Photography exists by the virtue of light, but the landscapes in Awoiska Van Der Molen’s photographs loom out of the darkness. Her monochrome photographic works arise out of a desire to penetrate deeply into the core of the isolated world in which she photographs. Awoiska van der Molen is known for her monochrome landscapes. She stands out as someone who remains rooted in the riches of analogue photography and printing. She plays out these roots in an extreme manner by creating monumental pieces that combine intentionality in choice of subject and photographic craftsmanship.
Awoiska van der Molen (b.1972) is a Dutch artist photographer based in Amsterdam and Umbria, Italy. Van der Molen studied photography at the Academy of fine Arts Minerva in Groningen (nl), in 2000 she was a participant at the photography department at the City University of New York and she graduated in 2003 at the MFA Photographic studies at the St. Joost Academy Breda, Netherlands.
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