Joran van Soest
The intersubjective space - what purpose does this space hold between us? Where do we draw our boundaries, transcend or penetrate another’s comfort zone. Would that be a comfortable, awkward or even challenging space to be in? The artist researches this ‘intersubjective space’ through the various media, combining drawing, painting, collage, photography, performance and film. Such an approach challenges spatial limits and the artist’s own individual constraints. The viewer is left with a confrontation between the space that is presented and how they may relate to it.
Joran van Soest (1994) is a Dutch visual artist who graduated in 2018 from Art Academy AKV St. Joost in Hertogenbosch. His relationship to his surroundings has been the focal point of his artistic approach. From innocent origins to a complex adulthood, physical companionship to thoughtful contemplation and, submissive power versus overriding dominance, Joran moves between these extremes and rewrites his own definition of Intersubjective Space. His work results in a journey existing of various layers of (un)intended confrontations with corporeality and the powerful visual language that demands and maintains the attention of the viewer.