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The work of Dutch artists Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes deals not just with still life, but with the medium of photography itself. In the series shown here, cutouts of flowers are arranged and re-photographed to play with the idealized form and depiction of flowers in art.

Combining their distinct but overlapping fields of expertise, Scheltens (a photographer) & Abbenes (a tapestry artist) meticulously arrange objects into configurations that have a strong two-dimensional or graphic character. Central to their work, however, is the search for a transformative perspective – one which asks questions about how we see things both in life and through photography.

Sheletens & Abbenes are also the recipients of the ICP 2012 Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising.