(Leeuwarden, Holanda, 1962)
With a refined balance between dream and reality, the dreamscapes of Ellen Kooi effectively stimulate our retinas, causing much nostalgia and anguish. Not surprisingly, she is one of the most recognized emerging photographers in the international arena. In her detailed sceneries, each piece proposes a unique event, in process, with no apparent solution, which is exciting and distressing at the same time. Her photographs are a tribute to the passing of the hours and the ambiguity this interesting Dutch artist filters with unexpected fantasies.