The monochrome photo work of Awoiska van der Molen is the result of long periods of isolation in which she penetrates into the essence of the remote world in which her photographs are created. She takes the time to experience the landscape in a new manner, beyond first appearances. Standing out as someone who remains rooted in the riches of analogue photography, Van der Molen’s work could be understood as a metaphysical quest, a journey to the essence of being, only completed by hand-printing the Baryta prints in the dark room.
New work will be presented which van der Molen has been working on in the recent months combined with work shown in her highly praised photo book Sequester.
Awoiska van der Molen (b.1972, Groningen, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles. In 2014 she won the Hariban Award and in the same year her monograph Sequester was nominated for the Paris Photo / Aperture First Book Prize and won the silver medal in the ‘Most Beautiful Book in the World’ competition at the Leipzig Book Fair. Collections include Fotomuseum Den Haag; Huis Marseille; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam . Her solo exhibition Blanco will be on view at Foam Museum (Amsterdam) from 22 January - 3 April 2016.