The invention of photography and the digitalisation of our world have caused our virtual archives to overflow with image data. The world’s surface has never been so closely documented and analysed as it has in the last 150 years. We too have been immortalised in these archives; transience has no place in virtual reality. 100 cm x 80cm acrylic paint and wood on canvas.
After serving 7 years as an investigator with the Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary and going on a lengthy voyage, Hishaam Eldewieh (1983, Amsterdam) studied photography at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. His work focuses on social-societal issues, and relies on his strong powers of observation in the world around us. He uses photography as a basis for his work, going on to develop his projects with different forms of multimedia.