Fake Flowers In Full Colour & Fake Flowers Gone Bad , 2010
4 c-prints & 2 c-prints, 30cm x 24cm
I made these series with graphic designer Hans Gremmen (www.hansgremmen.nl). The question we asked ourselve was. Is it possible to create a three dimensional colour seperation? That was the question that triggerd us (photographer Jaap Scheeren and me) to start this experiment. A bouquet of fake flowers was arranged as starting and striving point. The next step was to create four still lives of this bouquet: one in Cyan, one in Magenta, one in Yellow and one in Black. These stillives were photographed and merged into one image. In theory this should have been the same as the startingpoint, but in practice it became “Fake Flowers In Full Colour”. This small series was published as a book which was the only wasy to see the final result.
The serie was loosely inspired by fake flowers gone bad. That's why I incorporated these
The world is not ruled by order or logic. As an artist, I am to show the dormant underworld beneath the varnish of everyday reality. I skim through books, the daily papers, and the Internet whilst taking notes of unusual facts, ridiculous tidbits, derisory accomplishments and disconcerting discoveries made as if to pass unnoticed in the printed columns. From such starting points I seek to build up the photographic image. However, sometimes when confronted with these eccentricities, I see that there is no need to execute these carefully schemed plans. I tell different stories yet at the same time and every story is connected as they are related back to me. My practice investigates the narrow links between reality and reliability, often with a focus on the strange relationship between beautiful environments and their inhabitants. I search for a plausible made world; one I can adjust to my view of it--an image on the verge of reality.
based on a txt by Raphaelle Stopin.