“Water is poetry. Sometimes hard and sharp, other times soft and elegant. A perpetual motion of attraction and withdrawal, a flirtatious waterline always balancing with its inseparable companion: the land. With a fascinated gaze, I’m wondering what it does to people. Beaches and shores that seem to offer people time, needed to come to themselves. I want to immortalise their moments of reflections. Reflections that create subdued emotions, bring cheerful relation to life or evoke melancholy memories.

I work alone and quietly, with the rushing of the water in the background. All photos are photographed with Polaroid instant film. The images gain a poetic power from the dreamy blur and the fading colours and contrasts, unique to this film process. And I love it.”

Werner Van Reck (1959, Antwerp) studied art direction and photography at the Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp. Werner works in both communications and photography. Many of his photo reportages have been published in magazines. He shot a serie of images in Africa for Baobab, a Senegalese organization, in support of a fundraising initiative. From 2006 to 2008, he portrayed hundreds of citizens of Antwerp for his book ‚Stadsmussen’ (‚City Dwellers’), a project commissioned by the City of Antwerp.

Palm Beach : Modern + Contemporary 2023

Jacob Gils

PALM BEACH : modern + contemporary 2023

MARCH 23-26, 2023

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C), presented by Art Miami, returns for its sixth edition opening with an exclusive invitation-only VIP Preview benefiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on Thursday, March 23 and running through Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C) is South Florida’s premier and most prestigious winter art fair that takes place during the height of season and is the only “can’t miss” event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at the most important works available for acquisition at the forefront of the international contemporary, modern, classical modern, post-war and pop eras.

PBM+C is the most important fair each winter as it brings a world-class, internationally respected group of 95 galleries and their artists to the discerning and ever growing high net worth audience that has migrated South. 

For this exciting fair, In The Gallery will present a selection of emergent and well established artists from Denmark but also internationals as Markus Klinko and Camilla Echevarria.