“Beyond Time”

by  Julie Van Der Vaart

Landscapes and bodies – these are two subjects that recur constantly in the work of Julie van der Vaart. Her photographic archive contains innumerabe monochrome series of nudes and romantic vistas, from which she can continually compile new series. Whether a photo was taken yesterday or two years ago is immaterial. The temporal dimension has recently started playing a greater part in her work. Inspired by theories of non-linear time, astrophysics and quantum mechanics, she has begun experimenting in the darkroom. For the “Beyond Time” series, she manually processed her photos with chemicals to produce bodies that seem to dissolve into the cosmos, simultaneously appearing and disappearing. A photo is prosaically a record of the past, but now it remains eternally afloat in imaginary time. – Merel Bem


Julie van der Vaart is a photographic artist and educator, born in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She recently finished a one year residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht where she was focussing on artist publications. During her stay she self published three books: Skin; Mountains, Waves and Skies; and her most recent book Beyond Time.

Julie is represented by 44 Gallery, Bruges, BE.




about the book “Beyond Time”

print-run 110 copies, numbered & signed

risograph on 120g Munken Lynx Rough paper; duotone black and flatgold perfect binding

210 x 150 mm 64 pages

printed at Charles Nypels Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie self published, 2017

Available at
Tipi Bookshop: https://tipi-bookshop.be/shop/beyond-time-julie-van-der-vaart/