The artist Marleen Sleeuwits works and lives in The Hague in the Netherlands, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Art. Her practice began mostly in photography, and she published images of architecture and interior design with a focus on empty space, but she soon progressed into constructing spaces of her own. In her series “Interiors” – featured on WePresent – she transformed abandoned spaces into sculptures and optical illusions, as a way to comment on how we interact with the locations we find ourselves in. Marleen’s first major monograph, “On the Soft Edge of Space,” was published in 2016. She won the Meijburg Art Commission in 2019, and has work exhibited across the Netherlands.
“I have always been hugely inspired by places that are characterized by a lack of individuality and character.”