Ink on fine art paper, mounted on aluminium
30 x 24,5 cm
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
Edition of 8
ABOUT THE WORK
Ruth van Beek lives and works in Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands. In her work she uses the conventional visual codes of photography to trick the viewers into a belief in the importance of the concerning object, even if the object is not identifiable. She has collected a ton of photographic material which she archived in her home and where she arranges existing photo’s in constantly changing manners. The main source for her quirky and playful collages are books and magazines, dating back to 1950 – 1980, often found in thrift shops across Europe and the States. By adding shapes, cutting and folding and merge found pictures togethe, she makes new visual connections. The images show smiling trees, carefully cut and pasted guinea pigs, houseplants covered with snow or old photographs pieced together. In New and absurd ways, Ruth creates new work, often received with an unsettling or comical effect.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Ruth van Beek (1977) was born in Zaandam, the Netherlands. She graduated in 2002 at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam following a Master in Photography. Her work was presented in several solo and group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Austin, New York, San Francisco and Beijing. Van Beek’s works have been published online and in magazines all over the world, such as such as Time Magazine, Capricious, Foam Magazine, Fantom Magazine, Rodeo, It's Nice That and in the British Journal of Photography where she has been selected as one of BJP's 20 photographers to watch in 2013. She published three books at RVB BOOKS in Paris, The Hibernators (2011), The Arrangement (2013) and The Levitators (2016)
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
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