Photographic journeys through the known and unknown areas in the world, the head and the heart
Marcel Koeleman (Schipluiden Holland, 1961) is educated as geohydrologist and artist. These days he is busy with being active as an artist, graphic designer and environmental manager. He participated in several art-exhibitions and festivals in Holland, USA, China, France and Spain. He published his first poetry novel entitled ‘bedeesde kluut’ in 2008.
“Imaging is at best, again and again, for me travelling to and through undescribed space. Every journey has its own ideas, and therefore its own medium of expression. So I explore a lot of those media to express myself. Started with photography, I got more and more interest in graphic techniques, sounds, poetry and so on. ‘Spaceinmind’ is a key word in my work: it comes all in the mind, and if it’s there and evoluates, it isn’t limited by physical or technical boundaries. The limitation comes when ideas ask for expression in real material. And that’s a step I like very much. One of my central themes is my curiosity about how people live, try to live and try to give some meaning to their life, together with other people and more or less locked up in there ambiance of cities, relations, ambitions, ideologies, etc.”