ToBloom is a project by dutch artists Joop Vos and Maria
Berkhout from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The ToBloom project
consists of a series of large images, printed digitally in Fine
Art Glicee Techniques on special 500 grams watercolour paper by
Somerset. This paper has a 80 year colour garantee certificate.
Other works were printed on large cibachrome paper. The frames
which were specially chosen to accompany these works are made
from nut- and tuliptrees. Wood that is certified to be
ToBloom is about the magnificance of flowers, translated through
digital photography and a labourous development of image-
corrections and enhancements. The result is a high quality
artform about brilliance of colour and detail, details which are
usually hidden for the eye, now brought to the surface.
ToBlooms subject matter delivers its great potential to the
audience by being a gift from the heart that reaches out to the
public. ToBloom involves love of life, observes processes of
growth, but does not deny its counterparts of decay and death.
ToBloom shows us depth by focusing our attention on the soft
breeze of silence. It unfolds a mystery that rises out of this
imagery to touch gentle on what seems an ordinairy reality.
ToBloom thus uses an esthetic approach to provoke a shock inside
the viewer by displaying a zenlike beauty. Like Haiku it leaves
its traces by echoeing in the mind. It raises awareness that
strikes the mind, slowly or suddenly, delivering an insight.
ToBloom was recently on show at the
Center for Visual Arts (CBK) in Rotterdam from the 14th till
the 26th of Januari 2003. Next on show at Hartman
Interiors in Rotterdam. Appointments with the artists for
Studio visits can be made by sending email
to ToBloom. To get a first impression just visit
the Website ToBloom (NL).
Vos website < Maria
Berkhout website <
Fox webdesign < Marco
Faassen illustration <
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