Do I create art or do I sculpt reality?
A theme that always comes back in my work is blurring the line between painted art and photography. When does a photo become art? The nature of photography is to depict a recognizable image of something you encounter in life but I like to use it to capture characteristics of art in (everyday) life. How little or how much do you need to see or know to relate something to art? and what you see in art inspired by life or is daily life being redesigned with art in mind?
A little about me
I´m a Dutch artist Living in Lima. I got introduced to photography at a very young age due to my father who had a photographic darkroom to develop and print his photos on the attic of our house.
I´m making photographic works of art in 2007 when I started my education at the academy of visual arts AKV St.Joost. I always liked painting and drawing, and at the academy also experimented with sculpting but always liked that photography can move more freely from one thing to another. Its very on point in what it wants to communicate sins it show a direct and literal copy of the artists perspective.
Grau Galeria, Av. Almirante Grau 604 Barranco, Lima Peru
Tessor Store Art / Design Calle Ernesto Plascencia 350 San Isidro, Lima
• Bachelor of Design (B. Des) 2007 – 2011,
Art and Documentary Photography
Academy for Art and Design, Breda.
• Graphic Design (BA) 2000 – 2004
Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht, School for Graphic Design
• Group exhibition, Buenas Aires Photo 2020, Gallery Imaginario
• Group exhibition, Wallness Gallery 2018, Wallness Lima
• Group exhibition Matter of Things 2013, GUP Gallery Amsterdam
• Group exhibition Unfolded 2012, Gallery Paul Andriesse Amsterdam
• CRISIS!, Social Care photo series 2011, Kunsthal, Rotterdam
Book: “nature as it is intended” 2014, Subsidized by the Institution of Fine Arts and Design Rotterdam.
Designed by Stefan van Rijn with text of Marcel van Ool (publicist and art historian at the institution of forest controle in the Netherlands).