Sander Du Floo

Sander du Floo shifted the boundary between traditional and digital photography, with only his camera as a link between his photographic works. His photographs are structured and stored in an image bank. This image bank consists of thousands of photos and is constantly being updated in the search for a perfect consistency between different images. During editing, approximately sixty to two hundred photos are being reviewed.

Due to this shifting from his image bank, not only photographs but also models and drawn sketches form a decisive part of his compositions. Each structure, object, up to an architectural detail, is a single photo that is digitally captured. This technique helps to create a collage that results in a surrealistic, photographic work. Thanks to this approach, du Floo literally keeps everything in control, while giving the viewer everything to part with, because of the incorrect representation of reality. Realism and fantasy are often displayed in an urban scene that does not match reality so as to disturb the perception of the outside world. The architectural elements are strongly influenced by his obsession for socialist architecture. The hallmark of decay and desolation make the buildings timeless. In its downfall, the presence of human activity is often erased. The choice for adding an animal is not only contrasted with the rough and crumbling buildings, but also unconsciously represents a powerful aesthetic of the deprived. A minimalist setting, whereby the whole composition and atmosphere becomes the major protagonist. All this in an unreal, ominous setting that is not only influenced by architecture, but that is also inspired by Salvador Dalí, Carel Willink and René Magritte, making du Floo’s work an addition in the world of art and photography.

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Title: Red Landscape#1
Medium: Phono
Size: 90x65cm
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Yelloo Landscape#1
Medium: Phono
Size: 90x65cm
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Red Landscape#2
Medium: Phono
Size: 90x65cm
Date: 2015