Ossip (1952) often works with photographic images from the past, from old encyclopedias, newspapers and publications. These images are often produced for registration only and not with the intention to create a beautiful image.
When they are taken out of their context and processed, art is created. The addition of unexpected materials and the uncovered connection among the different parts give the images a completely new meaning. Often vulnerable, melancholy or just funny.
Because his works are three-dimensional, his creations become part of our own space. To make them move, we have to touch them.
Ossip lives and works in The Hague, his work is included in various museum collections.
For more information see: www.ossip-artist.com
Even though Joost Swarte (1947) is best known for his illustrations of comic books, stamps, posters and magazines like Humo and The New Yorker, he also designs spatial work from objects to buildings.
He describes his very recognizable style as "ligne claire" with strong colors and shapes, cartoon-like in character. The drawings often have an ironic touch. The compositions of the various subjects brought together tell the viewer a story.
You can find his work all over the world in museums, collections and, of course, in numerous publications. Joost Swarte lives and works in Haarlem.
For more information see: www.joostswarte.com