Marie Cécile Thijs is a Dutch photographer who creates portraits of people, animals, flowers, and food, with stillness being the key part. Her work is reminiscent of old masters in painting, while at the same time, her interpretation is purely contemporary. She has a habit of playing with her subjects, either freezing them in time and space or bringing them to life. Her objects become characters, detached from their original context, assuming a new identity. Thijs creates intriguing works where motion, tranquility, and humor meet. She primarily works in series - White Collar, Food Portraits, Amazones, Flowers, Birds & Vases, Horses, Majestic and Human Angels. These series continue to expand and are never officially concluded as new works are created.
Featured image: Marie Cécile Thijs - Seventeen,
2016 (detail). Lambda C Print, mounted on dibond, protected by plexiglass with
matte finish (Diasec). 27.6 x 27.6 in. 70 x 70 cm. Edition of 10 + 2 AP / 35.4
x 35.4 in. 90 x 90 cm. Edition of 7 + 2 AP. Photo courtesy Galerie XII