An ode to nature and the conscious practice of being in the moment, This Too Shall Pass is a personal project by photographer Rein Kooyman. It documents a journey of self-discovery and acceptance through the nature of the French Alps. The exhibition in Gallery 3 presents a series of photographs in which he captures the process of painting giant boulders using natural pigments.
Before colouring the rocks, Kooyman walked, climbed or hiked to wherever his instincts guided him. Painting each giant rock took between six and ten hours and the painting sessions took place during various seasons. Every colour became a symbol of a specific period in Kooyman's life, and the colours faded with time — as did the moment. The rocks return to their natural state, just as we do.
About Rein Kooyman
Rein Kooyman finds inspiration in different cultures, landscapes and nature. His work stems from a childhood spent surrounded by cinematic scenery and the vastness of the dunes and the North Sea. A love of natural light, travel and global perspectives informs his career. Rein Kooyman’s work is characterised by the appearance of austerity.
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