Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty. Continue Shopping

Maarten van der Ende

Frutiger

Maarten van der Ende

Frutiger

“Gutenberg re-engineered” is a series of beautifully captured images of machinery and tools from the realm of printing.

Maarten has chosen the world of printing as the subject for this fantastic photographic showpiece – and the exhibition title is a neat tip of the hat to Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th century pioneer of the printing press.

Format 90x120cm / Limited edition of 8 prints per image.

Lead time: 1 week

1‘650 CHF

Any questions ? Contact us

Description

Frutiger

The concept originated when Maarten was working on a project about artists and craftsmen working in old industrial buildings near his photographic studio, just outside of Lausanne in Switzerland. In addition to taking photos at the former Villars Perrier chocolate factory, he also photographed the printing presses at the nearby Atelier-Musée Encre & Plomb (Ink & Lead Museum).

Maarten’s stunning shots showcase these venerable machines, with their majestic ink tables, rollers, levers and platens taking centre stage. He plays with the use of light and shadow to highlight fine details like the grain of the metal and the patina of time, instilling new life and soul into these extraordinary metallic dinosaurs.

For Maarten, exhibiting photographs of these machines is a way of paying tribute to these craftsmen and master printers. “I wanted to do it in a straightforward way, like representing insects in their entomological cases,” he says.


The Creator

Maarten Van Der Ende

Maarten van der Ende was born in 1958 in Deventer, the Netherlands. His father’s work meant his family lived in no fewer than four countries during the first 14 years of Maarten’s life: Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, France and then Switzerland, where Maarten finally settled in 1972.

He grew up with plenty of contact with the art world. During his youth, his father regularly took him to exhibitions. One of these, Picasso at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, left a big impression on him, as did the regular visits to the Maeght Fondation in St-Paul de Vence and the Léger Museum in Biot. Maarten went on to complete a four-year course in Photography at the School of Applied Art in Vevey, Switzerland.

While Maarten was studying, he began regularly exhibiting his own photographs, notably at the ‘Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie’ festival in Arles. This set the ball rolling and galleries across Europe soon started approaching Maarten with offers of representation. That was at the beginning of the 1980s when, in his eyes: “Photography didn’t yet have the profile and recognition it enjoys nowadays.”

Maarten’s influences include Ed Ruscha for his artist books, Kurt Schwitters and Max Ernst for their collages, Mimmo Rotella for his torn posters, and the paintings of Bram van Velde and Cy Twombly, as well as the work of Le Corbusier. “I feel the need to surround myself with this artistic universe, and to practise drawing, engraving and collages myself,” he says. “It’s a way of integrating my interests, apart from photography.”

Maarten van der Ende was born in 1958 in Deventer, the Netherlands. His father’s work meant his family lived in no fewer than four countries during the first 14 years of Maarten’s life: Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, France and then Switzerland, where Maarten finally settled in 1972.

He grew up with plenty of contact with the art world. During his youth, his father regularly took him to exhibitions. One of these, Picasso at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, left a big impression on him, as did the regular visits to the Maeght Fondation in St-Paul de Vence and the Léger Museum in Biot. Maarten went on to complete a four-year course in Photography at the School of Applied Art in Vevey, Switzerland.

While Maarten was studying, he began regularly exhibiting his own photographs, notably at the ‘Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie’ festival in Arles. This set the ball rolling and galleries across Europe soon started approaching Maarten with offers of representation. That was at the beginning of the 1980s when, in his eyes: “Photography didn’t yet have the profile and recognition it enjoys nowadays.”

Maarten’s influences include Ed Ruscha for his artist books, Kurt Schwitters and Max Ernst for their collages, Mimmo Rotella for his torn posters, and the paintings of Bram van Velde and Cy Twombly, as well as the work of Le Corbusier. “I feel the need to surround myself with this artistic universe, and to practise drawing, engraving and collages myself,” he says. “It’s a way of integrating my interests, apart from photography.”

Specifications

icon


MATERIALS

Photo quality paper 300g


icon


DIMENSIONS

90x120cm


icon



EDITION

Limited Edition of 8 prints, presented in exclusivity at the M.A.D.Gallery.



icon



FRAME

Sent unframed in a protective shipping tube



Maarten van der Ende

Frutiger

Display cart

Recently Viewed

Stay tuned

Subscribe to our newsletter

No spam ever. Your email address will only ever be used for our newsletters.
For more information on the use of your data read our Privacy Notice.

TOP

This site uses cookies to help us customise your experience. Learn more about our Cookie Notice.