Petra-Puk THE ARTIST
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.
“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