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Photography: Digital, Black & White, Photo on Paper.
Peter van Stralen likes to describe himself as a ‘two-dimensional sculptor’ who works in between the realms of photography and art.
His style is strongly influenced by his background as a graphic designer: it is rather simple and direct. This is why he played with the female body forms in a straightforward fashion: to him, ‘less’ often means: ‘more’. In this sense, he can be considered a minimalist.
Both form and composition play an important part in his works, and since (in his opinion) color often distracts from the essence of an image, he prefers to use black-and-white materials.
In order to avoid fashionable or contemporary influences, he deliberately created his images in an almost time- and space less environment. Moreover, since the dancers act as interpreters, he also tried to avoid any identification of the person behind the figure on the photograph, thus fully focussing the viewer’s attention on the form of the image.
NOTE: Image size includes passe-partout!
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection