Like many children who grew up in the countryside, Niels Stoltenborg was amazed by plants, an inexhaustible source of fascination and surprise. He remembers telling his grandmother that he wanted to become a gardener.
He did not become a gardener. He studied photography, graphic design and drawing. As a freelancer, he was a photography and production assistant. In the 90s, I set up a studio in Istanbul for advertising and magazines. Today, he devotes himself entirely to his artistic and photographic creation.
In Vegetalism, Niels Stoltenborg's childlike fascination with the earth emerges again. His work starts from an intuition: the colors and shapes of fruits and vegetables have both a potential for abstraction and something to tell us.