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Margriet Smulders, The Netherlands

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Margriet Smulders was born in 1955 in Bussum, the Netherlands. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions. Of her “Endless garlands of flowers” images she says, ‘You can see a whole world in my flowers. Lush and strangely erotic tableaux entice you into another dimension. Huge mirrors, elaborate glass vases, rich draperies, fruit and cut blooms are used to make these ‘paintings’. As Baudelaire says “Get drunk: on wine, poetry or virtue”. Imagine lingering and languishing in these fresh, sultry and lucid landscapes. I love this sensual state. To lose myself, to deliver myself as in a love affair. Reality doesn’t matter. When making photos I get lost in the scenes as if the flowers were caressing me in the gulfs of the sea’.

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