“A big and important part of my work is collecting the right material. Without it I’ve already created a bad foundation which I cannot undo.”
The struggle between great catastrophic and small intimate disasters, exemplified as tipping points in life where control seems to be lost, is Guy Vording’s primary focus in his work. The underlying motivation for his subject choices is Vording’s fascination for loneliness, disappearance and isolation. Although the artist uses mostly material found in newspapers and magazines from the late 40s, he wants to take the viewer into No Man’s land – an intermediate state in which facts become fiction and vice versa.
Guy Vording (Wierden, NL, 1985) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied Fine Art at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and graduated with honours in 2013. In the last six years he exhibited his work at several galleries and museums in among others Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon and New York.