Bastiaan Woudt - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    R. Kahmann & W. van der Zwaan, Hidden, Amsterdam: YPublishers, 2019, p. 172

  • Catalogue Essay

    In this bold composition, a model’s profile, her head and part of her face obscured by a large, flat circle, is outlined against a plain background. ‘Circle arose out of the curiosity to combine geometrical shapes with my models. The goal was to create an abstract image in which a sign of humanity plays an important role’, Bastiaan Woudt explains. ‘By largely "hiding" the models you create a distance, but by adding a human aspect, such as a hand or silhouette of a face, it remains tangible and recognisable.’ A self-taught photographer, Woudt has developed his distinctive monochromatic aesthetic through experimentations in both in-camera and post-production techniques.



Circle, Alkmaar

Archival pigment print, mounted.
Image: 178.5 x 133.5 cm (70 1/4 x 52 1/2 in.)
Frame: 190 x 145 cm (74 3/4 x 57 1/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP1 in ink/pencil on the reverse of the mount.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 1 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £22,500

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London Auction 25 September 2020