Saskia Risseeuw (1963) is inspired by the concept of ‘Negative Capability’. The poet John Keats defined this concept as the talent to live in uncertainties, to draw strength from limitations, mysteries and setbacks. as in the process of making art.
Her work shows both her commitment to the conditions of modern life, as well as an awareness of the cultural tradition which has kept us together through the ages. The Still Life is her favourite form to explore the human condition.
She studied sociology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Photography at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague.