Welmer Keesmaat

Welmer Keesmaat (b. 1980, The Netherlands) is an artist, graphic designer and founder / director of Tique. Tique is a platform for contemporary art based in Belgium and the Netherlands, with an exhibition space and a printed and online magazine. Tique also publishes books on art. 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.


Johan Nieuwenhuize – IMG_ & Welmer Keesmaat – He who wants fire must be able to bear smoke