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Cornelie Tollens
Works
Solo exhibitions
2019

Deep Inside. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010

The Perfect World. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Group exhibitions
2015

Everything but Clothes, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands

2014

Hunting. Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

DISCO. Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012

Fashionfantasy. BlowUp Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

Blow-Up Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007

Flatland Gallery, Utrecht, Netherlands

2005

Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

Gallery Aeroplastics, Brugge, Belgium

2003

Gallery Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium

Gasunie. Groningen, Netherlands

2000

Gallery Serieuze Zaken, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1999

Marella Arte, Milano, Italy

1998

ACF. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Exedra, Hilversum, Netherlands

1996

Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands

Exhibitions
Biography
Cornelie Tollens is a famous Dutch photographer, was born in 1964 in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Photography Academy in Haarlem in 1990, the Netherlands. Cornelie Tollens’ art entails both free work and assignments for clients. She started working as a fashion photographer for magazines like Elle and Elegance, but soon also was published in art magazines like Avenue, Blvd., Credits, La Vie en Rose, M (NRC) and Dif. She has contributed to worldwide advertising-campaigns for many international brands as Mercedes, Nike Ikea, Talpa, Martini.

The visual aestheticism of photographs evolves into almost physical attraction and sexual desire. Even still lifes, traditionally depicting mostly inanimate objects, in the works of Cornelli acquire sensuality and eroticism. Her works glorify the triumph of the flesh and the ongoing pleasure. Exploring eroticism and ecstasy as the death drive, Cornelie Tollens inevitably follow in the path traced by such provocative photographers as Robert Mapplethorpe, Nobuyoshi Araki and Bettina Rheims, authors who constantly sought to seize the borderline between attractive and repulsive, beauty and ugliness.

Today Cornelie Tollens’ photos are regularly exhibited in Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Kyoto, Brussels and Moscow, and other cities across the globe.

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