maarten van schaik


The Netherlands

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Anonymous Contact#3

From the series: Anonymous Contacts | 2017
print on Canson baryta,
Framed in museum glass
112,5 x 75 cm, ed. 6 + 2 AP

In his series Anonymous Contacts, Maarten van Schaik combines new photographic works with images from his archives. In this way, he explores the interfaces within his oeuvre. He noticed that he’s always been fascinated by a certain anonymity and desolation. The objects, places and people he captured remain veiled. They are part of a world in which the distinction between dream and reality is not stable anymore; time has become diffuse. With a selection of mysterious and picturesque images, Van Schaik takes us to his distant and intangible dream world. 

Since graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1997, Van Schaik has mainly worked as an artist-photographer with a passion for experiment and autonomous, artistic street photography. Most of his works were made during long walks in the city and its outskirts. He visited various places as Las Vegas, Sevilla, Bangkok, Londen, New York, Amsterdam and Brussels.

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