Selected at Shorelines Arts Festival
Nominated at Move Me Productions Belgium Online Short Film Festival
Winner ‘Best Dutch Short Documentary’ award at international film festival DOCfeed
Selected at international film festival DOCfeed
Geert Kollau (1978) is a Dutch mixed-media/photo artist, who, after having lived over a decade a tumultuous live in Amsterdam, has returned to his roots in the south of The Netherlands to fully focus on his work as an artist. He has developed his own distinctive style. A combination of images expressing the past, present and future, while also expressing a critical view of society. A storyteller with a lot of symbolism in his work. Not to impose an opinion, but to encourage people’s awareness. His work has brought Geert recognition throughout the world and resulted in taking part at Overture Art Basel Miami 2012, exhibitions in Amsterdam, Monte-Carlo, Ibiza, Rotterdam and a unique duo exposition with Julian Lennon.
This year Geert arrived at a new stage of his career as an artist. He gave himself time and space ‘to lock himself up’ in his studio. The process began with a special decor and ended with a new personal series of artworks. His studio was like a safe haven, where he could escape city- and day-to-day life to free his creativity and structure his impressions to create this new photo series.
In this very personal documentary I’m filming Geert intensively in his daily life as an artist in his studio for half a year.