Digital Composite/Hypercollage Photography.
Complete artwork measures 150 cm x 200 cm — 2020
A certain connection with nature is undeniable. However, at times it may be difficult to access this inner connection.
We might be struggling with our daily challenges and our minds are already racing ahead. Some events may have a lasting impact on our lives such as losing something or someone we hold dear.
To better cope with loss and grief, it might be a good thing to look into nature: the never-ending cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. These regenerative capabilities of nature are part of the remarkable earth around us and can put life and death into perspective.
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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