About

Born in the Netherlands, Leroy was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and graduated in july 2014. He did his apprenticeship at the well-known Dutch photographer Marcel van Der Vlugt in 2011. Sankes’ work evolves around how the Western society fulfills its pursuit of perfection. More specifically, the way we conform ourselves to comply with Western society and its ideals.“My work is quite aesthetic,” says Leroy Sankes (Amsterdam, 1985). It is this beauty that draws the eye into the image, where you then have all the space to discover the different layers. Small imperfections, such as a sloppily cut-off label in a transparent suit, make the situations tangible and “real”, even if they are staged. “like an alchemist I combine fiction and reality.”

Born in the Netherlands, Leroy was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and graduated in july 2014. He did his apprenticeship at the well-known Dutch photographer Marcel van Der Vlugt in 2011. Sankes’ work evolves around how the Western society fulfills its pursuit of perfection. More specifically, the way we conform ourselves to comply with Western society and its ideals.“My work is quite aesthetic,” says Leroy Sankes (Amsterdam, 1985). It is this beauty that draws the eye into the image, where you then have all the space to discover the different layers. Small imperfections, such as a sloppily cut-off label in a transparent suit, make the situations tangible and “real”, even if they are staged. “like an alchemist I combine fiction and reality.”