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Art Rotterdam : Lucia Tallová & Danielle Kwaaitaal at Francis Boeske Projects


Lucia Tallová (1985) 

The work of Lucia Tallova moves on the border of photography and arts. Based on images (photographs and paintings), she creates installations that gain spatial volume through the addition of collages and objects. These ‘shelves’ tell the fictional story of anonymous persons: she gives the objects with which she tells a story an order, so that it seems as if they form a logical whole, a readable story from an archive.

Lucia Tallova graduated in 2008 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She is exhibited frequently, first in Slovakia, soon worldwide in group and individual exhibitions.


Danielle Kwaaitaal (1964)

Photographer Danielle Kwaaitaal (b. 1964 in Bussum near Amsterdam) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (1991). During her studies she discovered the possibilities of digital editing during an internship on a powerful graphics workstation Kwaaitaal was a pioneer, and her graduation project Bodyscapes was awarded and purchased by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Sensuality is the second constant in Danielle Kwaaitaal’s work, or should we say sensuality and femininity? In Bodyscapes eg, she created landscapes by assembling images of her own skin. Soon she adds the third constant, water: in Bubbling from 1994, she submerges bodies under water, and photographs details with the air bubbles. It also reflects a search for a renewal in the visual language, because to Kwaaitaal reality in itself is unsatisfactory, reality is boring, there is nothing lofty about it.

In recent times Kwaaitaal replaces nature with objects. The reference to the compositions of Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964 is obvious. In previous series she used mainly ‘recent’ objects or collected old glass. Now she seems to use only antique objects.


Francis Boeske Projects
Beemsterstraat 559
1024 BE Amsterdam
+31 (0)6 819 766 36
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