Model Iekeliene Stange and artist Victor De Bie, both of Dutch heritage, chose a German word to title their latest exhibition: Umfeld. "The closest translation is probably 'surroundings' " says De Bie. Appropriately, their well edited selection of paintings and Polaroids shown at London's Horse Hospital this month paid tribute to everything from boyfriends to new babies to ageing park graffiti.
De Bie, a former modelling agency scout turned pro painter, provides a great match for Stange, the face of ad campaigns like Sonia Rykiel and an aspiring photojournalist who's just as legit behind the camera as in front of it. Look for more of their exhibitions later, but for now, let them tell you how it all came together.
- Jill Hilbrenner