Amsterdam: Van Zoetendaal, 2020. Softcover 650 copies. 88 pp, 16 x 23 cm. Ruth van Beek uses the established visual codes of photography to guide viewers into a belief in the incredible rarity or importance of the depicted object, even when that object is unidentifiable. From a growing archive of.....
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New York: Dashwood Books, 2014. Soft Cover First Edition. Ruth van Beek’s highly original aesthetic draws upon a growing archive of found photographic material using specialist books, catalogues and magazines from the 50s, 60s and 70s as it’s primary source. She has found ways to produce odd and playful collages by.....
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New York: Dashwood Books, 2015. softcover. Complete set of the regular edition. The series to be published annually is to introduce a variety contemporary photographers and reintroduce largely unknown work from the past to a contemporary audience serving as a reflection of Dashwood's own curatorial theme.
Paris: RVB Books, 2013. softcover. Following the success of The Hibernators by independent French publisher, RVB, van Beek turns from cuddly pets to household plants. In using vintage images spliced together she creates brand new species; funny, low-fi collages that are strangely engaging with a curious textural quality.