José Witteveen

Recent works

Recent works consist of Etchings (Toyobo), Photography (analog and digital), and combinations of different traditional techniques within a single work.

I find myself between the realms of printmaking and photography, big social themes merge with personal stories.

Through collaborative engagement, inherent in my art practice, I encourage people to tell their stories and facilitate a dialogue about identity and gender issues.

Daily extracts

The role that analog photography has taken in my life, made me pay more attention to the subtle details within everyday surroundings that I had become accustomed to.

The result is an ongoing series of works, that becomes an interplay between a certain poetic fragility and a loud, rough aesthetic of vibrant urban life.


Playing with religions, myths and the influence of the media’s flood of images has always been an important part of my work with etchings. Carefully constructed landscapes where emptiness plays its role amongst the fragmented scenery found in everyday life.

The scenes in them are reflections of the nature of man, in which personal experiences are portrayed but also about the correlations between the natural world and societal systems, between the contemporary and the ancient realms.


At the moment this website is not fully updated, to follow my work I would like to invite you to my Instagram pages: @josewitteveen, @movementofbird



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