Marleen Sleeuwits

Interior no. 48, 2015, 36 x 50 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 47, 2015, 100 x 170 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 46, 2015, 71 x 90 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 45, 2015, 150 x 200 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 44, 2015, 44 x 60 cm, ultrachrome print

Object no. 7, 2015, 208 x 288 x 3 cm, Styrofoam and tin foil

Object no. 6, 2015, 48 x 48 x 240 cm, Styrofoam and black foil

Object no. 5, 2015, 1 x 88 x 140 cm, Photo print on acrylic

Object no. 4, 2015, 42 x 18 x 220 cm, Tubelights, tierips and tape

Model no. 2, 2015, 33 x 22 x 18 cm, Iron, coppertape and light bulb

Interior no. 43, 2013, 46 x 60 cm, ultrachrome print


Interior no. 42, 2013, 118 x 150 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 41, 2013, 55 x 64 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 40, 2013, 130 x 170 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 39, 2013, 130 x 220 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 38, 2013, 54 x 80 cm, ultrachrome print


Interior no. 37, 2013, 140 x 184 cm, ultrachrome print

Object no. 3, 2013, 70 x 70 x 350 cm, Polyurethane foam and skewers

Object no. 2, 2013, 55 x 27 x 210 cm, Tubelights, tierips and paint

Object no. 1, 2013, 140 x 130 x 210 cm, Carpet tiles, aluminium and glue

Model no. 1, 2013, 18,3 x 13 x 8,5 cm, Polysterene and led lights


Interior no. 36, 2013, 68 x 88 cm, ultrachrome print
 

Interior no. 35, 2012, 118 x 150 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 34, 2012, 140 x 200 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 33, 2012, 50 x 75 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 32, 2011, 86 x 110 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 31, 2011, 122 x 150 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 30, 2011, 56 x 90 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 29, 2011, 85 x 110 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 28, 2011, 99 x 150 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 27, 2011, 72 x 90 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 26, 2011, 24 x 30 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 25, 2011, 160 x 200 cm, ultrachrome print

Interior no. 24, 2011, 48 x 60 cm, ultrachrome print


Het werk van Marleen Sleeuwits kenmerkt zich door de schizofrene beelden die zowel een magische schoonheid als beklemming communiceren. De stedelijke omgeving, de ruimtes en plekken die zij portretteert lijken onuitgesproken, ruimtes die ons door de functieloosheid niet opvallen en plekken die door hun hermetische karakter onbereikbaar zijn. Door deze ruimtes van een gezicht te voorzien confronteert Sleeuwits haar publiek met de schoonheid van het alledaagse, maar wijst tegelijkertijd op de zorgvuldig geformuleerde ontwerpconcepten die voor deze ruimtes zijn gemaakt. Ze verhaalt daardoor met veel overtuigingskracht over onze selectiviteit en het onvermogen om onze ogen te openen voor het alledaagse en wijst tegelijkertijd, middels haar esthetische lichtwerking en kleuren, op de beklemmende notie dat achter alles een gedachte schuil gaat. Marleen Sleeuwits explores the idea of space. In the first years after graduating from the Royal Academy of Arts (The Hague) she used to portray spaces that lack any reference to time, place and scale. By choosing the angle and framing, and digitally enhancing the images she created works that suggested spaces between reality and illusion.
About five years ago she changed her approach from finding to actively constructing spaces. She started working in vacant office buildings, deforming and (re)-constructing offices in a way that is most reminiscent of installations and sculptures, but in her case with a temporary nature. Across the years it has become a personal and layered research, which is not about the actual existing spaces, but is about mental spaces.
Last year Sleeuwits has been working on her first official artist book that is due to come out in the first half of 2016. The book has become a new project that has been constructed as every other work.

In 2012 Sleeuwits was selected as Foam Talent and in 2013 she was on the long list of Prix de Rome and awarded a special mention at Photo Levallois. In 2014 she was a finalist at the Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie.
During the past few years, her work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Jeonju, Los Angeles, Denver, Belo Horizonte and Berlin. Her work is in collections like De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, KPMG, Akzo Nobel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and private collections.