact, a single image often tells an entire narrative.

Van der Palen plays with people’s experiences: recognisable elements and visual clichés are combined in such a way that onlookers are continually thrown off balance. The representation of an everyday object that is central to a photo is often so aesthetic – theatrical almost – that it summons up entirely contrasting associations and meanings.

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