Danziger Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of the Dutch artist Carla van de Puttelaar and their first show of her work. Best known for her luminous nude studies characterized by their exquisite use of light and subtle color, van de Puttelaar's pictures engage the sense of touch almost as much as the sense of sight. Human skin becomes its own landscape - a place where every freckle, crease, and mark is a noted event.
Carla van de Puttelaar, Untitled, 2006, Courtesy of Danziger Gallery.
This exhibition showcases work from 1998 to the present where van de Puttelaar's photographs, whether of women or flowers, tread a fine line between the sensual and an almost medical dispassion. Shot against darkened backgrounds, and illuminated by the special quality of natural Dutch light, the works create a daring fusion of beauty and realism enabled by the artist's careful control of composition.
Carla van de Puttelaar, Untitled, 2008; Carla van de Puttelaar, Untitled, 1998. Courtesy of Danziger Gallery.
Carla van de Puttelaar, Hortus Nocturnum, 2014; Carla van de Puttelaar, Hortus Nocturnum, 2014. Courtesy of Danziger Gallery.
Photographs from the opening by Patricia Koo