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He Who Wants Fire Must be Able to Bear Smoke

he whoHe Who Wants Fire Must be Able to Bear Smoke
Welmer Keesmaat


22 pages
180×230 mm
ISBN: 978-9-08185-031-5


The imagery of Welmer Keesmaat is based on personal experiences and ever-changing processes. He is currently focussing on specific locations and on the concept of contact in general. Recurring themes in his photographs include personal interaction, origin and history, occupying space, relationships, the open and the closed.

These subjects are investigated in his work, beginning with an intuitive phase during which the photographic image is made, followed by a process of printing and re-photographing these printed images or images on screen. Later in the process, the images come together in books and photographic installations.

Welmer Keesmaat is a Dutch photographer, graphic designer, founder / editor of Yvi Magazine and director of Contentement.


First there was Contentement, then there was Tique | art space. They have decided to join forces and create a new art organisation: Tique! Tique is based in Belgium and the Netherlands. It curates and produces commissioned and self-initiated exhibitions, publish, promote and sell publications on art, and engage in a range of artistic and cultural projects.