The Europeans : Our ancestral home
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Publication date : 2022/06/16
Weight 614 g / Dimensions 24.5 x 31 cm / 48 pages
June – Made largely on the Greek island of Hydra, the images in this publication reimagine a child’s eye that still has an intact vision of the world. In trying to capture the unspoiled look of their environment, the artist couple found a new way to work that was inspired by the things their daughter pointed out on their walks around the island.
It led photographer van Drimmelen to focus on small, intimate details such as an animal shape formed by a wire, debris they found on the beach. Or the face they met in the deteriorating wall of a deserted hotel in an empty bay on the island. The photographs were then painted by Krabbé to add a second supernatural layer. The unexpected combination of painting and photo, sometimes with poems by Krabbé, stuck directly to the surface.
They bring hybrid images that hint at a “third person,” composed of the collaborative vision of two artists. Images are altered by going back and forth in a process of mutual trust; discarding the images of the other along the way and welcoming the unexpected. For them, doing this work is a true journey into the innocence of the child’s worldview.