Tanya Vogelzang ( ° NL, 1970)

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (1998)


The work of Tanya Vogelzang is a combination of photography, installation and sculpture.

Once the scaled models, always made of paper, are built and photographed, they evolve digitally for further construction and colouring.

The result is reminiscent of staged photography. Time seems to stand stilll. This gives these artworks an aura of past tense and timelessness.

It's a silent art. The presence of man can only be felt, but the traces are there. Without people, only a decor remains. Depicted in studio's, sets, halls, rooms, constructions...

The works of art often show reflective or translucent layers, that divide, merge and transform reality. Boundaries between realism and surrealism blur.

This is a world at scale. It gives a compact and therefore powerful depiction as it omits unnecessary details. To get to the core of meaning.

At the same time, it's the detail in the works that continue to invite you.


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