Sjoerd van Oevelen
PERSON

Sjoerd Van Oevelen

Sjoerd van Oevelen (b. 1974) is a Dutch artist and researcher based in Amsterdam. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) and the AA Architectural Association (London). Since 2001 he has been collaborating with artist Elodie Hiryczuk under the name Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen. Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen are interested in the workings of perception in humankind's relationship to nature and the landscape. In addition to making art, they write and publish essays online and in magazines such as Philosophy of Photography (UK) and EXTRA – Fotografie in context (BE/NL). Their photographic works have been shown at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (2018), UNSEEN Amsterdam (2017), Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam (2016), DordtYart, Dordrecht (2013), Museum de Paviljoens, Almere (2012), Contemporary Istanbul (2012). They received a Red Dot Award and were nominated for the 13th annual Van Bommel Van Dam Prize. Their work is part of the collections of AMC Art Collection, Erasmus MC Art Collection, Kasteel Wijlre Estate and Van Den Ende Foundation. Van Oevelen was artist in residence at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjördur, Iceland (2009). He is currently co-head Moving Image (BA) at ArtEZ AKI Academy of Art and Design (Enschede) and PhD candidate at LUCAS Center for the Arts in Society at Leiden University. Van Oevelen is co-founder of Radical Reversibility.
bio

Born 1974, Steenbergen (The Netherlands)
Collaborates with artist Elodie Hiryczuk under the name Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen
Co-head Moving Image (BA) at ArtEZ AKI Academy of Art and Design (Enschede)
PhD candidate at LUCAS Center for the Arts in Society at Leiden University
Co-founder of Radical Reversibility

website

www.hiryczukvanoevelen.com/

studies

Sjoerd Van Oevelen's Studies

UntitledShoji Ueda1940

Untitled, Shoji Ueda, 1940

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Sjoerd van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk

The Detached Gaze presents a collection of sources on visual perception and alternative ways of representing space within the realm of photography and painting.

JunipersHiryczuk / Van Oevelen2017

Junipers, Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen, 2017

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

The project ‘Towards a Gaze Multiple’ is currently conducted by artists and PhD candidates Elodie Hiryczuk and Sjoerd van Oevelen at LUCAS Centre for the Arts in Society at Leiden University.  …  

works

Sjoerd Van Oevelen's Works

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2021

The photographic work Gaze Multiple – Hawthorn (2021) comprises five vertical panels presented parallel to each other in a composition inspired by East Asian folding screens.

Children Unfolding a Map of the OceanHiryczuk / Van Oevelen2007

Children Unfolding a Map of the Ocean, Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen, 2007

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2005 - 2007

In the series Sceneries the optical perspective of photographic images is manipulated to create a spatial illusion.

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Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2015

The Detached Gaze presents a collection of images and texts Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen have collected during their artistic research over the past 5 years.

Shadow–Light–Reflection, SequoiaHiryczuk/ Van Oevelen2013

Shadow–Light–Reflection, Sequoia, Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen, 2013

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2014

Photography is generally understood as a means to produce images of reality. The analogy between the optical functioning of the photographic lens and our human eye even makes us believe that photography generates an accurate representation of what we see.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Selfie, Oscar Nominations 2014Ellen DeGeneres2014

Ellen DeGeneres, Selfie, Oscar Nominations 2014, Ellen DeGeneres, 2014

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2015

From a philosophical point of view the thoughts behind Pangeometry share many resemblances with Eastern concepts in which reality is not exclusively considered from a human perspective.

Field ExperimentsHiryczuk / van Oevelen2011

Field Experiments, Hiryczuk / van Oevelen, 2011

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2011

In photographs of nature scenes, geometric figures have been stretched with yellow ropes to mark a space in the landscape.

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Peaks of PresentHiryczuk/ Van Oevelen2016

Peaks of Present, Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen, 2016

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2016

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Shadow - Light - ReflectionHiryczuk/ Van Oevelen2013

Shadow - Light - Reflection, Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen, 2013

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2017

Shadow–Light–Reflection is an ongoing photographic series consisting of diptychs and quatychs. In this series photographic sequences are employed to reconstruct a landscape – for instance a cedar forest or a group of wild mimosa trees – from a multiplicity of viewpoints.

One Moon in a Thousand SeasHiryczuk / Van Oevelen2018

One Moon in a Thousand Seas, Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen, 2018

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen

2018

One Moon in a Thousand Seas depicts the infinite play of moonlight on the sea surface. The photos show successive reflections of the moon on the water, from a single point of light to increasingly intricate figures and characters, depending on the swell of the sea.

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Radical Reversibility manifestodesign Hans Gremmen2017

Radical Reversibility manifesto, design Hans Gremmen, 2017

Martine Stig Elodie Hiryczuk Sjoerd van Oevelen Frank van der Stok Hans Gremmen

2017

On the occasion of our launch we will issue a printed manifesto, designed by Hans Gremmen along with the first RR special editions of work by Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen, Martine Stig, Stephan Keppel and El Lissitzky. Interview by Daria Tuminas.

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