Misha de Ridder

Misha de Ridder (NL, 1971) is a visual artist working mainly with photography and video, based in Amsterdam. His work has been widely exhibited amongst others at Coda Museum, Foam Photography Museum, FoMu Photo Museum Antwerp, Museum of the City of New York and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. De Ridder published several monographs: Sightseeing (2000), Wilderness (2003), Abendsonne (2011), Dune (2011), Solstice (2012)and Falaise (2016).

About the work
Featuring geography, light, weather and ephemeral phenomena Misha de Ridder creates photographs and video work of almost absurd brilliance. His quiet images evoke contemplation and intimacy and invite you to look anew to what you think you know, to rethink your relation to what surrounds, envelops you. How the perceptual and the conceptual are intrinsically connected is an important theme in the work. Reality is an act of deep imagination. Mechanical representations produced with the machine eye of the camera disclose for us another, almost magical perspective. The camera helps us to see the way we are intertwined with the world, to make palpable that we are part of this entity as a given that transcends us. Something that is both as real as it is incomprehensible.