Unseen Presents

Flatland Gallery

2 August 2012 Gallery Spotlight

Flatland Gallery

Untitled (Irina in red outfit), 2011 © Jocelyn Lee/Flatland Gallery

Flatland is a Dutch contemporary art gallery in Utrecht founded in 1983 by Martin Rogge. The gallery is internationally acclaimed in the field of contemporary photography but also deals in film, video, installations, sculptures and drawings. The gallery represents leading Dutch and international artists including Hans van Bentem, Ruud van Empel and Erwin Olaf, alongside emerging photographers Pieter Henket, Florian van Roekel and Jaap Scheeren. The gallery has also worked with Alec Soth, Martin Parr and many other artists.

At Unseen, Flatland Gallery will represent Dutch photographers Jaap Scheeren (1979) and Florian van Roekel, and American photographer Jocelyn Lee (1962). Scheeren has a carefree and humorous approach to his work without relinquishing the underlying seriousness or sincerity of his intentions and won the Bouw en Beeld (Build and Image) Award in 2011 which resulted in a show at the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen. Furthermore in 2011, Scheeren participated in the Still/Life, Dutch Contemporary Photography exhibition at Foam. Florian van Roekel, a former Foam Talent (2011) and nominee for the 2012 Paul Huf Award, was nominated in 2011 by Martin Parr for the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for his series How Terry Likes His Coffee. The series was later turned into a successful book.

Several of Flatland’s represented artists have work on display in exhibitions over the summer, one of which is Martin Roemers’ The Eyes of War at Kunsthal Rotterdam until 26 August which features disturbing yet beautiful images of blind war victims.
Flatland Gallery’s new Amsterdam space will open on 8 September at Lijnbaansgracht 314 – Amsterdam’s most traditional art dealing area – with an inaugural exhibition by Carolein Smit.

Until then, Flatland Gallery can be found on the Lange Nieuwstraat 7 in Utrecht and is open Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 5 pm.