Friday, July 31, 2009

Martien Moulder's From Blue to Blue

Martien Mulder
From Blue to Blue

Capricious Space
Williamsburg / Greenpoint / Bushwick
103 Broadway, 917-438-7015
July 9 - August 9, 2009

From the press release:

Capricious Space is proud to present FROM BLUE TO BLUE, a selection of images extracted from 10 years of personal work by Martien Mulder. With a focus on landscape and portraiture, this particular edit is based on the monochromatic quality of each photograph. The primary color in every image determines its place in the space. Even though the images have their own individual meaning on the level of representation, they are sorted by their formal values. Mulder treats them as colors in a color scheme while designing within the graphic space: whether it is the pages of a book, or a gallery. Her installations are site specific.

Dutch-born Martien Mulder discovered her love for photography as a teenager. Her first pictures date from her high school years, when friends would pose willingly in her homemade studio. After her art history studies, with a major in contemporary photography, she decided to take her own pictures more seriously. By composing handmade books of her photographs, she established a visual language that connected to the magazine world. She started traveling the world, wherever assignments would lead her, and created personal work at the same time. Mulder has always been interested in the relationship between people and their environment.

She currently lives in New York and her pictures have appeared in magazines such as Purple, 10 Magazine, French Vogue and Fantastic Man. She has had exhibitions staged in New York, Amsterdam and Tokyo. Her book, also titled “From Blue to Blue” will be available for purchase.

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