Danielle van Zadelhoff

The talented artist Daniëlle van Zadelhoff creates her photographs from her fascination for the inner nature of humans. She works purely intuitively and strives to capture an emotion in time. Everything works for the composition and the subject; the light, the colour nuances and the perspective.

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The photography of Daniëlle van Zadelhoff contains a tension that does not go unnoticed. She offers her viewer raw emotions in a beautiful setting of light and shadows. These qualities make it hard to believe that Daniëlle bought her first camera only in 2013! Since then her photographs have been shown all over the world and in a short time she has built up a very impressive resume.

The portraits from Daniëlle seem measured and complicated. However, they are never drawn up according to a predefined plan. Daniëlle discusses the poses with her models, but she often lets them do what they want. While she captures the photographs, she searches for the big themes from everyday life, like loneliness and vulnerability.

Although the association with the works of art of the great masters of the Flemish Primitives, Southern Netherlands or the Renaissance seems obvious, it should not be predominant. The clair-obscure technique only serves to accentuate the emotion of her characters, it emphasizes the fragility. Just like in the paintings of the great masters, the light source in the photographs of Daniëlle is not visible. Despite the resemblance, her images retain a contemporary character. It makes her work iconic.

Expositions and publications:

  • November 24th 2016 April 23th 2017 Opening New Design Museum London
    Exhibition ‘Fear and Love’, a project with the artist Neri Oxman
  • December 8th 2016 – March 5th 2017 Museum Sint Janshospitaal Brugge
    Solo exhibition ‘A Caring Eye’ of Daniëlle van Zadelhoff
  • August 28th October 15th 2017 Centro Del Arte Contemporáneo in Malaga Spain
    Solo exposition ‘Relatos Del Alma’
  • 30 September 2017 – 7 January 2018 Udine, Italy
    Group exhibition ‘Donna & Fotografia: 100 years of women in photography’
  • October 2017 Udine, Italy
    Guest teacher at Palazzo Di Tappa Wasserman University
  • October 20th November 20th 2017 Pio Monte della Misericordia Naples
    Exhibition ‘Criss Cross’, after which they purchased an artwork of Daniëlle van Zadelhoff for their collection of modern art
  • World Aids day December 1th 2017 City Hall London
    ‘Survivors: portraits of Survivors of HIV from the 80s’ portraits of Daniëlle van Zadelhoff
  • 2017/2018 Opera Bastille / Garnier De Paris  
    Don Carlos, publication with Erwin Olaf en Michaël Borremans
  • Maart 2018
    Publication in IRK Magazine Paris: ‘Garden of Eeden’
  • Upcoming
    Virtual Reality Movie about the works of Neri Oxman, showing the photography of Daniëlle van Zadelhoff, during the Tribeca Film Festival, is being made in cooperation of MoMa New York.

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