Loek van Vliet

Loek van Vliet (1988) graduated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague in 2010. Since then he works on long-term photographic projects about the experience of landscape. This results in exhibitions and books like: Earthly Windows, the experience of the European landscape throughout the ages; Sacred Grounds, quiet areas in the Netherlands and Flanders; Natural Climate Buffers. Through these works he conveys what it is like to be in these landscapes. For which he focusses on the perception of landscape, and what the landscape does to the eye of the beholder. He works not just with the medium of photography but also tries to overcome the limitations of it, by ways of digital montage.

His work is amongst others part of the Rijkscollection, the Hague, and the Art Collection of the University of Leiden. His work is supported through multiple grants, amongst which an Emerging Talent Grant by the Mondriaan Fund. Since 2013 he is a teacher at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague, at the department of photography.

Website: www.loekvanvliet.nl