Saskia Boelsums was born in Nieuwer-Amstel in the Netherlands. She grew up in Iran and Curacao. Boelsums studied Graphic and Spatial Design at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2013 she focuses on photography and was given a great number of nominations and prizes and exhibitions home and abroad. Saskia is a member of DuPho, Dutch Photographers, an association of professional photographers.
Saskia Boelsums is a Dutch photographer and her Netherlandish heritage clearly shines through her work. All of the photographs of landscapes or still life uncover the connection with the 17th-century masters of the genre. The dark tones, baroque-like contrasts and clarity of the detail is stunning, as Boelsums’ photographs balance between the real and surreal. (Review Widewalls)
“As an artist and photographer from the Netherlands, I feel strongly connected with the traditional Dutch landscape painters. At the same time, that strong connection with history confronts me with the nearby future. The beauty I try to capture in my pictures, also is excessive and threatening. Cloud formations are increasing dramatic and the weather is becoming more extreme with unexpected peaks. It seems the classic historical Dutch landscapes are being replaced by landscapes and clouds arising from climate change. These developments I am very aware of. That is what my photos show: threatening beauty inspired by the great Dutch landscape painters.”