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Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 51
1054 RT Amsterdam, N
I grew up in a family where all family members are aerial photographers. As a child I sat in the back of my parents’ plane, watching them shooting photographs. They often flew for hours circling around one specific location, on different heights, zooming in and zooming out, approaching it from a variety of perspectives. This way a kind of helicopter-perspective was formed. My own investigative way of working probably has its roots there in my youth.
In my life and work I am fascinated by the universal themes of our human existence, especially our awareness, thoughts and behavior in relation to identity, existence in time and space. My works are the results of my searches and attempts to understand and reflect on our “invisible” relationships with our surroundings. In this I investigate, situations and patterns around me and in addition I am asking questions like: ‘What am I seeing and experiencing right now?’, ‘How do I relate to the world?’, ‘What is eternal?’.
Projects emerge from working periods around specific locations, often places where nature and city intertwine. Adopting them as a temporary home and studio. The photographs are more observing as in my drawings I try to give an immediate expression to my own experiences. In a later stage I make presentations in the form of installations, publications and performances. Or a lecture about the working process.
In this I want to bridge the gap between the mundane and the transcendental, the simple, ordinary thing and the mystery.
Since 2010 I have been working on a project around sacred mountains in Europe and Asia, examining the current expressiveness and timelessness of these ancient places, especially the interaction of the eternal character of the mountains towards our ephemeral and fleeting life around it. Currently I’m working on a book about this project.
- January 2017
Launch new website!
- November 26th 2016
Talk & performance, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
- November 18 - November 27, 2016
Big Art Amsterdam, 2016
- November 12 - December 10, 2016
Duo exhibition, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
- June 16 - August 25, 2016
Artist books presentation, Rijksakademie Library Amsterdam, NL
- 23 June - ongoing
Permanent work for the mental health care department of LUMC leiden, NL
- March 2016
Probe project, solo exhibition, Arnhem, NL
- October 9, 2014 - November 15, 2016
Hanging installation in the Sculpture Hall, LUMC leiden, NL
- November 2015
PuntWG Art space, book launch and solo exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
- September 2015Brummelkamp Gallery AMC, solo exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
- June 20 - September 7, 2015
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, groupshow Jubileum Tentoonstelling, NL
- July 2015
CEAC gallery, solo exhibition, Xiamen, CN
- March 28 - May 3 2015
The Mirror and Lamp Show, Ton de Boer gallery groupshow, at Buitenplaats Jagtlust 's-Gravenland, NL