Pars Pro Toto

véronique niël

I am born (1959), raised and living in Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands.
Photography has almost always been a part of my life, as I got my first camera at the age of six.
Some themes that seem to return over the years are skies, water and segments, especially segments, therefore pars pro toto.
Pars pro toto is a figure of speech.
I probably first heard it in secondary school and somehow it has touched me and stayed with me. The letters and the sound seem to fit and the meaning reminds me of an awareness in me that I am only a part, and everything seems to be a part of a whole that I do not know but suspect.
It’s that presumption and that desire, I’m aware of and photograph.
Unconsciously. And sometimes quite deliberately.

1959 onwards: Free work.

My work is bought by collectors in the Netherlands, Croatia and Belgium.

2006: Exhibition in Stein, Homeopathy Practice Ger Arts
2011: Exhibition in Maastricht, Mondzorg Jekerdal
2011: www.parsprototo.nl
2011: Exhibition Pars Pro Toto I in Maastricht, Grubbeveld
2012: Exhibition in Maastricht, S cape, Senden consultancy
2013: Exhibition in Maastricht, S cape, Senden consultancy 
2013: Exhibition Pars Pro Toto II in Bilzen, Belgium,
      Riet Conings, master goldsmith
2013/2014 : Exhibition Pars Pro Toto III in Bilzen, Belgium, Riet Conings, master           goldsmith
2014: Exhibition in Maastricht, S cape, Senden consultancy
2014: Exhibition Pars Pro Toto IV and V in Bilzen, Belgium,
      Riet Conings, master goldsmith
2015/2016: Exhibition in Maastricht, S cape, Senden consultancy
2015/2016: Exhibition Pars Pro Toto VI in Bilzen, Belgium, Riet Conings, master             goldsmith
2016: Exhibition in Maastricht, Brilpoort
2017/2018: Exhibition in Maastricht, S cape, Senden consultancy
2017/2018: Exhibition Pars Pro Toto VIII and IX in Bilzen, Belgium, Riet Conings,           master goldsmith

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