Goos van der Veen (Netherlands, 1958) has been working as a photographer since 1983.
His recent body of work 'Untitled (ink on paper)' is a collection of autonomous, printed photographs. Although the images seem to depict a once existing reality, there are little or no clues why the photo was taken. The lack of context or descriptive titles challenges the viewer to intensify his view, and to dive into the little universes that the images present. His cluelessness confronts him with questions about concepts like 'truth' and 'meaning'. In the end the photograph itself is the only thing you get, like a song in a language that you don't understand.
A spin-off of 'Untitled (ink on paper)' was a portrait of Amsterdam, sharing the same way of looking and the same liveliness, curiosity and amazement, although, of course, not fully untitled.
The Enchanted Landscape is the latest project, that not only borrows from Untitled (ink on paper) the untitledness, but it actually shares photos with its older sibling.
In the end, my work is just a cloud of photographs, that can be consumed one by one, or grouped together to tell a story or create a more poetic ensemble.