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Wijnanda Deroo

Dutch, b. 1955

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Wijnanda Deroo

Dutch, b. 1955

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Photographer Wijnanda Deroo travels around the globe—from Indonesia to the Netherlands, Puerto Rico to Upstate New York—to photograph nondescript settings such as restaurants, bedrooms, cafes, foyers, and hallways, capturing timeless images of beautiful, if sometimes shabby, interiors. Despite Deroo’s disparate subject matter and settings, the warm, sensuous colors, rigid geometric compositions, and cinematic lighting unite her pictures. Always unpopulated, the interiors evoke a sense of melancholy isolation, but rather than conjuring loneliness, Deroo makes solitude seem worthwhile, even desirable.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Photographer Wijnanda Deroo travels around the globe—from Indonesia to the Netherlands, Puerto Rico to Upstate New York—to photograph nondescript settings such as restaurants, bedrooms, cafes, foyers, and hallways, capturing timeless images of beautiful, if sometimes shabby, interiors. Despite Deroo’s disparate subject matter and settings, the warm, sensuous colors, rigid geometric compositions, and cinematic lighting unite her pictures. Always unpopulated, the interiors evoke a sense of melancholy isolation, but rather than conjuring loneliness, Deroo makes solitude seem worthwhile, even desirable.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum