The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to announce our exclusive West Coast representation of Netherlands based photographer Bastiaan Woudt (1987), whose emotive portraits and mystic landscapes capture monochrome minimalism at its finest.
Bastiaan was nominated in 2014 for the SO Awards and was named New Dutch Photography Talent in 2015. In 2016, the British Journal of Photography included him in their ‘Ones to Watch’ issue, and he received the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation Prize. Alongside his own work, Woudt has done commissioned work for magazines such as British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, Numéro Paris, and l’Officiel.
Bastiaan Woudt’s use of intuition guides the creation of his imagery. Instead of shot lists and lighting charts, he lets his eye discover the image. Often moving around his subject in studio, he is constantly observing all angles and aspects of his subject without preconceived ideals dictating success.
His mastery of minimalism leads to a poetic conversation of tone and contrast. You’ll find a hint of surrealism as the sober shades within his work invite the viewer to see only the essence of his subjects. The digitally native photographs are rooted in the study of traditional 20th century photographic practices. His quest to explore and expand on classic imagery has led him down a path of continuous discovery and resulted in photographic beauty that is surprising and reinforces tradition.
Bastiaan Woudt’s solo exhibition with the Fahey/Klein Gallery will take place in February 2023.