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Tom van Campenhout is an artist in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His arresting images often depict a ravaged natural landscape with ever-present powerlines and steel towers looming in the background. In another series of drawings, we see the curved lines of a human body contorted and compressed to fit within the rectilinear confines of an architectural structure. The flowing, organic shapes of the living world merge and collide with the harsh angular lines of technology and civilization in much of Tom’s work—and technology appears to be winning.
“My inspiration comes from landscapes and the influence of people upon the landscape. I try to create a world in my drawings in which people can see that influence and the consequences of our behavior on nature and ourselves. Sometimes we forget that no one is the same. What one person may find beautiful or convenient can cause sickness for another. My drawings are also a personal statement because of a dear friend of mine who is no longer able to live the life we do because of our ever-growing need for more electricity, communication and so on.” ~Tom van Campenhout