by Scheltens & Abbenes | photography by Christiaan van der Kooy and Almicheal Fraay
From March 15th to June 5th, Amsterdam-based Foam Museum dedicates the largest retrospective about revolutionary still-life photographers Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes’s work so far.
Partners in life as well as in work, the Dutch duo collaborates for eighteen years and is well known for the essential yet playful images, where items seems to come alive thanks to the colours and a well thought viewpoint.
On the occasion of the show, Scheltens and Abbenes realised a special video installation that reflects on their fascinations for lines, surfaces and structures. In addiction, the exhibition displays a large number of diptychs and reproductions of magazine pages that have originally been published in a small format.
Among the displayed works, there are some shots from the campaigns realised in collaboration with Mutina. Indeed in 2015, on the occasion of the company’s tenth anniversary, the first advertising campaign has been commissioned to the creative couple. Furthermore, in 2017 they shot the collections Puzzle by Barber & Osgerby, Rombini by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Numi by Konstantin Grcic.