New Artist of the Week - Marie Cecile Thijs
During the Summer of 2021 SmithDavidson Gallery presents the Artist of the Week series. This week, July 22 - 28, we are excited to highlight the work of Dutch photographer Marie Cecile Thijs. The artist's work is currently on view at SDG Miami in the solo exhibition 'A Surreal World', and at Museum Landgoed Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren, The Netherlands.
With all acquisitions during this week you will receive the new artist booklet signed by Marie Cecile Thijs.
* Marie Cecile Thijs *
Influences reminiscent of the 17th century Old Masters are recurrent in the artist’s work, simultaneously however her personal interpretation is completely contemporary. Thijs plays with her subjects by bringing them to life unexpectedly, or – on the contrary – freezing them in time and space. Objects become characters. They move away from their daily destination, assuming a completely new personality. This provides intriguing creations, where tranquility, motion and sometimes also humor meet. In the works of Marie Cecile Thijs the unusual is usual. She is specialized in staged photography, and created series like White Collar, Food Portraits, Amazones, Horses, Flowers, Birds & Vases, Majestic and Human Angels. She has also taken many portraits of writers, cooks, politicians, designers and artists.