Well, we weren’t planning on it - sharing another artist with you today- but hey, the weather sucks and we sure needed something to cheer us up. So, we hereby introduce to you a photographer that you may already know: Bowie Verschuuren. A dear friend, a pretty great bass player and a truly amazing photographer. He is self-taught, which makes his work even more impressive to us. His photographs have a broad stylistic range; some of them are very aesthetically pleasing, others are more documentary and raise questions, and most of them seem to hold whole stories within one frame. All of them are very “Bowie”. Totally in line with our theme for the night (Space) Bowie will push his boundaries, and will give us something else entirely for Nuit Blance, a project called “New Landschapes.”
Oh yes, be excited, be very excited! Read a mini description of the project here, get a feeling for it through the attached photo, and if you can’t get enough of his work - check out his website here.
Every now and then Bowie Verschuuren (1985, Berkel-Enschot) collaborates with the Furthur Labelz collective in projects that combine his photographic images with the written or spoken word, music and performances. Having focused mainly on documentary and portraiture in the past, his work is shifting more and more towards the staged scene, together with an exploration of the non-figurative image. The latter will be exhibited for the first time at the Nuit Blanche/Furthur Labelz group exhibition on June 16th. In these images Bowie explores the field of landscape photography, but pushing it into the complex inner city structures of the 21st century, resulting in abstract photographs in a time in which the romantic image of the isolated natural world seems a distant past.
And PS. we’re collaborating with him as we speak. The product of this collaboration will also be shown at Nuit Blanche… but we will tell you more about that later!