This page is temporally designed for the Parallax Art Fair – Chelsea Town Hall in London on the 1 & 2 June 2013.
This photo: ‘The Raven’ is part of the show and is from my series ‘Liberated Resonance’
Size: 33.23 x 60 cm (13.08 x 23.62 inch), Giclee print (Epson) +U.V.-Protection-foil.
Mounted on 10 mm (0.393 inch) Black MDF.
Limited edition: 1:15 (+2 A.P.)
The inspiration for this series stems from my fascination with old cultures. I am attracted to romanticizing how they would look and feel in today’s world – I allow myself to see the magic unfold. This work is an expression of the excavation process that I uncovered. I try to capture the emotional thrill in my journey of discovery. The revelations of hidden colours and textures expose new images from their casts.
Subliminal cultures and fantasy civilizations become the new frontiers.
I draw my inspiration from the extreme contrast and the bittersweet nature of beauty and death in every day life. Then I let the camera do it’s work rather than interfering with the subject.
The images I extract from my surroundings project surreal forms, an exuberance of colour and my own cluttered or uncluttered emotional status at that moment in time.
I studied Photography and Audio Visual Communication at the Academy of Art in Breda and Documentary Photography at the School of Photography in Apeldoorn. I gained my professional experience working at the Photo Studio of Suki Langereis, in Amsterdam, with a focus on advertising and editorial work. I also worked for the Dutch TV (VPRO) and for ‘The Foundation for Film and Science’.
With kind regards,
F. Scholtenstraat 29-d
1051 ET Amsterdam