Where the Dreamers go – Marcel van Luit
Limited edition of 100 copies.
Design: Bob van Dijk
Hardcover met Swiss binding / Cover with thermal ink / Printed sides / Several type of paper and latest printing techniques / Size 30 x 40 cm / 288 pages / ISBN 978-94-91525-94-0 / NUR 653
BLACK LEATHER SLEEVE / CANTOBOX
ARTWORK Fine Art Print / size 60 x 75 cm
It’s with great pleasure we introduce to you the photo book: ‘Where the dreamers go’ by Marcel van Luit.
This limited edition is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s not just a book, it’s a piece of art with a lot of ‘special effects’ never implemented before. The cover is made from termal ink, so when you touch it the real cover magically reveals itself. More so, the book comes in a luxurious leather case, which you can use as a laptop sleeve afterwards.
Including Museum quality fine art print on Canson infinity paper of your own choice...
This very special limited edition includes more than 200 artworks and a museum quality fine art print which you can choose yourself and hang on your wall. The books comes with a luxurious leather bag, which can be used as laptop sleeve.
Why this book and why now?
Marcel van Luit uses his work to convey life lessons to his sons. His messages are mostly about hope, trust and love. This book comes from his desire to document his artworks for his children. Marcel would like to show that when you imagine, anything is possible. In his creative process he looks through the eyes of a child. With wonder and an unlimited amount of fantasy, he creates worlds he would like to escape to himself when life gets dark sometimes. In doing so he aims to touch people with the emotions and comfort that his work brings.
Particularly now, in a time where there seems to be threats everywhere. In a time of fear for terror attacks, fear of the consequences of climate change, fear of speaking your mind at all, he wants to provide hope. Art gives meaning to your life. A lot of people are looking for their purpose in life. We need to be consoled in our griefs, guided towards wisdom, opened up to self-knowledge, calmed in our anxieties and given new hope when we feel lost.
With this book he wants to provide people the opportunity to have his
art at their homes and open the book when they need to go where the dreamers go.
Who is Marcel van Luit?
Marcel van Luit was born and raised in Groningen, a city in the northern part of the Netherlands. He studied to become a teacher, but worked as a social worker before he started his career in art. His journey to who he is today, started in 2013 in a very unexpected way. Marcel was working as a social worker and just had his first son Otis. His life turned completely upside down when he got sick and was diagnosed with GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome), a very rare disease. He was completely paralyzed for a long time and after the first months in the hospital he was transferred to a rehabilitation center. It took almost a year before he finally got home again. When his upper body was starting to work again and he had too much time on his hands in the rehabilitation center, he needed to find himself a hobby. He was still in a wheelchair at that moment. It would be a win-win if he could find something to get him through the days and that trained the muscles in his hands and fingers at the same time. So he started to take pictures with his camera. Whenever his baby son came to visit him, he took as many photos of Otis as he could. He missed him so badly. He started
to edit his photos into dream worlds. As Marcel couldn’t go out and take his son anywhere at that time, he created the adventures he wanted them to be in. He discovered a whole new passion and talent within himself as he edited different photos in to complete new worlds. He developed his signature look by playing with tones, darkness and light. As darkness and light can go hand in hand for him.
He quickly grew an online fan base when posting his work on Instagram and got noticed in the European art scene, from where his offline career took off. His first exhibition was a solo exhibition at Corrado Bortone Gallery in Paris in May 2018, followed by another solo exhibition at Artcube Gallery in Paris in July 2018. He exhibited his work at Jean Art Gallery in Antwerp and in December 2018 he was represented by GWS Gallery at Art Miami. In January 2019 his work was exhibited by Cobra Art Gallery at Maison & Object in Paris. In March 2019 he opened his solo exhibition in Sao Paulo at Gabriel Wickbold Studio & Gallery and in April 2019 his solo exhibition ran in Amsterdam
at Cobra Art Gallery. In his hometown Groningen he is represented by Gallery Muskee. In July and August 2019 his work was part of art show Bright in Los Angeles. Fame Gallery in Zurich is showing his work from August 2019. From September 2019 his work is shown by representative gallery Macek Gallery in Miami and at Noir Photo in Santiago, Chile. Marcel is represented by ADB Agency in New York, Paris and London and creates custom made artwork for clients all over the world.
|Overzicht van Kunstwerken||
Bob, Cyan, Rocco, Serenity, Reflection, Zale, Althea, Levi, Ruby, Zora, Kolibri, Safia, Darsha, The Disturbed, Liborio, Poetry, Olympia, Rory, Perception, Salome, Fresco, Flamengo, xxx, Juno, Byler