Art gallery Vroom &Varossieau in Amsterdam presents an exhibition of Danish fine art photographer Søren Solkær. ‘ SURFACE ‘ is a portrait anthology of some of the most significant street artists on the contemporary scene as well as the pioneering icons across the globe. The exhibition runs from 9 September through 9 October 2016.

After two decades of mainly portraying the world’s leading musicians, Søren Solkær (1969) set out to do a large scale portrait project about individuals who create art in the public space. ‘ SURFACE ‘ is the result of a three-year journey photographing in Athens, Berlin, Copenhagen, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, New York, Paris, Stavanger and Sydney.

‘ SURFACE ‘ has been created in Søren’s signature style drawing influence from cinema and painting. His use of artificial lighting on location and a strong element of storytelling, creates images with an atmosphere of hyperrealism – a sort of imaginary film stills. Each artist is portrayed with their own art work, often using masks or props to obscure the identity of the artists.

‘SURFACE’ is also a fine art photography book. This monograph is Søren Solkær’s fourth publication. It is a 240-page hardcover coffee table book featuring portraits of 135 artists. The expansive collection includes Shepard Fairey, Blek le Rat, DabsMyla, Ron English, FAILE, Kaff-eine, The London Police, Seen, Swoon and Vhils amongst many.

Vroom &Varossieau specializes in street art and urban contemporary art by internationally celebrated artists as well as emerging talent. The gallery also arranges licenses and commissions for murals, for artists. Vroom &Varossieau advises private collectors in buying and selling works of art (private sales).

Dabs Myla (Australia), Los Angeles 2013




Vroom &Varossieau
Willemsparkweg 134 – Amsterdam
9 September – 9 October 2016


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