A Closer Look: Artist Wijnanda Deroo's Still Lifes

Wijnanda Deroo, "Frogs", 2002, Chromogenic print, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in, Bank of America Collection

Wijnanda Deroo (b. 1955) has traveled the world to produce enigmatic photographs of people’s homes in Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. She photographs private spaces, but does not usually include the residents themselves.

Taking a Closer Look

Deroo’s till life is an example of horror vacui, literally translated as “fear of empty spaces.”  In Frogs, 2002,  every inch of the photograph is filled with rich detail. The intricate patterns and saturated color contribute to the lively quality of the scene.

Check out some of her other still lifes on her Web site http://www.wijnandaderoo.net/Gallery.php?xmltoLoad=FlashGallery/Still_Life.xml&navLevel=8

Two of her works are urrently on view in Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection.

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