Lynne Brower is a young Dutch visual artist (1992) whom through photography, design and psychology examins human kind surroundings and related objects. Her work could be defined as research design, as she analyses the expression of the human psyche, the motivation behind acts and an interesting dynamic that will involve strange realities and darker edges of human behavior. She attempts to find always a matching form of similitude, a metaphor, to show a peculiar characteristic of an action, all mainly for the sake of a better understanding of the wide range of existing emotions. Her creative process is often driven by a strong graphic design influence, which is an aesthetic that will always distinguish all her layouts, though she stretches from documentary photo series and still lives to collages, depending on the chosen story.
She got her graduation with honours at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague in 2015, with the project ‘Design for Discomfort’, a photo series depicting restless and burden places such as courts and prisons, to explore the boundaries between ethic and aesthetic, focusing on the use of interior design to decor and sort of control a space. This project has been featured and exhibited internationally, including the Salone del Mobile, the Van Abbe Museum, and the Dutch Design Week. Her work has been awarded, amongst others, the Silver Camera Award for the Best National Documentary Series and the Overduin Award. Lynne has also been working as a freelance photo editor for Dutch quality newspapers NRC Handelsblad and nrc.next for 3 years and had recently joined the newsroom of Het Parool as well. She is regularly commissioned by NRC, Het Parool and De Correspondent for her photographic design, and sometimes we find her collaborating with Nick van Tiem, a photographer with whom Lynne produces design, organizes exhibitions and other artistic interbìventions, As for today, she lives and works in Amsterdam.
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