24 x 20 inch pigment print mounted to Sintra, Matte Laminate
Edition of 9 (1 framed, 7 unframed available; 2 prints available at 10 x 8 inches)
$2,000 framed, $1,500 unframed ($500 unframed 10 x 8 inch prints)
What happens to the artifacts of our civilized world when they no longer serve a purpose? Are they burned to the ground or left to collect dust?
In Collecting Dust, Van Der Hout photographs still life scenes covered in layers of dust and decay showing the accumulation of time and neglect.
By covering recreated Dutch vanitas paintings and famous artworks in dust, Van Der Hout imagines what our most prized artworks would look like in a world long neglected. What would it look like when all that is left for art works to do is collect dust?
Ryan Van Der Hout is a Toronto-based artist working in experimental photography and sculpture. His work explores photographic materials and experimental processes, pushing the limits of the photographic object. He has had public works at the Toronto Archive, the TTC, Nuit Blanche, and with Pemberton Developments and has been exhibited across Canada, the U.K. and in New York. His work is represented by Oeno Gallery.In his most recent work, Collecting Dust, Van Der Hout reflects on his experience of COVID and the concept of end times.
In his most recent work, Collecting Dust, Van Der Hout reflects on his experience of COVID and the concept of end times.