dindi. Fine Art Photography

The paradox of inner Nature
Dindi is a Dutch artist and she lives and works in Gouda, The Netherlands

In the surreal water worlds that dindi creates the images evoke confusion despite of its serene frozen state and stillness. In her photographic work she tries to create an inner landscape. In fact, dindi visualizes the duality of an inner paradox; the veil, the layering and the masks of human identity.

Little Green, 2021, 150 x 150 cm, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine Art photoprint

Water is a very important part of her photographic work.

Dindi: “Water continues to fascinate me and in this I keep researching the impact of water in my work. In fact, water is the only element that I cannot fully control. The water allows both the staged image and the surreal water reflections to balance in an interesting and fascinating way. Water brings a certain spontaneity to my work as well as surrealism and alienation from reality, which allows me to visualize those deeper inner layers. 

With my images I am taking the viewer along this “inner walk”; wandering through the landscape of its inner world behind masks and coverings. The water in my work mirrors the thoughts and the viewer can be taken on a journey through his own illusionary world of desires and fears. “

Sybille, 2019, 100 x 100 cm, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine Art photoprint

After finishing my Fine Art Studies at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam in ’99, I continued investigating using water affecting my images. 
Experimenting with water and trying to control its impact is the main core of my research for over the past 20 years. 

Water sometimes tends to abstract forms within the figurative image, thereby giving the images a surreal and oily appearance. These new ‘uncontrollable’ shapes that water causes, free the image and help me to visualize normally invisible complex signals and capture them together in one image.

The desire to merge and balance manifests itself in many guises and always contains this paradox. It is precisely within that apparent being torn that completeness already exist. And this seemingly dual contradiction is precisely wherein it resides. It is within the inexplicable, balancing on the edge of insanity, discord and surrender, that in my opinion, lies the unity.

Within these imaginary worlds that I create, I try to capture and depict these perfectly sculpted inner landscapes into an outer form and image. And so a surrealistic biotope arises in which “the cruel and the beautiful” unite.

Hunting Bliss, 2020, 100 x 100 cm, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine Art photoprint

During the formation of the ‘Inner Landscapes Series’ arose the opportunity to experiment beyond my working methodes of the past. I appear to become a model myself and started working in a self build water basin instead of the swimming pool I used over the years.
In my work I try to capture and depict an inner landscape in an outer form using portrait, body painting, water and liquids like milk and ink. 

The idea that everything is in a way in relation to each other, of which actions, memories, future, past, life, growth and death take place as a cyclical process and at the same time. I try to let all this grow intuitively in one image. The images are therefor a fullness of actions and yet have the tranquility and acceptance of this multiplicity because it is a cyclical flow.

Infinity, 2021, 115 x 150 cm, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine Art photoprint

Clarissa Pinkola Estes : “In fact in every woman another woman exists. An external creature and an internal being. One who lives in the upper world and one that lives in a world that is not so easy to identify. The external creature lives by daylight and can easily be detected.
But the internal being usually comes from far to the surface, often suddenly and vanishes equally quickly as it appears. The paradox of this female double nature is that these two women are separately one, but also coupled elements in the psyche that inter-connects in a thousand ways.”

*A small selection of my works are shown on this page. For my complete portfolio select the portfolio button on the topmenu.  All works are secured in a limited edition of 7 pieces and delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity with the edition number and signed by the artist. 

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Looking for Ophelia, 2020, 125 x 150 cm, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine Art photoprint


30 x 30 cm , 74 pages, hard cover, full colour
(Please click on the cover image to view a few pages of the book)

20 x 20 cm , 36 pages, soft cover, full colour

These 2 portfolio catalogs shows an overview of the photographic artworks of the dutch artist dindi who lives and works in Gouda, The Netherlands. The hard cover version has 80 pages and contains a selection of works over the past 20 years.
The smaller version contains 34 pages and shows more recent works.

Fine art photographer Dindi lives and works in Gouda, The Netherlands.  At her studio she creates photographic artworks using a self build water basin.
Water is a very important part of her work for over the past 20 years.

“In my work I search for balance, through control and surrender. Water is the only element that I cannot fully ‘force’ in a desired shape. The water allows both the staged image and the water reflections to harmonize in an interesting and fascinating way. By allowing the uncontrollable and indispensable waterelement to take shape in its natural form, the image arises with balance and harmony. Which allows me to visualize those deeper inner layers; the duality of an inner paradox, the veil, the layering and the masks of human identity .” 

Museum Collection


January 2015 – On the last day of the exhibition “The Dark Side of Beauty” managing director Mr. Gerard de Klein announced which creation was chosen by the public to be purchased by the Museum. Fifteen hundred visitors made their choices out of 66 pieces.

Sirène 120 x 200 cm Work on Plexiglass

The photographic piece “Sirene” gathered the most votes.
Museum Gouda will add it to their collection.It was an experiment. Usually the director decides what will be purchased after being advised by the conservator.
This time the visitors were invited to advise in writing. The question was: “Which creation fits the best in the museum Gouda collection”. More than 90% of the respondents though did advise in favour of a purchase, but the choices differed extremely. Each of the 66 works of art  appeared to be at least somebody’s favourite. During the exhibition sometimes steaming discussions developed concerning their opinions.

Like Robbert Roos said at the opening of the exhibition: “Dindi’s models are immersed in water. The women dissolve in the interspace where water and air touch each other. They live in their own zone, goddess in their own world. Their state of being is elusive.


ARTNOMADEN is an art community consisting of a group of connected artists who joined forces to gain independency. This self-sustaining group offers their artists a platform to show their work off the beaten track, original and without commercial strategy.  

Community leden
dindi. (NL), Ludmilla van der Spoel (NL), Henrique van Putten (NL), Vittorio Roerade (NL), Sanne Maes (NL), Riëlle Beekmans(NL), Kunstenaarsduo Van de Camp en Heesterbeek (NL), Michel Vaerewijck (BELGIUM), Wietse Eeken (NL), Astrid van Rijn (NL), Wilma Kun (BRASIL_ITALY_NL), Joël Bonk (NL), Petra Werlich (NL), Lidy Jacobs (NL)

ARTNOMADEN creates inspiring exhibitions at unique locations. The art of the group is strongly related to each other, they all work figuratively, associatively and with a layered visual language. The images interact with each other and reinforce each other. The theme is diverse, on the one hand there is the fascination and the awe of Nature, where the darker side is revealed, on the other hand the artists investigate the human existence, ‘la condition humaine’. Meer info: www.artnomaden.com