There is something otherworldly about Gerco de Ruijter’s Photographs. The patterns he captures from the Dutch landscape show a strange natural beauty in the regulated agriculture of the nurseries he documents. I’m reminded of Edward Burtynsky’s beautifully unsettling documents of man’s industry, but de Ruijter’s photographs seem to be more meditative studies of man’s interventions in nature.
He is photographing constructed surfaces where the individual elements don’t immediately reveal themselves. The patterning is abstract but very much on the grid, deliberate, but with the unsettling twist of motifs that change ever so slightly or fade into the ground.
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