New space I, 2017

  • archival pigment print on dibond, MDF or framed, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 55 cm + 100 x 80 cm + 150 x 120 cm
New space I

Structure yellow, 2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 55 cm + 100 x 78 cm
Structure yellow

Structure blue setdesign, 2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 52 cm + 100 x 75 cm
Structure blue setdesign

Moving moments in time 5, 2017

  • archival inkjet print on dibond in white frame, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 90 x 75 cm + 150 x 123 cm
Moving moments in time 5

Moving moments in time 4, 2017

  • archival inkjet print on dibond in white frame, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 75 x 75 cm + 123 x 123 cm
Moving moments in time 4

Moving moments in time 3, 2017

  • archival inkjet print on dibond in white frame, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 50 cm + 117 x 83 cm
Moving moments in time 3

Moving moments in time 2, 2017

  • archival inkjet print on dibond in white frame, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 55 x 50 cm + 92 x 83 cm
Moving moments in time 2

One mans trash is another mans treasure 8, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 8

One mans trash is another mans treasure 7, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 7

One mans trash is another mans treasure 6, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 6

One mans trash is another mans treasure 5, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 5

One mans trash is another mans treasure 4, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 4

One mans trash is another mans treasure 3, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 3

One mans trash is another mans treasure 2, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 2

One mans trash is another mans treasure 1, 2016-2017

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
One mans trash is another mans treasure 1

Structure XL perspective 4, 2016

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 50 cm + 150 x 112 cm
Structure XL perspective 4

Structure XL perspective 1, 2016

  • archival inkjet print, 5 + 1 AP
  • 100 x 83 cm + 150 x 120 cm
Structure XL perspective 1

Structure anthena, 2016

  • archival pigment print on dibond, MDF or framed, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 50 cm + 100 x 80 cm + 150 x 120 cm
Structure anthena

Actus 2, 2016

  • archival inkjet print, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 56 cm
Actus 2

Balance 5, 2015-2016

  • archival inkjet print framed, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 40 x 30 cm + 100 x 75 cm
Balance 5

Balance 4, 2015-2016

  • archival inkjet print framed, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 40 x 30 cm + 100 x 75 cm
Balance 4

Balance 2, 2015-2016

  • archival inkjet print framed, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 40 x 30 cm + 100 x 75 cm
Balance 2

Balance 1, 2015-2016

  • archival inkjet print framed, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 40 x 30 cm + 100 x 75 cm
Balance 1

Structure perspective I, 2014

  • archival pigment print on dibond, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 55 cm + 100 x 80 cm + 150 x 120 cm
Structure perspective I

Structure perspective 2, 2014

  • archival inkjet on dibond, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 70 x 50 cm + 150 x 112 cm
Structure perspective 2

Structure mini 2, 2014

  • digital archival print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 30 x 45 cm
Structure mini 2

Structure mini 1, 2014

  • digital archival print, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 30 x 45 cm
Structure mini 1

Stills 5, 2012-2013

  • digital archival print, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 100 x 75 cm
Stills 5

Stills 4, 2012-2013

  • digital archival print, edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • 100 x 75 cm
Stills 4

Shrine Vase, 2012

  • digital archival print on dibond, edition of 5 + 1 AP
  • 60 x 45 cm + 100 x 75 cm
Shrine Vase

Eva Roovers

Eva Roovers (Amsterdam, 1981) her work is staged photography with mostly bright colors. ‘In the studio I create colorful sculptures out of mundane products. Those sculptures exist only temporarily for the purpose of the photograph.’ With a tessellation of color, the light is sculpted around the forms and strengthens the individual presence and shape of the objects. All the lighting effects and compositions are created on set and not through digital manipulation, which makes her photos even more interesting.

The meaning of her photos is allocated by its context. Roovers plays with the structure by removing items from their original an obvious context. Then she organises them into a new composition. Within that composition the underlying relations are of importance. The objects are still recognizable but now part of a different harmonious set. With this she transcends the everyday view we have and plays with the visual coincidence of things.

Hence the objects often are only temporarily together as gravity takes it tolls, specifically in the series ‘Balance’ and ‘Structure’. It is in this condensed moment that Roovers sees possibilities for unseen connections. At the same time the extended collapse of the sculptures is a reference to the inevitable concept of failure and the Vanitas concept.

What initially might appear to be the formal technique of composing a work of art is simultaneously an investigation into the mutual relationships between the objects and the space around them. Like abstract painters such as Malevich or the sculpture Baljeu, who worked during the interbellum period.

The transformation and emphasis on spatial structures reflects an underlying organizational structure, where the things are allocated a place and thus a meaning. It is precisely these ‘things’ and their material qualities that are given space and thereby special attention through the formal compositions: everyday utensils, transparent plastics and mirroring or reflective surfaces stand out strongly against natural objects such as fruit and stones.

The result is the composition of objects that doesn’t seem to exist in the same time and place. It is a subdued, absurdist effect of recognition and detachment.

Education
BA Mixed Media 2001-2005 Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht, NL
MA Photography 2011 London College of Communication, UK (1st year of 2yr)
MA Sculpture 2018-2020 Royal College of Art, London UK
 

Exhibitions

Solo:

2016 Abstract Stills, 44 Gallery, Brugge BE
2014 Tornen aan de Grenzen, Dapirian, Urecht NL
2005 Mirror Stage, Galerie Masters, Amsterdam NL

Group: 

2017 Design is my Religion, Cultuurfabriek, Roermond NL 2017 New Dutch Photography talent, VT Art Salon, Taipei TW
2017 Jong&Veelbelovend, Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk NL
2017 YIP Art, 5&33 Gallery, Artotel, Amsterdam NL
2017 Zes voor 6, Loods 6, Amsterdam NL
2017 PhotoRoman 2, Havas Gallery, Paris FR
2017 Temporary Farewell, Witteveen Visual Art, Amsterdam
2016 Update16 (Gosee award), Kronpinzenpaleis, Berlin DE
2015 YIP art, Christie’s, Amsterdam NL
2015 Marque Page, Havas Arles Gallery, Arles FR
2015 Formations, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam NL
2015 Grand Opening, Seelelevel, Amsterdam NL
2015 Strange Cities, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens GR
2014 Marque Page, Havas Worldwide, Paris FR
2014 New Dutch Photography Talent 2014, GUP Gallery, Amsterdam NL
2014 Orchestrated Coincidence, Seelevel, Amsterdam NL
2013 Art at the Warehouse, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Rotterdam NL
2011 Index7, Protein Gallery, London UK
2009 Opposites Attract, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam NL
2009 On Dialectics, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam NL
2007 Saatchi Online, Sara Tecchia Gallery, New York USA
2005 Open studio 6, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, KO

Award, nominations, selections
2016 FOAM selected me for the PAN artfair campaign
2016 Gosee Award Berlin – Gold in Stills
2014 International Color Award – Honorable mention in Stills
2014 New Dutch Photography talent 2014
2014 Artist in residence – Torenkamer NL
2005 Artist in residence – SsamzieSpace Seoul

 

 

Information about artwork in stock

  • Set design: IOIA

  • in collaboration with Denis Guzzo

  • in collaboration with Denis Guzzo