Digital Composite/Hypercollage Photography.
Complete artwork measures 200 cm x 150 cm - 2020
Colourful, aromatic, highly intelligent and seductive. Orchids have managed to enchant both animals and humans for a long time.
Apart from being one of the first plants to develop flowers—scientists suggest that orchids are old enough to have existed alongside dinosaurs—it is now considered one of the two largest families of flowering plants.
With bizarre shapes and colours, this plant is constantly evolving to mimic its surroundings, communicate with them and seduce them by their appearance and chemicals. These organisms demonstrate the intelligence in plants like no other.
For now, I let it take hold of me and play along in their game of seduction...
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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