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Meet the Artist // Bas Ketelaars

Bas Ketelaars makes drawings by translating visual experiences through photography. Living in an highly urbanized society, ketelaars got interested in the problem of representing nature. Nature that is unreachable far away but everywhere around us.

With in mind the tradition of romantic landscape painting Ketelaars starts with his own experience from walks trough empty landscapes and translates this experience in objects to be contemplated. The supposedly objective technique of photography is interchanged with the manual and repetitive act of drawing in order to create images where different systems are not so much opposing each other but rather produce the image together.

Coming open studios will be the first in a six month stay at GlogauAIR. Therefore Ketelaars wants to take the opportunity to give the public an insight in the making of his work and show the process as it is.