Joeri van Beek graduated at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. Since 2011 she workes as a graphic designer and photographer. Form and image play an important role in her professional activities, in her free work as a photographer she prefers however messy, non-descriptive places, where she can explore and where there is enough space for fantasy.
On her photo-safaris she is always looking for the Beauty of Nothingness. Things that are nothing, are for Joeri a special source of inspiration, tiny details, a stain, a smudge are enlarged by her and she gives them the floor in her new presentations.
Camera is her main tool to capture what touches her. Sharply marked compositions, clear-cut structures, weathered materials and authentic colours are recurrent elements in her work. By unfolding magnifying details new compositions are born. It is very often the instant moment that matters, a Forgotten Face can fade within an hour, drops behind the plastic dry and sometimes at a favourate spot a new poster is stuck on a wall and an potential image has disappeared. Joeri doesn't use Photoshop, the only corrections are contrast, brightness and a little rotation of the image and the rest is imagination.
Her most recent exhibitions Forgotten Faces and Beauty of Nothingness have attracted international attention; in May 2016 at the Kyotographie, Satellite Event KG+ in Kyoto, Japan.