Taking you there...: Anna Nunes / Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk
We are thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition in Haarlem ‘Taking you there…’. Bringing together two exceptional artists from different backgrounds, treating various subjects using different media, this exhibition provides a window into their parallel worlds.
The talented Dutch-Portuguese painter takes us to Guinea-Bissau. While training to become a biologist, Anna stayed with local communities from the Boé region, studying the conservation of their sacred forests. This experience has made a deep impression on her, which she is able to transpose on canvas. Her paintings capture the connections she made with the people there, their sense of community, their collective wisdom and values, and reciprocal respect for one another. An authentic tribute to the human soul.
Widely acclaimed for her portrait photography, Gemmy is an artist of many talents. She started with brushes and paint before picking up a camera. In her photographic work she explores the boundaries of painting and photography. Gemmy’s pictures are based on the tradition of 17th-century Dutch masters, but transcends it by bringing that technique and aesthetic to the modern era. The result is stunning: beautiful, intriguing (nearly intimidating), poetic icons.