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ANOUK KRUITHOF

 

The Bungalow, set of 5 inkjet-prints, each 20 x 28.5 cm., printed on matt light-weight (3 photogrpahs), metallic (1 photograph) and matt heavy-weight (1 photograph) Epson photo-paper, semi transparent photo-sticker on sour-free cardboard together in plastic bag, sour-free cardboard comes in 4 different colours (yellow, orange, blue, dirty-pink), edition 40, signed and dated, 2014

€ 400,-

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos / I’ve never taken a photo), artists' book + special limited edition (signed and numbered photograph). 

Artists' book: first edition (500), 21 x 28 cm., newspaper on 52 grams mended paper, 112 pages, full colour, 42 x 59.4 cm., double sited folded poster on blue back poster paper.
Special limited edition: Is that a horse’s butt?, Epson Ultrachrome print on 20 x 30 cm. luster paper, 18 x 23.5 cm., edition 50, signed and numbered, 2014

€ 150,-

 

artists' book

 

artists' book + special limited edition

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Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos/I’ve never taken a photo) is a new publication by Anouk Kruithof, which is an echo of the photo-ceiling + take away poster of the project with the same title, which was first exhibited during the Hyères Festival de Mode et du Photographie in France in 2012. Early 2012 Anouk Kruithof set out to find someone to help her edit her work—someone who had never taken a photograph in his or her life. She began by posting signs in her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn New York that read, “Did you never make a photo in your life.” The responses led her to a young man named Harrison Medina. The editing process began with 300 images out of Kruithof’s automagic archive, which Medina narrowed down to 75 and edited in three different sizes, which formed a spatial installation in the form of a photo-ceiling. Kruithof recorded the conversation during the selecting process, which is printed in this publication alongside 22 new photos.  The new photos Kruithof made by reframing the physical prints, which formed the installation as a reaction on the spectator’s analogue interactive behavior, while viewing the photo-ceiling with mirrors. End of April 2014 Kruithof met Harrison Medina again in Bedford-Stuyvesant and together, they signed and numbered the back of the prints, which you’ll find on the cover of this publication.

 

PIXEL STRESS, screenshot of anouk-kruithof-pixel-stressed.jpg blown up to 3200%, framed lambda print + laser print of anouk-kruithof-pixel-stressed.jpg stick on the back of the frame, 32 x 21.6 cm., edition 30, 2013
€ 280,-

 

 

back side

 

A HEAD WITH WINGS, artists' book, text and images by Anouk Kruithof, designed by Hans Seeger, 28 pages, of various size, 6.625 x 7.875 inches /16.8 x 20 cm., custom side stapled, colour offset with gatefold and various inserts, 2011

Special edition: artists' book + photograph, photograph printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 188 grms paper with white border, 17 x 22 inches /43.2 x 50 cm. (including white borders), edition 10, signed and numbered, 2011

€ 300,-

 

photograph

 

A HEAD WITH WINGS, artists' book, text and images by Anouk Kruithof, designed by Hans Seeger, 28 pages, of various size, 6.625 x 7.875 inches /16.8 x 20 cm., custom side stapled, colour offset with gatefold and various inserts, 2011

Special edition: artists' book + 2 photographs, each photograph printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 188 grms paper with white border, each 5.1 x 7 inches /13 x 18 cm. (including white borders), edition 10, each signed and numbered, 2011

€ 250,-

 

2 photographs

 

image

 

image

 

THE DAILY EXHAUSTION, handmade cardboard box (available in yellow or Lila-purple) with text and newspaper-zine, 19.5 x 27.5 cm. /7.7 x 10.8 inches, full colour, 48 pages, includes 5 photographs (c-prints on metalic Fuji paper), each photograph 20 x 30 cm. /7.9 x 11.8 inches, edition 10, each photograph signed and dated, 2011

€ 1000,-

 

 

 

 

 

photographs (c-prints on metalic Fuji paper, edition 10)

 

 

 

 

 

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THE DAILY EXHAUSTION is a small newspaper, which contains 23 self-portraits of an obsessed workaholic artist, who has reached the sweaty emotional state of exhaustion. After making the first special edition (newpaper-zine + photo of the tests at the printer) she made a installation build out of the separate pages from the newspaper-zine. When the newspaper-zine is taken apart new portraits are constructed. The portraits exist out of two separate portraits that coincidently come together and form a new face. The installation is build from these original images, forming absurd and ironic constructions.
The state of exhaustion can now be looked at from a different perspective; it raises questions and creates a new visual experience. In 2011 this installation was exhibited at 'Hyres' - Festival International de Mode et de Photographie, here Anouk Kruithof won both the "Grand prix de jury/photography" and the "SVA photoglobal price".
"THE DAILY EXHAUSTION" has further evolved in the 'special special' edition, where Anouk Kruithof takes the aspect of exhaustion to another level. 5 New photos of the cover of the newspaper are taken, layered with portraits from the newspaper they turn to abstract images.
Recycling materials is an element that always plays an important role in Anouk Kruithofs work. The 5 new images are both literally and figuratively layered and turn the state of exhaustions into an abstract thought. The photos create a feeling of confusion, where the mental state seems to take control over the physical state.

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Playing Borders / this contemporay state of mind, unfolded edition with photograph in handmade white cardboard box, sizes white cardbox 42.4 x 33.8 cm. /16.7 x 13.3 inches. It includes 14 spreads of each 32 x 40.6 cm. /12.6 x 16 inches, 14 pages colour images, 5 little booklets of each 21 x 17 cm. /8.3 x 6.7 inches, 1 little booklet 17 x 17 cm. /6.7 x 6.7 inches, 1 postcard 21 x 17 cm. /8.3 x 6.7 inches and 1 poster 68 x 88 cm. /26.8 x 34.6 inches. Photograph (lambda print) 30 x 38 cm. /11.8 x 15 inches (10 different photographs in each edition 4, these photographs are positioned on different locations within the unfolded publication. All photographs have titles, dates, number of edition and signature by the artist), 2009

€ 350,-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

detail

 

 

 

photographs (each in an edition of 4)

 

 

 

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Playing borders / this contemporary state of mind (2009) is a fictional photographic picture-essay, where Anouk Kruithof imagines the 'doomsday scenario' of the emotional "state of being" of man in Western society. An abandoned office building in Rotterdam, the Netherlands was the decor and unknown people from around the office were invited to act anonymously in Kruithof’ s images. Kruithof breathes new life into the materials she found in the office, through processing peculiar temporary installations and spatial interventions out of it. The people respond to the situations and they make a nervous, uncomfortable impression. A sense of anomie and absurd nature is visible, which is read as a metaphor for the tormented man in today's Western society. Anouk Kruithof works in a poetic and conceptual way, and she weaves photography, installation and performance together. Installation is usually the presentation form in both the exhibition space as in the artist's book and within this she calls a strong physical experience.