Digital Composite/Hypercollage Photography.
Complete artwork measures 130 cm x 186 cm – 2020
Long ago the poets conceived a flower that never faded: the amaranth. The name is rooted in the Greek words amarantos, meaning "immortal" or "unfading," and anthos, meaning "flower." The word amaranthine emerged as an adjective of the imaginary flower and anything possessing its undying quality.
In a time like this, it’s interesting to see how nature can remain neutral and be unaware of the challenges we face as a society. But nature never stands still.
Even during crisis, it seems that nature is capable of nursing and nurturing itself back to health. We as a society can look at nature and learn from its resilience and interdependence.
Together, we are capable to deal with hardships and support each other. Only then, we’re able to blossom like an unfading flower.
This artworks is offered by Jesper Krijgsman
"I consider the creativity in the evolution of flora and fauna as something almost magical. The ingenuity of many life forms is something that is often overlooked by many. This sense of wonder is what I want to show in my work and celebrate nature's diversity by enhancing its mystical qualities."
Jesper Krijgsman's supernatural landscapes are places where biology and dreams merge. His work represents both daydreams of the artist and the intelligence and magic that nature possesses. He hopes his vision contributes to the realization that the natural world is full of wonders and we should treat it with more love.
His process involves photography and image editing. He photographs each flower or plants individually and while editing it, he often discovers new details in shapes, colors, and textures. These photographed natural elements are then digitally assembled to create detailed worlds that depict scenes in which the mystical qualities of the natural world are magnified. Photographing, editing, and, above all, learning everything himself about the subjects he photographs has strengthened his connection with the natural world.
Jesper Krijgsman was born in Amsterdam in 1992 and lived in Switzerland for 12 years, where he worked as a graphic designer and artist. He was named a Top Talent by Adobe in 2019 and his work hangs in multiple galleries around the world.
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