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Duo-expositie UNSPOKEN van fotografen Nathalie Dekker en Arjan Spannenburg

On Friday 26 May 2023, the exhibition UNSPOKEN will open in Atelier K84. An exhibition full of undiscussed subjects in which the striking and thought-provoking visual art photography of Nathalie Dekker and Arjan Spannenburg merge beautifully. UNSPOKEN gives the visitor a rare opportunity to explore the unspoken aspects of human life through the lens of two very different artists. The distinctive styles of both artists create the opportunity to approach difficult subjects in different ways and thus make them accessible. Nathalie and Arjan will be present in Atelier K84 during the opening hours of the entire exhibition to enter into a dialogue with the visitor about these themes. And also to provide insight into their thinking process, the stories behind the images and the unique methods on which the works of art are made. In short: an exhibition that promises to leave a lasting impression on everyone who comes to admire it.

Duo-expositie UNSPOKEN van fotografen Nathalie Dekker en Arjan Spannenburg

Dates
Friday, 2 June 2023 at 12:00
Saturday, 3 June 2023 at 12:00
Friday, 9 June 2023 at 12:00
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How to make difficult topics visible through art

There are many important topics that we don't talk about enough in our society: loss, mental health, sexuality, body image and social injustice. To make these themes accessible and at the same time impressive for discussion, art photographers Nathalie Dekker (1976) and Arjan Spannenburg (1978) have jointly organized a 'startling' exhibition. With new works that can be admired for the first time in Atelier K84.

The photographer duo provides this impressive experience by making difficult topics visible from their personal vision through their art. Their images are powerful, poignant and capture the essence of the emotional struggles and internal conflicts that often remain hidden beneath the surface. The works are raw, beautiful, pure and show the complexity of emotions and experiences that almost everyone is confronted with in daily life.

The vulnerability that emerges in the art of both photographers is only possible during this exhibition because they have known each other for ten years. In 2013, Nathalie and Arjan started studying on the Photo Academy together and graduated in 2018 – each with their own photography style that often focuses on very different subjects. Now, five years later, they jointly present their passion for photography in UNSPOKEN, each in their own way.

Nathalie Dekker

Illustrative photographer Nathalie Dekker (The Hague, 1976) has a fascination for translating words into images, in the purest simplest way. She jots down words that fascinate her. The words themselves trigger her imagination and she knows how to capture their essence in a contemporary way. The unique way she looks at them is both unexpected and accessible. Just with a little bit of difference and playfulness, she knows how to amaze you with her work.

Arjan Spannenburg

The photography of Arjan Spannenburg (Texel, 1978) is centered around the search for identity and self-expression. His photographs represent universal feelings of loneliness, vulnerability, and insecurity, while capturing the poetic beauty of adolescence. In powerful compositions, mostly in black-and-white, Arjan portrays young people on the threshold of adulthood, searching for their own individuality. This results in fragile, loving portraits of people lost in their own thoughts. At the same time, the people portrayed seem to have a strong need to communicate with the outside world, in search of support, understanding, and love.

Dates and times

Friday 2 June12:00
Saturday 3 June12:00
Friday 9 June12:00

Duo-expositie UNSPOKEN van fotografen Nathalie Dekker en Arjan Spannenburg

Dates
Friday, 2 June 2023 at 12:00
Saturday, 3 June 2023 at 12:00
Friday, 9 June 2023 at 12:00
More dates