Photography National Center “José Manuel Rotella”
Torrelavega (Cantabria), March – April 2013
Solo exhibition of Ellen Kooi (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 1962). The work of the photographer can be explained as an appropriation of typical Dutch countryside, with expressive purposes. Her figures, often women or children, seem immersed in a story in which the protagonists are melancholy, disappointment or frustration. The landscape in these pictures has been constructed to allow human life, but the ideal of progress hides both a sense of possibility and a sense of danger. The viewer must decipher it.
Client: Government of Cantabria and Torrelavega City Council