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The intensity of emotion

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The intensity of emotion

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Joris Graaf

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2020

Digital photographic art

Edition of 7

Dimensions: 92cm (H) x 93cm (W) / 36.2" (H) x 36.6" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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When seeing Joris Graaf's work, most people believe they’re looking at paintings, but they’re actually looking at digital photographic artworks.
To make these images, he starts with multiple-exposed photographs of scenes that he either finds or builds himself with various materials. Then he intuitively processes these images in the digital realm to remove, accentuate or alter elements of the composition.
His work is purely emotional. There are no hidden messages. Just like a song can transport the listener to a different space and time, even if the lyrics are not clear, he wants his images to move people, to take them on a trip to a fictional place or situation, to a different relationship with different people. He wants to take them to a place where emotions are intense.

Fine-art print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper with an irregular white border to facilitate framing. The border will increase flexibility when getting the piece framed, but can be removed if not required.
Image: 90x90cm. Print: approximately 92x93 cm (the border is cut irregularly).

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Artist Profile

Born: 1980

Hometown: The Hague

Based in: Wateringen

In his abstract digital photo-art, self-taught visual artist Joris Graaf (The Hague, 1980) seeks to create tension by forming a synthesis of opposites: noise and melody, growth and decay. His work is inspired by contemporary abstract painting. He is fascinated by the emotive power of shape and colour.
Joris uses his camera as an instrument to capture textures and structures, either from the world around him, or from assemblages of paint and other materials which he makes specifically for this purpose. These are the raw ingredients that he uses to compose his work in the digital realm.

Recurring stylistic elements are the use of an altered, minimal colour palette and an interplay of order and chaos, of spontaneity and restraint.

Purely driven by emotion, his work is not intended to convey any messages or stories. With his images, he intends to create atmosphere and to convey the feelings and emotions that he felt at the time of making them to the viewer.

Joris was recently selected for New Dutch Photography Talent 2019 and FRESH EYES by GUP magazine.

"FRESH EYES celebrates the best photography talent in Europe. It is a book presenting the 100 greatest emerging photographers the continent has to offer. The first edition, FRESH EYES 2019, was launched in June 2019."

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