Ruth van Beek: Eldorado

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Ruth van Beek (b. 1977) uses the established visual codes of photography—a shadow, pedestal, dark backdrop, or gesture—to guide viewers into a belief in the incredible rarity or importance of the object shown, even when that object is unidentifiable. From a growing archive of found photographic material, van Beek arranges images in constantly changing ways. The primary source for her odd and playful collages are specialist books and magazines of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Titles on subjects including the proper tending of bonsai trees, the care of cacti, and the art of Japanese flower arranging—often found at thrift stores across Europe and the United States—provide rich material for her unique pieces. From these odd combinations and decontextualized images by Beek makes her work. By cutting and folding, adding shapes of watercolor-painted paper and forging visual connections between found pictures, the artist makes form, scale and colors reverberate, often to unsettling or comical effect. These overt interventions are never hidden; indeed they are central to the work.

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Additional information

title

Eldorado

photographer

Ruth van Beek

design

Willem van Zoetendaal

publisher

Willem van Zoetendaal

ISBN

9789072532480

year

2020

binding

paperback with dust cover

size

16.5 x 23 x 0.9 cm

pages

80

language

English

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