As a child, Ryan Van Der Hout owned a telescope and spent many hours fascinated by the sky. This photographic print of the sun bursting through clouds in black and white pigment is perforated with a precise bright orange geometric pattern. Like the sun piercing clouds, light shines through the design revealing layers of plexiglass and mirrored glass behind it. The entire piece is backed by another layer of coloured plexiglass which creates a halo effect on the wall. This is number two in an edition of twenty.
“Conceiving of the photograph as something sculptural, Van Der Hout seeks to create photography that escapes the frame and challenges our notion of what a photograph can and cannot be.” Ryanvanderhout.com
He is a graduate of Ryerson's photography program. Van Der Hout’s photo-based work has been exhibited in the U.K., New York and in Canada.