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Still Life - Trash Bouquet
Based on the work of Abraham Mignon ca. 1660 - 1679

The magic of a Still Life is that it provokes a new way of looking at everyday objects; the objects get a completely new meaning. The classical Still Life from the 17th century in which a painter painted “possessions” were at that time a status symbol and showed off wealth.  Some of the still lifes were drenched with symbolism ( mostly religious ) and warned for too much attachment to material possessions.
Nowadays, the bombastically accumulated bulky waste and garbage heaps on the street seem to be the new status symbol. They reflect back to us that many of us are obsessed with having stuff.

Mirjam Verschoor combines those street still lives photography from modern waste objects with the impressive 17th century classical still life in digital collage art. Mirjam plays with the transition from unusable to usable and from meaningless to meaningful. The trans-historical bringing together of old art and contemporary waste photography in digital still life creates a stimulating new image.

Small              55 cm x 70 cm           Edition of 10 
Medium         90 cm x 115 cm         Edition of 10 
Large              110 cm x 140 cm      Edition of 10  
Larger size on request

*Transport prizes are estimate incl. insurance 
**Excl.  import duties for countries outside EU

 

Specifications

PublisherTribecalledtrash - Mirjam Verschoor
Certificate of authenticityIncluded
SignatureIncluded

About the artist

Mirjam Verschoor was born in 1975 in Velsen, The Netherlands. Creativity was flowing through her veins since the day she was born. She graduated in 1997 at the  Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 1997 and became Masters in arts  in Fashion, Design and strategy at ArtEZ in 2001.  After working for 20 years in Fashion & Media where she gained lots of PR / communication and commercial knowledge & skills she decided to follow her heart to and became  a professional visual artist in 2019. Currently she is living in Haarlem.
Mirjam is an experienced Visual Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the arts and crafts and fashion & media industry. Skilled in Retail, Art Direction, Visual Arts, Magazines, PR and communication. Master in arts and bachelor in fashion & design. Strong arts and design professional also working part time as Holistic Therapist.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

- Affordable Art Fair Battersea London represented by Wanrooij Gallery Amsterdam         
- Solo exhibition Unexpected curated by Wanrooij  Gallery Amsterdam 
- Loosenart.com in Millepiani Rome, Italy - International Group Exhibition  Alternative Still Lifes
- Bunkhotels Amsterdam - exhibition
- Van Duivenboden Interior
- Kunstlijn Haarlem
- Dutch Design Week -  Designperron.nl
- Galerie Olivijn 
- Vijfhoekkunstroute

ABOUT HER ART 
The magic of a Still Life is that it provokes a new way of looking at everyday objects; the objects get a completely new meaning. The classical Still Life from the 17th century in which a painter painted “possessions” were at that time a status symbol and showed off wealth.  Some of the still lifes were drenched with symbolism ( mostly religious ) and warned for too much attachment to material possessions.
Nowadays, the bombastically accumulated bulky waste and garbage heaps on the street seem to be the new status symbol. They reflect back to us that many of us are obsessed with having stuff.

Mirjam Verschoor combines those street still lives photography from modern waste objects with the impressive 17th century classical still life in digital collage art. Mirjam plays with the transition from unusable to usable and from meaningless to meaningful. The trans-historical bringing together of old art and contemporary waste photography in digital still life creates a stimulating new image.

www.tribecalledtrash.nl

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