Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, The Netherlands. He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images which are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical.
His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allow for photorealistic depictions.
Rather than impose a meaning to his work, Jaco Putker invites the viewers to associate freely and give his etchings personal significance through individual perceptions and filters.
Jaco Putker was awarded with the dutch national Business Art Service competition for Graphic Arts in 2010. He won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize (at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition) twice; in 2015, and again in 2017. In 2017 he also won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award 2017.
His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Argentina, Canada and the USA.
1995 - 2000 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
1997 - 1998 Escuela Superior de Belles Artes Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Etch Ink Art Space, Athens, Greece, ‘Bestiarium II’
-Theatre Sever, Shrewsbury, UK, ‘Printing in Dutch’
-Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon Canada, ‘The Okanagan Print Triennial 2021’
-Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, ‘Third International Print Biennale Yerevan 2021’
-‘Boris Georgiev’ Varna City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, ‘Twenty-first International Print Biennial 2021’