from the series Conditions
© ANDRÉS MARROQUÍN WINKELMANN
ANDRÉS MARROQUÍN WINKELMANN is one of those photographers who does it all and does it well… portraits, still lives and landscapes that range from beautiful to eerie. In his work he explores his sense of self, through journeys, mindsets, interests and experiments.
One of my favorite images depicts a young woman with a very soft face and lost eyes shown in the warm intimacy of sheets, pillows and curtains. Everything is white and so bright that the spectator is stricken by the beauty and transparency of this immaculate whiteness.
Even her skin is almost devoid of pigments, so one is tempted to think the image had fallen out of a dream, to fade away soon. The image sets the tone, which of course directly leads to surrealism. - FREDDY LANGER, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 2, 2010
This picture is part of the book Conditions published by Meier & Müller in 2010 and which shows portraits of people who long to be socially accepted without having to conform, people who are “on the road”, searching, hoping and doubting. ANDRÉS MARROQUÍN WINKELMANN does not offer us an ideal world – although it is extremely beautiful – but rather an interrogation, apparently serene, about who we are and who we have always been.