1971, The Hague, the Netherlands
Loek Geradts has been working in various photographic and graphic 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 directors. He created several film installations for theatre projects, which were performed in theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Since then, still images (photography, film stills, found footage) have taken on greater importance, as well as the development to bring projects / photo series together in book form. This process of determining the order, size, paper and placement of photographs in the layout of the book allows him to influence the language, meaning and position of each project. The book connects to the narrative character of his work.
Geradt’s work is autonomous; the connotations conceptual-romantic. At its heart are subjects as identity, consanguinity, physicality, and temporality ever present. The individual projects interact and form a organic whole, an idiom. Within this aesthetic description, Geradts uses a reflection of his own subjective experience of life and its objective existence. The work speaks its own language; it describes its own reality.
This website presents a selection of Loek Geradts’ autonomuos work. He also creates work on commission as a photographer / graphic designer.