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Luuk de Haan


The photographs Luuk de Haan makes are derived from a unique method that combines contemporary technology like graphics software with historic photographic techniques. The process begins when De Haan uses software to create a geometric composition. He then photographs that composition directly from the screen. By adjusting the physical conditions under which the photograph is taken, such as by lowering the light or moving the camera, De Haan allows the analogue photographic process to interact with the digital image in ways that are often unpredictable, introducing an element of surprise to the final result. Sometimes De Haan will perform dance-like gestures while exposing the photograph, giving an active gestural quality to the image. The resulting images can simultaneously be read as naturally expressive and organic as well as graphic explorations of shape, color, geometry and line.

Luuk de Haan is represented on art fairs like Art New York, Expo Chicago and Art Miami. He exhibited in numerous galleries like: Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam (NL); Gallery Vous êtes ici; Amsterdam (NL); Kaune Contemporary, Cologne (D); Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin (D); Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York (USA); Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen.

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