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Wim Bosch studied at the Minerva Academy for Visual Art in Groningen and was awarded the Royal Prize for Painting in 1992. Since 2002, however, he has concentrated mainly on photography. From 2009 until today, Wim has been teaching Fine Art at the Hanze University Academy for Fine Arts Minerva in Groningen. As an independent curator and project manager, he has carried out various projects within the field of visual arts in the Netherlands and abroad.
mainly photography and mixed media
As an artist I mainly venture into the realm of photography using pre-existing imagery. Over the past four years, my focus has mainly been on printed newspaper images. With the continuous flow of news events, the supply of certain categories also fluctuated. Current affairs are therefore a contributing factor in my collection. Be that as it may, I never focus on the entire photo but always a fragment that is non-essential to the content or meaning of the image itself. I cut this out because when I’m looking at the page it pierces my eye, so to speak. More in the so called 'Punctum' than in the 'Studium', referring to Roland Barthes.
In the recent Plaquettes series, I transform tiny fragments of newspaper images into robust objects that emphatically display their materiality. Taking visual material that is transient in several respects, I preserve them in the form of modest monuments. The fleeting moment of the act has now been physically captured. Yet, we will never know whether the photographic fragment was once part of a traumatic or joyous event.