Renze Dijkema

Renze Dijkema

In my work I handle merely one genre: the still-life that resembles a landscape.

Almost daily I gather little objects from my environment, like small parts of packaging materials, tools or toys. In my studio I arrange them by colour and size. This collection is the source of my works. I design landscapes by arranging these small parts on several tables and photograph them often from a low angle, using analogue and digital cameras.

The used items are not recognizable any more and will be referred to in an associative manner. In the dreamlike surroundings the used objects have lost their original meanings. The context, light, forms and sizes in the landscape evoke feelings of deserted worlds, lost cultures and landscapes filled with ruins.

In 2014 I started a series pictures of woods and parcs, made at day, but suggesting night.

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