Through my installation-based work I frame existing situations and investigate the possible meaning of recognizable and everyday occurrences, by juxtaposing media such as photography, video, drawing and ready-made objects. I am interested in the elements that characterize a place to tell something about our relationship to the landscape, such as its history, tradition or local craft. There is a recurrent emphasis on the changeability of space, objects and materials through human and natural interventions and appropriation. My work derives from gestures of walking, observing, collecting and re-framing. I investigate and study characteristics of place by taking impressions – by making different sorts of imprints such as rubbings, stencils or printing techniques, creating permanent documents of impermanent situations that merit closer looking.
Rixt de Boer is a visual artist working with photography, video and installation. She attended the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, NL, where she received her BFA in Photography in 2014. She was the recipient of several awards including the Stipendium for Emerging Artists by the Mondrian Fund. Her work was selected for group shows at the GEM (Museum of Contemporary Art The Hague), Art Rotterdam, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, and Photo Ireland, Dublin.
Image: Remnants, Installation of 5 found objects and 8 inkjet prints of 60 x 90 inches, 2019