Spotlight: Joseph Van Kerkhove
This body of work incorporates various printmaking techniques that express my personal experiences. I edit, slice and reassemble the elements of the prints to create new images and compositions. I am discovering a visual language that includes a combination of objects, surface and color. I juxtapose objects and imagery to make the work more quizzical, evocative and contemplative. A common object like a doily or a chair is something that I find interesting because of the personal memories they evoke. I use its traditional formal quality along with its endless conceptual interpretations to contrast the process with an idea. The work allows the viewer to make their own interpretations of the images that relate to their memories and personal experiences.
Photo Credit Courtesy of the Artist: Impasse by Joseph Van Kerkhove