(1971, The Hague, the Netherlands)
Loek Geradts has been working in various photographic media since his study at Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He began by focussing on short films and film installations. Subsequent to his graduation in 2000 he provided camera work for other artists and for directors and created film installations for several theatre projects.
Since then, still images have taken on greater importance for Geradts, and he has concentrated increasingly on photography and found footage. A development has begun to emerge in this as he has brought photo sessions together in book form, as the process of determining the order, size and placement of photographs in the layout of the book allows him to influence the language, meaning and position of each project.
Geradt’s work is autonomous; the connotations romantic. At its heart is the human condition, with aspects of time, identity, the physical body, life cycles and mortality ever present. The individual projects together form an organic whole, both in form and in content, so that the entire body of work becomes an idiomatic experience. The work speaks its own language; it describes its own reality. Within this aesthetic description, Geradts uses a reflection of his own subjective experience of life and its objective existence. In his fragmentary concepts of the world and of mankind, time is an omnipresent undertone.
This website presents a selection of Loek Geradts’ work. He also creates work on commission. For more information about this aspect of his work, or to request a cv, please see the contact page »»