Petra-Puk Bresser

Petra-Puk Bresser


Installation & visual artist

Although Puk works with photographic processes, she is not a photographer in any traditional sense. Often photographs are used as the base. Upon this the total piece is based. A photograph doesn't need to be flat.  Differences in height make the work appear as a sort of sculpture, a photographic one. Science, philosophy, cubism, conceptual- and experimental art, are clearly a great influence on her art. The photographs undergo whatever Puk finds relevant to help emphasis the theme or subject.

Artist statement 
“When an idea or question takes shape in my mind, I automatically start thinking about all sorts of representations. For example, anger. Anger is dark and red. There’s a specific kind of energy. Like a dark cloud, ready to burst, to explode. I love experimenting with, glass and paint, lights behind the glass, cotton balls etc. When I started to paint the cotton balls and pulled them apart, red clouds emerged. At these kind of moments, my minds is joint by my feeling/emotion. My gut told me, I was onto something. I had ‘found’ the face of anger. To create the darkness, I used a light. Isn’t that a wonderful contradiction? The shadows were just the kind of darkness it needed."

"I am an artist of plenty, I like to incorporate multiple techniques and disciplines. The subject seems to direct which techniques and/or disciplines I need to use. It challenges me to look at things from a completely different angle, point of view."

Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp, Belgium.
Dutch, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Invited to pause

Snapshots from a dream - Psychedelic


Water Impressions - small prints