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Bart van Damme photography

About

Bart van Damme is represented by Zerp Galerie in Rotterdam.

 

‘A photo does not represent the world, it creates a new one’

 

Bart van Damme (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1963)

After studying painting at Vrije Academie in The Hague and Minerva Academy in Groningen, he gradually switched to photography and over the years developed a diverse repertoire about infrastructural challenges and control over the man-made landscape.

His work can be seen as a series of research-based projects, asking questions about spatial matters as well as social, industrial, infrastructural and environmental issues. The work explores landscapes in transformation, their ideological backgrounds and the effects on its inhabitants.

His landscape photography emphasizes the specific Dutch situation, where there is tension between rivers, deltas and the sea, but also between different interest groups like economic and recreational developers and nature conservationists.

Visually he is always looking for underlying interconnectivity and coherence in his landscapes, trying to break through the sensational world into the non-material abstract idea or ultimate seeing.

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INTERVIEW

in October 2014 Bart van Damme was interviewed Jack Bailey’s TALKBAK-blog.

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BOOKS

HIGH WATER LOW LAND – The Dutch Artificial Coastal Landscape  [in preparation]

• COAL – The End of the Carbon Fuel Era [in preparation]

• Wild Wild Rotterdam – © 2016 Trichis Publishing

• BOTLEK/EUROPOORT – Rotterdam Industrial Area [in preparation]

MAASVLAKTE – Transitional Landscapes - © 2014 Bart van Damme

• Bart van Damme Photography – © 2012 Bart van Damme

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PUBLICATIONS

Bart van Damme’s photography has been published in many books, magazines, newspapers and blogs. Here’s a small selection of these publications.

MVRDV Buildings – © 2013 NAi-010 Publishers

• Lettering Large – by Steven Heller & Mirko Ilic – © 2013 The Monacelli Press

• Mooi Glaslandschap – by Frank Stroeken – © 2011 Uitgeverij Blauwdruk

• Building With Water – by Zoe Ryan – © 2010 Birkhäuser Verlag

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EXHIBITIONS 

•  Art Miami via Langs De Wal Gallery (group exhibition 2014)

• Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen (solo exhibition 1999)

• PAN Amsterdam via Zerp Galerie (group exhibition 2016)

© 2016 Ingeborg Lukkien

© 2016 Ingeborg Lukkien