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Berlin-Based Artist Anouk Kruithof Exhibits at Galerie Adler

FRANKFURT.- Through May 1st 2010, Galerie Adler is putting on its first show of works by the Berlin-based artist ANOUK KRUITHOF (*1981, Dordrecht, Netherlands). The exhibition “Becoming Blue” was already shown in 2009 at Het Domein Museum in Sittard, NL, and at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. The people in Anouk Kruithof’s photographs have a vulnerable look, perhaps due most to their expressive faces, which tellingly lay bare their emotional state of mind. Dressed in blue and posed before a background of the same colour, they have difficulties asserting themselves, seeming almost to dissolve into the blueness that surrounds them. But what is most disturbing about the images is how Kruithof waits to press the shutter until a moment when her subjects have no conscious control over their facial expression,