Universes Collide By Marcel Van Luit
BASIC Magazine|BASIC MADISON BEER Cover || IDENTITY Issue 11
Universes Collide By Marcel Van Luit
Inspired by wild optimism and enchanted universes that blur the line between make–believe and reality, Marcel Van Luit is a Netherlands–born digital artist who believes anything is possible. Playing on the juxtaposition of dark and light, Luit has created surreal photo manipulations that take viewers through wonderous fairytales that humans can only dream of seeing in the walking world. His work has been exhibited at the Jean Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, the Cobra Art Gallery at Maison&Objet in Paris, France and more.

BASIC: You are an insanely talented photographer and digital artist. Tell us about your creative upbringing and what encouraged your career.

MARCEL: When I was a kid, I could draw for hours at the kitchen table just to relax. The rest of the time I was outside, playing soccer with my friends and fishing. I have always loved to be in nature. Art and creating didn’t really play a role in my youth. I think my creativity was always inside of me, but I didn’t do much with it until my oldest son Otis was born. He was the reason I started photographing. When he was six months old, I got diagnosed with GBS (Guillain-Barré) which paralyzed me for a long time. When my arms started working again, I started to create adventures and dream worlds for Otis and me to be in, as I couldn’t go out and explore anything with him in real life at that time.

BASIC: Your photo manipulations are very surreal and dreamlike. Each image is its own wonderous fairytale. Tell us about how you developed such a dreamy artistic style?

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BASIC MADISON BEER Cover || IDENTITY Issue 11