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Marie Cecile Thijs

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Een vroeg werk van Marie Cecile Thijs

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Welcome to the surreal world of Marie Cecile Thijs. Portraits of people, animals, flowers and food, all bearing her unmistakable signature. Stillness is key. Her work shows influences reminiscent of 17th-century Dutch masters, while at the same time her personal interpretation is purely contemporary. She plays with her subjects, bringing them to life or freezing them in time and space. Objects become characters. They become detached from their original context, and assume a completely new identity. This results in intriguing creations, where tranquility, motion and sometimes also humor meet. You would almost forget that cats do not normally wear collars, or that chickpeas are usually to be found on a plate instead of floating through the air. In her work the unusual is usual.

Marie Cecile Thijs specializes in staged photography. Series she has made include White Collar, Food Portraits, Amazones, Flowers, Birds & Vases, Majestic and Human Angels, series to which she is still adding to this day. Originally a lawyer, she decided twenty years ago to follow her love for the camera. Her work is included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Rotterdam, the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego (MOPA), the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg (Mnha), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond (VMFA) and many public and private art collections>Marie Cecile Thijs had her first retrospective at the Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht in 2015. In 2016 she took part in two exhibitions, Dutch Identity at Museum De Fundatie Zwolle and BAL! at Soestdijk Palace. In 2017, works from the Majestic and White Collar series were shown at the exhibition Cat Love, nine lives in the arts at the Kunsthal Rotterdam. A year later, in September 2018, she opened her solo exhibition Between Heaven & Earth at Museum Jan Cunen in the Dutch town of Oss.

Additional Info

  • Techniek: Fotogafie
  • Formaat: 25 x 20 cm
  • Verkoopprijs: € 250,00
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