Caravan for sale 

4x foto print on aluminium

sizes variable

2020

 “I don ’t look at EBay and see a collection of still lives,” William Cult said in his discussion about “social photography”

 

. .. but I do.. 

 

In these series I “borrowed” different foto’s selling caravans from Markplaats (something like eBay). Their initial job solely: a quick point of clarification for seller interest. In these images I recognize connection to previous relationships, functions and history. By taking the images out of their setting and placing them into an unconventional situation, as art, the image is redefined. In these pictures the beautiful mix of functional intimacy and sentimental value is mostly overlooked. Their fate uncertain, and most deleted after their selling purpose is served. By lifting them into an art form they skip their fate of vanishing, being lost for ever. Saving them is key, essential is the recognition of intimacy of the other involved. 

Lost Lanscape

Diptych,altered old painting & foto print of paint chips

17.5 cm x 24 cm

2020

You are here

old landscape & you are here sign

42 cm x 59 cm

2020

Palomino

Framed poster wrapped in plastic

60 cm x 80 cm

2020

Palemino

 

An old faded reproduction of a painting by Alfredo Palmero 1960 wrapped for storage. By presenting this object as found, wrapped in this old plastic, it starts to represent something else; impermanence . The emphasis shifts from the discussion of its artistic qualities to the value of its life span. The focus here is on the whole; the wrapped faded, forgotten object. Once fashionable, loved and framed, now left and disregarded in an attic,… its expiry date past. There is a certain sadness there.  

Old green felt table top, used for playing cards. Stained, worn and faded, traces of use still visible

Traces

felt table top

70 cm x 70 cm 

2020

Without subject matter

collage from old painting

37 cm x 13 cm 

2020

Borrowed memories 

foto print on paper, in frame

120 cm x 84 cm 

2019

PROJECTS IN PROCESS -proof

We were here

 

Although only emptiness is portrayed, this work is about people, and their tendency to be impermanent. Tiny traces left behind are the only proof of existence. The unavoidable reality is that we are only temporary. Transience is inevitable. Wanting to be remembered and leaving a permanent mark is instinctual. I am not interested in big gestures, proof of past life is always there, even in the subtle. 

Proof of existence

foto print on paper

84 cm x 120 cm 

2019

Proof of existence-

after filter was installed, traces of use become visible 

foto print on paper

84 cm x 120 cm 

2019

Proof of existence 2

foto print on paper

120 cm x 84 cm 

2019

Proof 3

carpet-  imprint of table leg that once stood on it

foto print on paper

40 cm x 40 cm 

2019

Endless

foto print on paper

70 cm x 830 cm 

2020