My first work City Landscape I, is created from a social point of view shaped into an artistic concept. In this work I picture home, it is the area in which I grew up, the Netherlands – Delft/ Den Haag. This city visualize home. It touches emotions. Because the own city is reminiscent of memories, feelings, time and energy that is experienced in this city and that feeling of home we all share, no matter where we come from.
In the second work, City Landscape II – A Queens Kingdom, the work was created from a documentary perspective because the environment, Europe, in which I live in, is threatened by climate change and pollution. The world appears not to be perfect on closer inspection.
Queens Kingdom is built with cities and landscapes from all over Europe.
In Poland this Queens Kingdom will be visible, in motion and sound, for the first time. A collaboration with Dirk Bakkers. A taste of what is possible with 21th-century techniques and photography!
I am fascinated by the relationship architecture has with mankind. It clearly shows the development of man, culturally, socially and technically. Mankind and architecture are strongly related to each other.
Besides that it is one of the basic needs that people need…. Shelter.
How does a landscape of Rembrandt look like 300 years later? I have documented what Rembrandt showed with brush and paint, I did with modern mediums; photography and digital techniques. I photographed photo’s from cities and landscapes all over Europe and combined them in a hyper-collage, into one final image using digital techniques. In this image we recognize Rembrandt’s wordly landscape, influenced by contemporary times.
The work clearly shows progress over the years, but that has also left its mark. New questions arise.
The work Den Haag/Delft shows the evolution of Delft and the Hague, the influence of the churches in its historical context and the central government role of the Hague , as the guardian of peace in society, which its function is to ensure that there are no issues and quarrels on its tower and home of many people.
23 juni 2018
Art, Hyperphoto Collage, Photo artist, Photography