ARTWORK | ISOLDE WOUDSTRA |ONE MUST LEARN TO BE PHLEGMATIC ABOUT THINGS GOING WRONG AT THE OFFICE
Isolde Woudstra (1982, Harlingen) is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She studied photography at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. Her work has been exhibited at places like Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, Krakow Photomonth, Nova Cultura Contemporanea and diverse international art fairs like Unseen Photo Fair, Rotterdam Contemporary, and Photo Off Paris.
In the photography of Woudstra everything seems ever so natural but confusing at the same time. She creates images that seem both possible and unlikely by specially curating a scene that could have been extracted deep from within the human psyche. The images cut out all unnecessary noise and leave us with clean, yet very natural and unpolished self-referential freeze frames. Spoon bending daily-life with the aid of her lens, Woudstra shines through the latent relatable darkness of her autonomous vision.