The Veridica ‘Mare~Terra’ was especially made for the art manifestation ‘Kunstschouw‘ (26th edition, 2019) at Schouwen-Duiveland, province of Zeeland [... Read More
The Veridica ‘Mare~Terra’ was especially made for the art manifestation ‘Kunstschouw‘ (26th edition, 2019) at Schouwen-Duiveland, province of Zeeland [ Zee-Land : Sea-Land : Mare~Terra ], The Netherlands.
This province was heavily flooded in 1953 due to an exceptional combination of a heavy western storm and spring tide. This led to the start of the ‘Delta Works’ to protect The Netherlands against high water. The photograph depicts several of these elements.
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(Excerpt from the introduction to the catalogue ‘Veridica Studies‘ March 2017 – March 2018, ‘A concise selection’.)
I visit the posthumous retrospective ‘Robert Rauschenberg’ at Tate Modern, London. Rauschenberg's
work, his combinations of found objects & found footage – leading
to a new iconography – inspires me to explore new territory in my own
I call it: Veridica.
Modern techniques make it easy to blend images in much the same way that slides were superimposed previously. Rauschenberg's physical transfer process has become the abstract processing of digits.
Drawing on my collection of film and digital photos, I start combining. There is no end to it, it is limitless; it may become dangerous.
Over time several themes emerged in the Veridica series:
My final goal is to illustrate Dante Alighieri's Inferno in this Veridica-style. See the Veridica Inferno studies.