MAARTEN VROMANS


Biography

'Go West' and 'Lucky Shots' on show | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL 

About

Maarten Vromans (1975, Rucphen, NL) roams through cities and landscapes. With his photography, he likes to explore the impact that people, nature, and weather have on urban development. He also investigates if it is possible to produce strong images by just leaving everything to chance.

His photos were published in New Dutch Photography Talent 2016, an annual platform publication featuring the work of hundred upcoming Dutch photographers. Since then, Maarten's work has been featured by online and print magazines such as Format Magazine, Buzzfeed and Aesthetica Magazine. Over the years Maarten has exhibited his work during fairs and exhibitions in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague, Budapest and London. In 2018 he published his first photo book called 'Lucky Shots'.

Maarten is represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Testimonials

"From old to new, to new to old? After a massive reconstruction following World War II, the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, is now known for its clean and modern architecture. But photographer Maarten Vromans believes there’s imperfection in even the most seemingly perfect things, and has taken his camera to the streets of the city to explore its "urban erosion." From slightly dented metal to upheaved pavement, Vromans has shown us that no matter where we live, if we look hard enough, we too can find beauty and art in the hidden corners of our streets."

Neah Gray on 'Urban Erosion' | BuzzFeed News, New York, USA | 2018


In 2017, Maarten Vromans traveled thirty days through the Netherlands, to take pictures of the landscapes and cityscapes that he saw passing by from a moving train. The results? Abstract landscapes that pass too quickly to be fully apprehended. There is a dimension of contemplation of the landscape that passes, the life that moves while the spectator is in a quiet place. A metaphor for the time that passes too quickly?

Olivier Hamel on 'Lucky Shots' | Prodibi Pixel Magazine, Geneva, CH | 2019


Exhibitions

2019 'Salon d'hiver' | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL | Group

2019 'Beneath the Surface' | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL | Group

2019 'Fleeting Essence' | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL | Group

2018 'What's really happening' | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL | Group

2018 'Playing Fields' | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL | Group

2018 'Peripheral Visions' | PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU | Group

2017 'Salon d'hiver' | Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL | Group

2017 'The Shape of Things' | PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU | Group

2017 'Street Photography' | PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU | Group

2017 'Scapes' | PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU | Group

2016 'Urban Erosion' | Lighthouse Expo, The Hague, NL | Solo

2016 'New Dutch Photography Talent 2016' | 5and33 Gallery, Amsterdam, NL | Group


Awards

2018 'Life Framer Award: Urban Life' | Life Framer, London, UK | Honorable mention


Fairs

2019 PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL | Represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2019 Photo London, London, UK | Presented by 'Art on a Postcard 2019', London, UK

2018 PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL | Represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2018 KunstRai, Amsterdam, NL | Represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017 PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL | Represented by Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL


Publications

2018 'Lucky Shots' | Maarten Vromans, Rotterdam, NL | Monograph


Press

2019 'Artists' Directory' | Aesthetica Magazine, York, UK

2019 'Photography on a Postcard 2019 Boxset' | Art on a Postcard, London, UK

2019 '20 Fine Art Photographers Redefining the Medium' | Format, Toronto, CAN

2019 'Lucky Shots by Maarten Vromans' | Prodibi Pixel Magazine, Geneva, CH

2018 'Voegen professionele fotografen nog wat toe?' | Het wonder van de fotografie, Unknown, NL

2018 'Rotterdamse fotograaf zit 200 uur in de trein' | AD.nl, Rotterdam, NL

2018 '11 Photo Stories That Will Help You See The World Differently' | Buzzfeed, New York, USA

2018 'Maarten Vromans' Close Ups of Urban Erosion' | Format, Toronto, CAN

2018 'How 10 Artists See the Environment Around Them' | Format, Toronto, CAN

2018 'The Collection: Urban Erosion' | Life Framer, London, UK

2018 'Snapshots of Roaming' | Iceview Magazine, Skagaströnd, ISL

2018 'Maarten Vromans: Urban Erosion' | Aint-Bad, Savannah, USA

2017 'The architectural power of nature' | C41 Magazine, Milan, IT

2016 'Urban Emptiness - Beauty in Metropolitan solitude' | Life Framer, London, UK

2016 'Doorleefd Rotterdam in beeld' | Vers Beton, Rotterdam, NL

2016 'New Dutch Photography Talent 2016' | xpublishers bv, Amsterdam, NL


Other

2018 'Sticky Erosion: Maarten Vromans X Pakje Kunst' | Kunstuitleen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

2018 'Lucky Pieces: Maarten Vromans X Pakje Kunst' | Kunstuitleen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL


Using Format