Coexistence & Conflict - handmade photo-montages

In my series of photo montages called “Coexistence and Conflict”, I focus on the enigmatic world of human relations. I want to visualize strange psychological situations between people, or the problematic relation the individual sometimes has with himself.

 

These works are Giclee fine art prints of photo montages. They were originally made with scissors and glue, created with found images, and self made photographs, scanned at a high resolution, enlarged, professionally printed on fine art paper and stuck on Dybond. There are only three prints of each work. All prints are signed by the artist.

 

In my work I create environments that instigate something is going on but leave a lot unsolved. In these “film stills”, I stage these unresolved narratives like a cameraman using the surrounding space as a psychological metaphor of alienation, strangeness or fear. I use contrasts, ‘inside’ and ‘outside’, close up and faraway, I play with light and dark, to emphasize the “narrative of the spaces”. I like to show people that are not mainstream or proper, but different, bordering crazy, ungrounded, strange, and I place them in peculiar situations; at night, at dusk, the minute they are breaking down, melting experiencing ecstasy, or glimpsing eternity. 

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2016