At the head office of KPMG Meijburg & Co in Amstelveen, the winner of the Meijburg Art Commission 2021, Popel Coumou, unveiled the artwork she created especially for Meijburg. With the Meijburg Art Commission, we have been supporting talented artists since 2015, offering them the chance to develop a major work that will become part of the Meijburg art collection. This year it was Popel’s turn.
Popel Coumou creates a constructed photographic reality by literally taking apart her photographs and rebuilding them with different, layered materials. In doing so, she seeks a balance between abstraction and recognizable reality in her work. For her artwork ‘161_Untitled 2022’, she photographed an inconspicuous corner of Meijburg’s landmark building and depicts the changing light that transforms the work from serene white relief to a recognizable space with color and sense of depth.
Meijburg Art Commission
Meijburg believes it is important to contribute to the culture sector. In our day-to-day practice, it is essential to move with the times in our changing society in order to always view new developments from a fresh perspective. The culture sector forms the basis for innovation and change because artists are uniquely able to break through existing patterns and inspire us. Meijburg therefore each year awards the Meijburg Art Commission at the leading international event for new photography: Unseen Amsterdam. As a sponsor of Unseen, Meijburg & Co supports talented photographers by giving them the opportunity to create new work and present it to a wider public.
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