Danielle Kwaaitaal

Locatie: Kunststad (1e verdieping), atelier NDSM-plein 43

Danielle Kwaaitaal is already working for many years steadily on an extensive photographic oeuvre in which she thematizes water.

In 2017 and 2018, Flowers continued to be a significant theme in her work, as she worked exclusively on her underwater still lifes series BLACK OUT and FLORILEGIUM at her NDSM studio. The book FLORILEGIUM, which is completely dedicated to this extensive series, is expected to be published at the beginning of 2021.

In her new underwater series ULTRAVIOLET and SEPHYR (2020), Kwaaitaal goes in a completely new artistic direction. Flowers have given way to glass vases and ceramic jars. She focuses on her choice of the shapes and contours of the objects, followed by her choice of materials; transparent or solid. We can see subtle shades of light and dark, translucent and opaque. With Ultravoilet, Kwaaitaal appears to move further and further away from her initial medium, photography. This might be why many view this series as an important moment in her artistic development; her Magnum Opus.

Danielle Kwaaitaal's works are part of many collections of museums and companies in the Netherlands and abroad. Multiple works from the Florilegium and Ultravoilet series were recently acquired for the extensive art collection of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Apart from autonomous work, Kwaaitaal also takes on commission work. Her commissioned pieces range from intimate portrait photography to monumental installations. In 2008, she created Tracing Reality for Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, which covers 450 square meters of the glass facade near Pier B, and is seen by well over six million travelers annually.

Danielle Kwaaitaal is represented in the Netherlands by Francis Boeske Projects.