Chaïm Dijkstra (b. 1990, NL) is a visual artist based in Utrecht. For the exhibition 'A line, a grid, a knot' at Galerie Caroline O’Breen, they were invited as a guest artist by Bart Lunenburg. Chaïm Dijkstra studied photography at the HKU and at the Fotovakschool in Amsterdam. Their current practice is based on conceptual colour studies and involves several self-designed technical processes, including colour cameras, colour photography processes and directing projections. These inventions often concern technical restrictions of perception and representation of colour in photography. In 2019, the work of Chaïm Dijkstra was shown at Venice Biennale as art of a video installation Blurring the Lines at the European Cultural Centre (Venice, IT) and at Espace 15 during Paris Photo 2019 (Paris, FR).
The Colour still life is an ongoing series surrounding Dijkstra’s self-developed colour cameras, newly invented colour photography processes and other colour experiments. Dijkstra is intrigued by the relation between the objective and subjective reality of light and colour as perceived by the senses. In their work, they focus on the question if there is a way for the camera to deal with colour differently than the human eye. Dijkstra delves into the history of science, photography and colour philosophy to translate the answer into a physical work of art. Their work gives form to research into co