Artist: Wendelien Daan
Valentine’s Back (from series Nymphes), 2015.
Innova Fine Art Pigment Print, size 80x60cm, framed size 84x64cm, edition of 5 (+ 2 A.P.).
Material Frame: custom made black painted wooden frame with artglass.
Original photographic technique: Hasselblad 503CX with digital PhaseOne back.
Shot for exhibition ‘Photo to Fashion’-Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam 2015.
Wendelien Daan (1965, Eindhoven) studied fashion design at ARTEZ, Academy of the Arts, in Arnhem (graduated 1988), and started her photography career by colabs with designers like Viktor & Rolf. Publications in international magazines Selfservice and Vmagazine and others.
Since then she has been published in international issues of Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, L’Officiel, Elle, Glamour, as well as in more independent magazines like Oyster, The Face , i-D, Dutch.
Models she worked with include Karen Elson, Doutzen Kroes, Kim Peers, Lara Stone, Imaan Hammam, Malgosia Bela and Alek Wek.
The work of Wendelien Daan takes you into a world in which people and everyday objects can sometimes take on a peculiar form. (Freud wrote about this ‘estrangement’ phenomenon in his essay on ‘Unheimlichkeit,’ or ‘uncanny’). A detachment can be felt,
which at once captivates and makes one feel uneasy. The women in her photographs are often abstract and surreal. They seem to be continuously trying to withdraw from our world. They do not really represent a certain person, but rather the rendering of a feeling. This feeling is perhaps even reinforced by a certain kind of imperfection.
It is the combination of all these elements, the love of storytelling, the quest for scope for the imagination and the absurd in combination with a clear visual language – recognised internationally as Dutch – that makes the work of Wendelien Daan so personal.
Wendelien Daan has build a very large archive of iconic images which mostly have been published internationally in major fashion magazines and newspapers, during the last 20 years.
– Shortlist Photography Awards of the Netherlands-DUPHO 2019
– Shortlist Dutch National Portrait Awards 2010
– Winner Photography Awards of the Netherlands- DUPHO 2006
– Members choice Photography Awards of the Netherlands-DUPHO 2000
– Scholarship Photography The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, 1990.
Her work has been published in:
Vogue (Paris, Arabia, Russia, Netherlands, Ukraine), Harpers Bazaar (Netherlands, Arabia, Japan, Turkey, Spain, China), the Face, i-D, Wallpaper (UK), Nylon (USA), AD Magazine (Germany, France), Jalouse (France), Elle (USA, France), Fucking Young (Spain), Best Fashion (Germany), Tush (Germany), Surface (USA), Mixte (France), Amica (Italy), NewYorkMagazine, Vman, Visionaire, Flaunt (USA), Oyster (Australia), How to Spend it, Financial Times Italy, DUTCH (NL), Marie Claire(USA, NL), Madame Figaro (France), Glamour (Germany, Netherlands) NRC Het Blad, PS Het Parool, Volkskrant Magazine, FD Persoonlijk,
Linda, l’HOMO, Mirror Mirror and many others.
2021 ‘Purpose‘ Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem- NL
2021 ‘Denim to Earth’ still tbd – NL
2019 ‘Bloemlevens’ Kunsthandel de Boer, Amsterdam- NL
2015 ‘Photo to Fashion’ Nederlands Foto Museum Rotterdam- NL
2015 ‘Everything but Clothes‘ Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem- NL
2014 ‘Eye and Me’ Filmmuseum Eye Amsterdam -NL
2013 ‘Gaypride’ Gallery Cultural Speech Amsterdam- NL
2011 ‘Far from Fong’ Tent Rotterdam- NL
2011 ‘Madreterra’ Gallery del Cortile, Roma – Italy
2010 ‘Cinema Photographic’ PS art space at the Pratersauna, Vienna – Austria
2009 ‘Gone with the Wind’ Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen – NL
2007 Arnhem Fashion Biennale, Arnhem – NL
2007 ’Dutch Fantasy’ Institut Neerlandais, Paris – France
2005 ‘All Dressed Up But Nowhere To Go’ Artspace Witzenhausen, Amsterdam- NL
2005 ‘Dutch Touch’, Musée Galliera, Paris, France
2004 ‘Beauty of Darkness’ Reflex Modern Art Gallery Amsterdam- NL
Vlisco, Bijenkorf, Hema, Viktor&Rolf, Diesel/Bugaboo, Thalys, Nike
Mauboussin, Christofle, l’Oreal, Missoni, Azzaro, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Nieman
Marcus ,Le Bon Marche , Harvey Nichols ,La Redoute, Fashion Design Festival Arnhem.