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donderdag 11 januari 2018

Dutch Landscapes by Saskia Boelsums


Dear Nederlandse Nederlandse,

From January 18th until April 16th, 2017 award-winning Dutch photographer Saskia Boelsums' impressive work will be exhibited at Morris Adjmi Architects in New York. Her work shows in a unique way the extraordinary beauty of various Dutch landscapes and nature. This exhibition is a must see!

Especially for The Netherlands Club, there will be an exclusive preview reception on January 17th. A unique opportunity to see Saskia's work and to listen to the talk between her and architect Morris Adjmi, about Boelsums' work and her inspiration; Dutch landscapes.
Saskie Boelsums (1960) is a Dutch visual artist. She studied spatial and graphic design at the Academie Minerva in Groningen. After her graduation, she focused on making art-installations and spatial works: large works of art, often for an art route and located somewhere in nature. "Like everybody else, I then took pictures of my work, but photography did not play a serious role in my life. Five years ago that radically changed and I switched from spatial art to photography," Boelsums says. Her Dutch heritage is clearly visible in her photos. Many of her landscape photographs clearly show the connection with the 17th-century master painters, for example in the dark tones, baroque contrasts and the brightness of the details.

The landscape photos of Saskia Boelsums attract a lot of attention and she regularly receives prizes at international competitions. Her photographs have been exhibited in Amsterdam, London, Hamburg, Berlin, and Moscow. Also, she was nominated as Artist of the Year 2017 by the Dutch public.

"As a visual artist and photographer from the Netherlands, I am influenced by a rich cultural heritage. I really feel connected with the Dutch tradition of landscape painters. That rich past has shaped me," Saskia Boelsums says. "Of course one can recognize traditional elements in my photos, to me that is only logical, because I capture the same landscapes, the same skies, and the same unique light. The only difference is that I do not use oil paint and canvas, but a modern digital camera. "

More of Saskia Boelsums' work can be seen on her internet site:


Morris Adjmi Architects invites you, as a friend of TNC, on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6:30 pm, for an exclusive preview reception of Saskia Boelsums' landscape photo exhibition. At 7 pm Morris Adjmi will interview Saskia and talks with her about her photo art, the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces and Dutch landscapes.

Space is limited and reservation is required.
Only access after registration and with a valid ticket.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP via the 'Register here' button below.

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Wed. Jan. 17 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Doors open 6:30pm

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Morris Adjmi Architects
60 Broad Street
- 32nd floor -
New York

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Access after RSVP only!
Talk between Saskia Boelsums and Morris Adjmi starts 7 pm.

Looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Kind regards,

Hein-Jan Keijzer
General manager The Netherland Club of New York