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In 2017 my book "Panorama Pieterburen Pietersberg" was published, containing 72 black and white panoramic pictures of a walk through the Netherlands. I realized that the artificial landscapes in my stillifes did not fulfill my needs anymore. I want to be in real empty, deserted and manmade landscapes!  So I started with walking and photographing the Dutch coast, in 2018 from Danmark to the Netherlands, to Mont Saint Michel, Normandy in 2019 en to Brest, Bretagne in 2020. The black and white pictures have the horizon in the middle and the sea at the right side, most of the times looking forward. You can follow my steps via Instagram: Renze_walks_the_coast.

The pictures form the base of a growing number of paintings: all oils on panel, 21x35 cm.

1990-2018:

In my work I handle merely one genre: the still-life that resembles a landscape.

Almost daily I gather little objects from my environment, like small parts of packaging materials, tools or toys. In my studio I arrange them by colour and size. This collection is the source of my works. I design landscapes by arranging these small parts on several tables and photograph them often from a low angle, using analogue and digital cameras.

The used items are not recognizable any more and will be referred to in an associative manner. In the dreamlike surroundings the used objects have lost their original meanings. The context, light, forms and sizes in the landscape evoke feelings of deserted worlds, lost cultures and landscapes filled with ruins.

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