GalleryViewer: Gilleam Trapenberg | Currents
GalleryViewer recently published an article by Pienk de Gaay Fortman about Gilleam Trapenberg and his solo exhibition Currents, on view at the gallery until Sunday 29 October.
“This deconstruction of stereotypes that prevail around Caribbean islands is also recognisable in his latest series of portraits that hang scattered in the gallery. Like Amelia (2023), a powerful yet vulnerable portrait of a teenager on the beach. The clothes of the person portrayed flow subtly into the surroundings. The picture is reminiscent of Rineke Dijkstra’s world-famous series of Beach Portraits (1992-1998). Like Dijkstra, Trapenberg captures the power of what is both uniquely personal and universal: love, uncertainty, dreams, determination, connection.”
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