Martijn is a world famous artist, a writer and a director of a consultancy firm. Being a psychotherapist and holding a PhD in Cultural Anthropology he has several years of experience in working as a management consultant with individuals and with groups. In his artwork, he combines videos with photos and paintings, the combination of different modern media in his work is new and compelling. He displays his projects on different web sites. The subjects he chooses are always social, reflecting the human condition. For him every image is a portrait of someone and can only be realized after really meeting the person. The relation and the connection the artist has with his subject forms the art that Martijn Crowe makes, and not the portrait or painting that results from it.
Based in his studios in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo, the artist portrays the unseen people and artifacts of the world, like Drag Queens, the Homeless, Children in back-lace situations and Elderly people. By looking for other possible definitions of the objects he portrays, he is creating a world that is beyond the common world and always raises the immaculate question: “How real is real?” In Martijn’s works it is not a question what his art means, but always what effect it has on you as a participant in the never ending process of experiencing the world.