Satijn Panyigay

Satijn Panyigay 1988

Lives in Utrecht. Works in Utrecht.
Represented by:

Caroline O'Breen

Satijn Panyigay is a half Dutch, half Hungarian photographer. Her work has a clear style and specific themes. Panyigay handles subjects like transience, emptiness and solitude. She has a fascination for the dark side of life and with her aesthetic eye she shows us there’s also beauty to be found in the grim and dark. In her entire body of work Panyigay is inspired by transience and trying to cope with losses and heavy feelings, but also her longing for tranquility and her lust for life are important themes to her. The melancholic photo series Behind Death’s Door shows the houses of recently deceased people of whom the relatives chose a specialised company to clear out their homes. Panyigay went along several times to investigate death more. The photos are hermetic, there is no contact with the outside world, which results in an oppressive atmosphere of loneliness and nostalgia. This also applies to her newest photo series, Melankólia. For this project she went searching for her roots in the country her father originates from, Hungary. When she was there, she fell in love with the country, its drabness and gloom and discovered that it must be the origin of her often melancholic heart. The atmosphere, which is so palpable in the places she visited in Hungary, refers back to her familiar melancholy. In dark colours Panyigay photographed sober spaces and places that refer to the feelings of loneliness and sadness. With capturing silence in seemingly impersonal in- and exteriors she shows a contaminated emptiness. She searches for images that show tranquility together with a depth. A certain heavy vision on the ordinary, but without wanting to fight that.

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Satijn Panyigay, Satijn working in the empty museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which closed it's doors for seven years for a grand renovation.
Satijn working in the empty museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which closed it's doors for seven years for a grand renovation.
Satijn Panyigay, Satijn working in the empty museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which closed it's doors for seven years for a grand renovation.
Satijn working in the empty museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which closed it's doors for seven years for a grand renovation.
Satijn Panyigay, Satijn working in the empty museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which closed it's doors for seven years for a grand renovation.
Satijn working in the empty museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which closed it's doors for seven years for a grand renovation.
Satijn Panyigay, Satijn working on location (2016).
Satijn working on location (2016).
Artist book Behind Death's Door - Second edition.
Impression of Satijn working and her artworks, video made in 2016.

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Satijn Panyigay got her Bachelor Degree in Design Photography from the University of the Arts in Utrecht. In 2010, she got nominated for the Photo Academy Award. Since then she showed her work in numerous exhibitions, for instance: Graduates Photography 2010, Amsterdam Centrum voor Fotografie (ACF); UNSEEN Photo Fair (group exhibition), Huize Frankendael, 2014; AMSTERDAMSEEN, Kunsthal Citroën, Amsterdam, 2015; Grace and Ruin (group exhibition, with Miho Kajioka and Marieke Peters), Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, 2016.

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Stellatara Satijn Töhötöm Panyigay Education Bachelor of Design Photography | Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht | 2006-2010 Exhibitions 2019 duo exhibition with Yves Beaumont | Galerie Wilms (NL) group exhibition | Museum Tot Zover (NL) (living) Room | solo exhibition | Galerie Caroline O’Breen | Amsterdam (NL) 2018 Gallery Wilms | group exhibition | Art The Hague art fair (NL) Drögepand | Appel | group exhibition | Gallery Wilms (NL) 10 jaar verzamelen – over dode dingen | group exhibition at Museum Tot Zover | Amsterdam (NL) The Artist Mind | group exhibition at Galerie Caroline O’Breen, curated by Maura Biava | Amsterdam (NL) 2017 Fotografie en Vorm (Photography and Form) | Fotomuseum Den Haag | Den Haag (NL) Jong en Veelbelovend (Young and Promising) | group exhibition in cooperation with FOAM at Museum Villa Mondriaan | Winterswijk (NL) Suspension of Disbelief | group exhibition at Galerie Caroline O’Breen | Amsterdam (NL) Amsterdam ART FAIR | Seelevel Gallery | Amsterdam (NL) We Like Art! at Art Rotterdam | Seelevel Gallery | Amsterdam (NL) 2016 UNSEEN Photo Fair | Seelevel Gallery | Amsterdam (NL) Grace and Ruin | group exhibition at Seelevel gallery | Amsterdam (NL) 2015 AMSTERDAMSEEN | Kunsthal Citroën | Amsterdam (NL) 2014 UNSEEN Photo Fair | Huize Frankendael Amsterdam | group exhibition with works from the private collection of photography collector Reyn van der Lugt 2012 UNSEEN Photo Fair | Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam (NL) Preview | Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie (ACF) Telling Stories... | Akkuh | Hengelo Paradise|wasteland | Van Krimpen gallery | Amsterdam Art Rotterdam | booth van Krimpen gallery Afterlife | museum Tot Zover | Amsterdam 2011 Geen gezichten | Van Krimpen | Amsterdam Contest of Meaning | De Belofte 6 in Kunstliefde | Utrecht Talents 2010 Revisited | Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie (ACF) My First Art Collection | Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK) Art Amsterdam | booth van Krimpen gallery Art Rotterdam | booth van Krimpen gallery 2010 The Photo Academy Award | nominated for P/f Magazine, Fotogalerie Rotterdam Fotogalerie Groningen Fotogram Amsterdam Fotomuseum Den Haag GRID 2010 Amsterdam PHOTO OFF Paris | booth van Krimpen gallery Graduates Photography 2010 | Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie (ACF) Graduation exhibition | Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht Publications 2011 Catalogue of the group exhibition Afterlife, museum Tot Zover, Amsterdam Catalogue of the group exhibition Contest of Meaning, De Belofte 6, Kunstliefde Utrecht GUP magazine, The Women Issue #29, section Bookmarks 2010 DigiFoto Pro Special Edition, catalogue of The Photo Academy Award NL030, selected HKU Photography graduates Catalogue HKU Photography class of 2010 House publications 2016 Limited edition handbound book with photos from the series 'Trees', edition: 10 2014 Behind Death's Door, with poems by writer Kees 't Hart 2011 Meisjesverdriet, leporello booklet, with 7 photos about love sickness, edition: 21 2009 Shades of Grey, book about the loss of my mother Nominations Nominated for the Photo Academy Award 2010