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Deroo, Wijnanda (1955)

Wijnanda Deroo invites us within unpopulated interiors, from domestic spaces to public locations such as cafes and hotels. Enhancing the shabby, very Wes Andersonesque aesthetic of the spaces she depicts, the Dutch photographer plays with warm colors, geometric compositions and cinematic lighting to echo the absence of people in a haunting and intimate manner. Since 2004, she has documented the renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, capturing the ephemeral atmospheres conceived by the transformation of the building. Through her eye, the museum’s interiors take on a new narrative made of unusual juxtapositions, medieval sculptures naturally cohabiting with ladders and painting material, empty spaces that resemble abstract installations or the subjects of Rembrandt paintings that seem to question the construction material before them. With her poetic work, Wijnanda Deroo succeeds in making isolation, seductive.

Tags / Wijnanda Deroo - Dutch Photographer - Existentialism - 2000s - Absence - Interior - Museum
Wijnanda Deroo, Delmonico's, 56 Beaver Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Delmonico's, 56 Beaver Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Tavern on the Green, Central Park, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Tavern on the Green, Central Park, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Lederhosen, 39 Grove Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Lederhosen, 39 Grove Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Jerry's, 90 Chambers Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Jerry's, 90 Chambers Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, The River Room, Riverbank State Park, 145th Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, The River Room, Riverbank State Park, 145th Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Curacao, Guest Room, 2000
Wijnanda Deroo, Curacao, Guest Room, 2000
Wijnanda Deroo, Bar Normandie, Curacao, 2000
Wijnanda Deroo, Bar Normandie, Curacao, 2000
Wijnanda Deroo, Franklin, New York, 2001
Wijnanda Deroo, Franklin, New York, 2001
Wijnanda Deroo, Becal (detail), 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Becal (detail), 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Hotel Adler, Sharon Springs, 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Hotel Adler, Sharon Springs, 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Media Building, Hilversum, The Netherlands, 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Media Building, Hilversum, The Netherlands, 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Volksbhune, Berlin, 2006
Wijnanda Deroo, Volksbhune, Berlin, 2006
Wijnanda Deroo, Columbia Hotel, Sharon Springs, 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Columbia Hotel, Sharon Springs, 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Adler Hotel with Piano, Sharon Springs, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, Adler Hotel with Piano, Sharon Springs, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, JL Talman, Yogajakarta, Indonesia, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, JL Talman, Yogajakarta, Indonesia, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, Adler Hotel, Room 44, Sharon Springs, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, Adler Hotel, Room 44, Sharon Springs, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, Kraton Kanoman, Cirebon, Indonesia, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, Kraton Kanoman, Cirebon, Indonesia, 2005
Wijnanda Deroo, The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Papaya Dog, 42nd & 9th Avenue, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Papaya Dog, 42nd & 9th Avenue, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Relish, 225 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Relish, 225 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Arturo's, 106 West Houston Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Arturo's, 106 West Houston Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Grand Central Terminal, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Grand Central Terminal, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Cafe des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Cafe des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #58, July 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #58, July 2004
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #3, October 2011
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #3, October 2011
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #9, June 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #9, June 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #8, January 2013
Wijnanda Deroo, Rijksmuseum #8, January 2013
Wijnanda Deroo, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, The New Berlin Diner, NY, 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, The New Berlin Diner, NY, 2012
Wijnanda Deroo, East Worcester, Staircase, NY, 2010
Wijnanda Deroo, East Worcester, Staircase, NY, 2010
Wijnanda Deroo, The Westholm Hotel, Stamford, NY, 2009
Wijnanda Deroo, The Westholm Hotel, Stamford, NY, 2009
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