Bastiaan Woudt - Photographs London Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | Phillips
  • “People forget that our body in itself is art:
    the lines, the texture, the vulnerability.”
    —Bastiaan Woudt
    In this monumental, monochromatic work, Dutch artist Bastiaan Woudt (b.1987) highlights the essential elements of his subject’s silhouette, obscuring part of her face with a large, flat circle, against a plain background. Rhythm encapsulates the self-taught photographer’s bold yet elegant aesthetic, developed through experimentations in both in-camera and post-production techniques. Drawing inspiration from black-and-white photographs by 20th century masters Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Woudt aims to capture the essence of analogue photography through digital means. ‘Shot with my muse Tinotenda Mushore, Rhythm is one of my most important works so far,’ the artist explains. This striking image graces the cover of his 2021 monograph, also titled Rhythm, and was featured in his first solo museum exhibition, Twist, at Bergen’s Museum Kranenburgh.  


     Making-of video for Woudt’s Rhythm, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.  


     B. Woudt, Rhythm, Amsterdam: 1605 Collective, 2021. 


    Exhibition install of Twist at Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, 2022. 
    • Exhibited

      Twist, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, 15 April - 18 September 2022, another

    • Literature

      B. Woudt, Tino, Amsterdam: 1605 Collective, 2020, n.p.
      B. Woudt, Rhythm, Amsterdam: 1605 Collective, 2021, cover, n.p.
      B. Woudt, Twist, Amsterdam: 1605 Collective, 2022, n.p.




Archival pigment print, mounted.
Image: 180 x 135 cm (70 7/8 x 53 1/8 in.)
Frame: 181 x 138.5 cm (71 1/4 x 54 1/2 in.)

Signed, titled, dated, numbered AP1 in ink on an artist label and signed Certificate of Authenticity, both accompanying the work.

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

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£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £31,500

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London Auction 22 November 2022