Mariken Wessels

Mariken Wessels operates from Amsterdam. She makes and exhibits prints, but is primarily know for her innovative photo-books. The gallery shows two well-known examples: Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut off (2010) and

Taking off. Henry My Neighbor (2015).

Both books are based on amateur photographs, found and edited by Wessels to generate open-ended, complex narratives.

They are underpinned by the assumption that crude distinctions between the amateur (motivated by love) and the professional (working with some notion of perfection) should be continuously challenged.

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