Paul Kooiker

from the series ‘Eggs and Rarities’


Inkjet print – archival ink on rag paper

This edition is a diptych of two photographs, each measuring 29,7 x 42 cm

Edition of 20 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

This diptych comes with a copy of Eggs and Rarities, published by ArtPaperEditions.


This edition is published by artlead

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over dit werk

This diptych edition is published in the context of Paul Kooiker’s new book Eggs and Rarities. This series was created especially for Kooiker’s recent solo exhibition at FOMU, Antwerp. Curator Joachim Naudts writes “… Paul Kooiker’s Encyclopaedia of Life in 164 images. This ambitious but utopian project reads like a sampler of photographic genres: landscape, nude, still life, etc. To achieve this, Kooiker often uses clichés more reminiscent of the propaganda of tourist brochures or of religious and political rhetoric in the media. Kooiker increasingly allows the personal to creep into the work. Intimate private photographs break through the seemingly objective approach so that public and private space spill over into each other. The result is one large work in which the complexity of things converge: the artist himself, the medium of photography, life and death.”


over Paul Kooiker

Photography is emancipating. Many artists explore the limits of the medium and experiment with the interfaces between photography and other media or disciplines. Paul Kooiker has been distinctive for years with work in which photography is, as it were, freed from its traditional parameters. Kooiker can be regarded as an installation artist rather than a photographer “pur sang”. He is never after the perfect photographic image. Paul Kooiker’s work in fact always arises in post-production, in the selection and manipulation of his images.

courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden

Paul Kooiker’s work has been exhibited widely including group shows held at Maison Européene de la photographie, Paris; Fotohof, Salzburg; Kumho Art Museum, Seoul; Arsenale Novissimo, Venice; Zabludowicz Collection, London. Solo exhibitions include those held at FOMU, Antwerp; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; Vleeshal, Middelburg; James Cohan Gallery, New York, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

Paul Kooiker is represented by the following galleries;
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Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam 

Galerie Zink, Waldkirchen


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