MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Op naar een nieuwe wereld! / On to a new world!, 2004
31 x 23 cm
mat colour photo on aluminum plate, comes with catalogue, clamshell box
signed, dated, numbered
published by Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne, Germany
€ 450,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
The tendency to balance between reality and abstraction is characteristic of the work of Marijke van Warmerdam. This ‘flattening’ of reality may seem to make the work less accessible, but her titles always offer guidance and redemption. They function as a catalyst for the image as a whole, in other words: the image that may be viewed together with the title – as an angle to look from.
The edition ‘On to a new world!’ shows a landscape of an unknown planet. It appears to have been photographed from a high-altitude satellite. A shooting star (at the sight of it, a part of humanity makes a wish, it is said) is supposed to emphasize that. In reality, the landscape is a close-up of a badly plastered wall.
Marijke van Warmerdam likes to take a positive approach to anticipating what will possibly take place in the future. By means of the imperative ‘On to a new world!’ she wants to face the future with an optimistic view.
KvG, June 2023