in progress
‘15 – ongoing

Underexposed – Superimposed

2018 – ongoing

Ongoing Research – Cultural & artistic research on the general disregard of failure.
Publications – Individual collection/archival book in collaboration with Teun van der Heijden.

Re-imagining the failed photographic film-negative as a potential source for progress, trying to determine a relationship to our cultural traditions regarding “failure” and further experimenting to re-negotiate the way we look at failure.

Installatie view: Underexposed - Superimposed

new
‘16 – ongoing

Strange strange, but so familiar

Exhibitions – TBA, June 2018, Galerie Wind, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Book – Chapter 6, Manifold: the expanding archive.

Exploring and connecting with a strange but familiar energy found in the ancient mountainous areas of Nepal, The Provence (France) and the Scottish highlands in an attempt to preserve their power, by photographically excavating the eroded rockfaces and re-presenting them in layers build up out of glass and film.

Installatie view: Strange strange, but so familiar

2012/2013

On colour, by night

Exhibitions: Van Krimpen Gallery, Amsterdam. Photospring, CAFA, Bejing.
Publications: Chapter 4, Manifold: the expanding archive.

A photographic palet, showing artifacts of life through season irregularities, through: unedited ultra-long exposures re-presenting the primary colours of the sky every sequential month of the year.

Installatie view: Underexposed - Superimposed

2011/2012

Solar: not quite there, yet completely…

Exhibitions: Van Krimpen Gallery, Amsterdam. Art Rotterdam.
Publications: Chapter 3, Manifold: the expanding archive.

A hundred and twenty-one failed attempts to reach the sun.

Installatie view: Solar: not quite there, yet completely...

2012

Lunar: not quite there, yet completely…

Exhibition: Het Nutshuis. Bookchapter: Artist portfolio – Manifold: (the Expanding Archive).

Exhibitions: Het Nutshuis, Den Haag.
Publications: Chapter 1, Manifold: the expanding archive.

Four hundred and thirty-two failed attempts to reach the moon.

Installatie view: Lunar: not quite there, yet completely...

2013 – Ongoing (revised in 2018)

Manifold: the expanding Archive.

Artist Portfolio in an ongoing collaboration with Teun van der Heijden.

First Edition – 2015
Second Edition – 2018
Expanding

In collaboration with Teun van der Heijden, Heijdens Karwei.

Corroding steel cast archive, expanding over time. Chapters are unbound layers and chronologically ordered.

Process

About

During Timothy’s process, surface and materiality are important factors towards presenting his point of view on an emotional level. It is through partly erasing or adding layers, he finds the right resonance between the surfaces he inhibits. It is in this same space where he had often experienced his ‘‘frequency’’, which he wants to amplify through photography. This action often starts with large format analogue photography, in which – like in life – chance and coincidence play a big role. Further more, he chooses his film-surface by circumstance:

“My film is often wonky, old, or trippy and hyper-sensitive to one specific color-array, like: infrared or gamma. Everything that can go ‘wrong’ goes wrong, but I prefer it that way.”

These ‘‘failures’’ often turn out to be a blessing, from where Tim’s process takes flight. ‘’From the ruins of our temples, heaven will be born.’’ In Lunar/Solar, the desperate act to prolong the feeling of sunlight, has turned to draped palettes of distortion. His recent Strange Strange series of work explore the ancient powers of his soul-element: mountains and rocks. Which have been shaped by time and space.

Which he views as ever present, powerful beings. His newest work is an attempt to dig deeper into the realm of the disregarded faults of nature as a symbolic tool to understand his own innate failure to understand beauty. A celebration of the impure and imperfect.

TZ’s work there for also has a clear intuitive character in the development and production process, when he’ll be looking for the desired final form. Typically, characterized by  experiments on materiality: often utilizing translucent materials like: film, glass or plastic. And wood, steel or stone as a framework. Trying new and various printing and framing techniques and further research into the workings of light and color.

see CV

Education
Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague • Bachelor of Art • 2008/2013
Fontys Hogeschool Journalistiek • 2006/2007

Exhibitions
• Walking in the Woods • the Royal Academy of Arts • the Hague • 06/07/2013
• a photo thesis of the present • Art Rotterdam • Rotterdam • 03/2013
• a photo thesis of the present • van Krimpen Gallery • Amsterdam • 12/01/2013
• Not quite there, yet completely • Het Nutshuis • the Hague • 11/12/2012
• Parallax/On Colour, by night • CAFA Gallery/Photospring Festival • Beijing • 04/2012
• Parallax/On Colour, by night • Struggle • Creatief Warenhuis HOOP • the Hague • 12/2011 • White Light • Storing • Creatief Warenhuis HOOP • the Hague • 12/2010

Press/Media
• Solar: not quite there, yet completely • special mention of work shown by Wim van Krimpen as part of Art Rotterdam • Lost Painters • 02/2014 • Walking in the Woods • Exhibition Overview • Trendbeheer • 07/2013
• Walking in the Woods, a Conversation on the work of Timothy Zwitser • Menno Vuister, Niall Martin • Amsterdam • 02/2013
• On Colour, by night • CAFA-Photospring festival catalog • 05/2012
• Twilight/White • NEW Dutch photography talent issue • GUP Magazine • 01/2012

Books
• Walking in the Woods • Artist Book/Portfolio • Teun van der Heijden/Heijdens Karwei • Self Published (Editions 12 – 6 series) • the Hague • 06/08/2013
• Colour Investigations • Handmade dummy • Self Published (6) • 02/2012

Collaborations/Research
• HOOP Residentie • Curator/programming • HOOP Den Haag • Project Space • the Hague • 21/03/2014
• CONTINUUM MoonMars Project • Concept Development & Art Direction • TodaysArt/ESA • Scheveningen • 04/05/2015
• TAB Space • Art Research Organisation • Art Direction • the Hague • 2013/2014
• Articles/Art Reviews • GUP Magazine Web-blog • Yvi Magazine • 2012 & 2014

New: work in Progress
• Strange strange, but so Familiar • Exhibition (tba) • Artist Book/Portfolio: next chapter • Teun van der Heijden (tba) • 2016 – Q1/2018
• Underexposed-Superimposed • Exhibition (tbd) • Artist Book/Portfolio: next chapter • Teun van der Heijden (tba • 2015 – 18/19


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News

Calling on all brothers and sisters of the craft for donating failed film-negatives for new work (entitled) Underexposed-Superimposed. Where i’m re-imagining the failed photographic film-negative as a potential source for progress, trying to determine a relationship to our cultural traditions regarding “failure” and further experimenting to re-negotiate the way we look at failure. For this I will be calling on various sources for the collection process, like: photographers, artists, institutes tasked with preserving and archiving collections. Want to donate/collaborate, look for an address above.

I’m happy to announce a duo-show has been set for ‘Strange, strange, but so Familiar’’ made in Nepal, France and Schotland over 2016/2017. I’ll be collaborating with the talented artist Cecilia Rebergen, on the production. Exhibition date has been set for early summer 2018, at Gallerie Wind. You can follow my process on mt instagram. Look for more  information above.

I moved into a new atelier. I couldn’t be happier with the space. I share it with a band of wonderful people whom have good vibrations all round. Come visit NAT: Nieuw Atelier Terrein. You can find us at Mauritskade 35. The doors are always open, but it does help to make an appointement.

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