Ellen Kooi, a photographer from the Netherlands, shines especially aesthetic natural result of his photographs: landscapes, which are always thoroughly investigated the scene of great characters, with a striking presence.
Photographer and “set designer” at the time, Ellen Kooi uses landscapes ideal for producing images that appear straight out of a dream or a great country.
His work tends toward an ideal, where the eternal search for balance between beauty and romance, reality and fiction award.
The fruit of his labor? Snapshots full of innuendo, contradictions emerging, characters who speak for themselves, with their loneliness, their vulnerability and their relationship with their surroundings.
An ambience of its own, a light crude in appearance, size enigmatic, captivating and spontaneous details that make the work of this artist, a work of a new genus.
Ellen Kooi is a Dutch photographer born in 1962 in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). At 19, she studied at the School of Fine Arts ABK Minerva Groningen, until 1987. In 1993, she studied a year at the Rijks Academy in Amsterdam. Ellen Kooi now lives and works in Haarlem, the Netherlands. In addition to his artistic career, she teaches Fine Arts Minerva Groningen.
She is represented by the gallery of girls suffering in Paris.
Bernard Marcelis was born in Brussels in 1953. Trained historian, art critic and curator. Regular contributor to Artpress chronicling photographic festivals (Arles, Moscow, Madrid), but also to Photo Connaissance des Arts. It addresses both the photograph as contemporary art, exhibitions and decrypting addressing the work of artists through interviews.