ARTIST DETAILS

MARIEKE VERLANGEN

THE NETHERLANDS

“An artist without a marked discipline. Silent explorer and Homo ludens – playful human. I work from a base of curiosity and a desire for beauty. The most wonderful thing about being human is our ability to create, although humans do make a lot of ugliness. The most important question in my life is: ‘What is it to be human, and how can I add some beauty to the world from my humanity?’ Let's take paradise as a verb instead of a place. I paradise. You paradise. I write love letters to strangers, give workshops in happiness, make books, write recipes. For GLO’ART I was invited by Veerle to collaborate on a series of dreamland photos. Some of them were a paradise.”



"A poem written 3000 years ago" N°0590

A girl lying on top of the polar bear

A photograph is a captured moment in time, like a poem.
This poem is about a man who walks among polar bears grazing at night on a gletcher under the stars.
The picture of this man comes to life while a woman reads about him in the poem 3000 years later. It's light will fill her house and in that moment she will feel the soft blackness of the dark polar nights and the warm breath of a polar bear in her neck.

Marieke Verlangen, Sint Michielsgestel / Nederland
"A poem written 3000 years ago"
2016

120 cm x 80 cm
Printed photograph in black & white

 

"A poem written 3000 years ago 1" N°0591

 

A girl lying at the feet of a polar bear

A photograph is a captured moment in time, like a poem.
This poem is about a man who walks among polar bears grazing at night on a gletcher under the stars.
The picture of this man comes to life while a woman reads about him in the poem 3000 years later. It's light will fill her house and in that moment she will feel the soft blackness of the dark polar nights and the warm breath of a polar bear in her neck.

Marieke Verlangen, Sint Michielsgestel / Nederland
"A poem written 3000 years ago 1 "
2016

199 cm x 120 cm
Printed photograph in black & white

"New life" N°0625

A woman presenting an egg

A photograph is a captured moment in time,
 

Marieke Verlangen, Sint Michielsgestel / Nederland
"New life"
2016

100 cm x 150 cm
Printed photograph

"She has known sadness and it has made her kind" N°0626

A woman with an egg to a blue background, smoke in front of the picture

The woman looks into a distant direction, into the past where she has known sadness. But having experienced sadness can also make you kind. You can rise like a feniks from the ashes off your sadness and create something new.

A photograph is a captured moment in time,
 

Marieke Verlangen, Sint Michielsgestel / Nederland
"She has known sadness and it has made her kind"
2016

100 cm x 150 cm
Printed photograph

"A woman 's touch of magic" N°0627

A woman bending over, holding a big egg

A woman's touch of magic is always intangible. She gives birth to a new life, which is true magic. You are invited to look at this picture, but you are not included, the image is cropped to a narrow space, her face is not visible for the outsider. You only get a small "peek"

A photograph is a captured moment in time,
 

Marieke Verlangen, Sint Michielsgestel / Nederland
"A woman 's touch of magic"
2016

100 cm x 150 cm
Printed photograph

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