Dienie Brouwer is a fine art photographer and artist. She graduated cum laude from Foto Academy Amsterdam with her cinematic installation Poetry in Motion 2019, which depicts a layered world. She then attended master classes by Miho Kajioka in Naples and Machiel Botman in Amsterdam, among others. Since then she has also published several new works, such as Transience (Foto Festival Naarden 2021) and All humans are mortal (London, 2022). Both exhibitions show us a world in which there is a wafer-thin dividing line between life and death. In her work, Dienie Brouwer fuses poetic images with new technical concepts, always looking for the layers, the stories that lie hidden behind the raw reality.
The common thread in my projects is the fear of transience, and with that the fear of becoming a spectator of my life instead of a participant in it. All those people around us die every day. I find that a frightening thought. Every time a world of memories disappears. But at the same time, I wonder if mortality is such a bad thing. Maybe we should accept transience, even embrace it, because it also has a certain beauty. In my work, I distinguish two types of transience: slow transience, which is synchronous with time. And rapid transience, where a sudden event radically changes people’s lives.