Seth Duimstra (°1981, Charlotte, United States) creates photos, paintings, drawings, digital art and mixed media art. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Duimstra finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous loss.
His photos never reveal the complete structure. This allows the viewer and artist the opportunity to interpret and imagine without needing the historical reality in view. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, Duimstra tries to increase the dynamic between audience and artist by objectifying emotions while investigating the duality that occurs through different interpretations.
His works isolate the movements of humans and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. By questioning the concept of movement, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.
His works are about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space, and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. Seth Duimstra currently lives and works in Jackson Michigan.
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