Making Nature Series
Dutch Artist Ruud Van Empel’s work, ‘Making Nature Series’ considers the natural order of nature. Creating artwork from hundreds of fragments of his own nature photography, carefully layered and composited digitally. What you see in the artwork exists, so therefore it is to some extent believable. But there is a certain alienation you feel with the idealistic make up of the art work. A dreamed, unreal perfection that at the end feels uncomfortable. Nature is unruly by design, and the human artificial tampering of it, even though exquisite, feels perverse. Humans set themselves a part from nature, or indeed seek to shape it in their vision, but the difficult outcome will be of no longer belonging to a world that sustains us.