Featured Artists

"States of Mind" january - march 2014

Born in 1959 in The Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam.

With a singular combination of aesthetics and emotion, Rineke Dijkstra has put portraiture at the core of her artistic practice. She usually works in series, creating groups of photographs around a specific theme. Her portraits encompass a wide variety of subjects, ranging from adolescents on the beach to bullfighters after they left the ring. What they all have in common is a certain vulnerability; people are caught in unwittingly revealing moments. Dijkstra also followed individuals during extended periods of time, showing their development both physical and psychological. Her contemporary approach of portraiture focuses on transitions, rites of passage and the construction of identity.