Scheltens & Abbenes: Zeen
Scheltens & Abbenes, Louise Schouwenberg
Foam & Case publishing, 2019
Artist duo Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes are considered among the most progressive still-life photographers in the Netherlands today. With the creative craftsmanship of artists, they produce images that draw viewers into a sense of wonder at the things we encounter in everyday life. At once fascinating and demanding, their meticulous examination brings overlooked details into sharp focus, in turn both flattening the pictured objects and bringing them to life. This publication coincides with a retrospective exhibition in Amsterdam covering eighteen years of colourful, minimal, and challenging work by Scheltens & Abbenes.