Wouter Venema

The Netherlands, Rotterdam Rianne Groen

The oeuvre of Wouter Venema (b. 1985) is like a web expanding in all directions. In this network, one can point to all sorts of connections but one cannot find the centre. Recurring themes are drawing, maps, reproducibility and the changing of identity. Venema’s work betrays his fascination with how space and time can be reconciled. He brings together different moments and places by, for example, folding up maps and making holes in them, pulping a book to create a single page, or printing various perspectives on a single sheet of photographic paper.