Merette Uiterwaal (1990, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost) is a colourblind photographer who researches her relation with colour - or the lack of it - in her work.
She experiences the world with less colour, not without, but in her daily life there are plenty of situations in which she is not experiencing colour in the same way as other not-colourblind people. Her work shows the way she sees the world and makes an attempt to connect between the realism of a landscape or object and the possible interpretation. By applying abstraction, she investigates the dynamics of landscapes including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what a landscape means to us. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
She is currently living and working in Zaandam, the Netherlands.