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Maarten Vromans (1975, Rucphen, NL) captures both cities and landscapes. With the rhythmic photography of his series ‘Urban Erosion’, he explores the impact that people, nature and weather have on the urban environment of (mostly) Rotterdam.
His series ‘Lucky Shots’ and ‘Go West’ were created during train journeys in The Netherlands and the United States respectively. Maarten took photographs of the landscape from the speeding train, resulting in images that are both abstract and recognizable. He consciously lets everything go: the compositions are the product of countless unpredictable factors. The image is determined by light, trees, and other objects unforeseen by Maarten. In this way, he explores the role of chance and his own role as photographer in the creation of aesthetic images.
His photos were published in New Dutch Photography Talent 2016, an annual platform publication featuring the work of hundred upcoming Dutch photographers. Maarten has exhibited his work in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Budapest.
"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
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2018 'Life Framer Award: Urban Life' | Life Framer, London, UK | Honorable mention
2019 'Photography on a Postcard 2019' | Photo London, London, UK | 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
2019 'Photography on a Postcard 2019' | Art on a Postcard, London, UK | Boxset
2019 '20 Fine Art Photographers Redefining the Medium' | Format, Toronto, CAN | Online Magazine, Feature
2019 'Lucky Shots by Maarten Vromans' | Prodibi Pixel Magazine, Geneva, CH | Online Magazine, Review
2018 'Lucky Shots' | Maarten Vromans, Rotterdam, NL | Monograph
2018 'Voegen professionele fotografen nog wat toe?' | Het wonder van de fotografie, Unknown, NL | Blog, Feature
2018 'Rotterdamse fotograaf zit 200 uur in de trein' | AD.nl, Rotterdam, NL | Newspaper, Interview
2018 '11 Photo Stories That Will Help You See The World...' | Buzzfeed, New York, USA | Online Platform, Feature
2018 'Maarten Vromans' Close Ups of Urban Erosion' | Format, Toronto, CAN | Online Magazine, Feature
2018 'How 10 Artists See the Environment Around Them' | Format, Toronto, CAN | Online Magazine, Feature
2018 'The Collection: Urban Erosion' | Life Framer, London, UK | Online Platform, Feature
2018 'Snapshots of Roaming' | Iceview Magazine, Skagaströnd, ISL | Online Magazine, Feature
2018 'Maarten Vromans: Urban Erosion' | Aint-Bad, Savannah, USA | Online Magazine, Feature
2017 'The architectural power of nature' | C41 Magazine, Milan, IT | Online Magazine, Feature
2016 'Urban Emptiness - Beauty in Metropolitan solitude' | Life Framer, London, UK | Online Platform, Feature
2016 'Doorleefd Rotterdam in beeld' | Vers Beton, Rotterdam, NL | Online Magazine, Feature
2016 'New Dutch Photography Talent 2016' | xpublishers bv, Amsterdam, NL | Book, Feature
2018 'Sticky Erosion: Maarten Vromans X Pakje Kunst' | Kunstuitleen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2018 'Lucky Pieces: Maarten Vromans X Pakje Kunst' | Kunstuitleen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
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