About the artist
Ivo Kerssemakers was born in the Netherlands and raised in Amsterdam, where he started a software business. In 1997 he moved to the United States and continued to work as a software developer, where he lived in places such as Knoxville, TN, Schenectady, NY, Virginia Beach, VA before settling in Murrells Inlet, SC.
In 2015 he began pursuing his passion for photography professionally and has since won multiple awards for his work. His signature work consists of black and white, long-exposure photography, with an emphasis on clean, surrealistic, minimalist type imagery
Ivo creates this effect in his photographs by using a long exposure technique, where he uses neutral density filters up to 16 stops to achieve exposure times of over 4 minutes in bright daylight.
Ivo is a member of the Lowcountry Artists Gallery in Charleston where he has work on display. Other venues where his work can be seen include MISC-Everything Murrells Inlet and the Seacoast Artist Gallery in Myrtle Beach.
About the materials
A lot of care is taken to make sure the prints are of the highest quality possible. Prints are produced on smooth fine art papers, canvas, birch wood and brushed aluminum, using the latest archival ink available. All materials are chosen with en emphasis on archival qualities and sustainability, ensuring the artwork will last for generations.
Fine Art Prints are printed on smooth 100% cotton fine art papers (for example Epson Legacy Fibre paper), using the latest archival ink available (Epson Ultrachrome HD ink). This paper ensures a highly detailed print and looks great behind glass. Fine Art prints are available in sizes up to 60 x 40 and can include matting and backing if chosen. The matting used is a white, conservation rag mat with a 100% cotton core and backing paper.
Canvas prints are printed on Epson Exhibition Canvas Natural Matte, with a mirrored edge on the side, then stretched on solid Tulip or Poplar wood frames, with a depth choice of 0.75″ (museum wrap) or 1.5″ (gallery wrap). Canvases with a width over 30″ will come with crossbars in the stretcher bars to ensure stability. Canvas prints are ready to hang on the wall, and are available in sizes 8×12 up to 60×40 / 72×48*.
* 72×48 size is only available for images where the resolution allows for it.
Brushed Aluminum prints are printed directly on the brushed aluminum using UV inks that are resistant to fading. They need to be handled carefully, as the material will scratch with enough pressure. For cleaning use a slightly damp microfiber cloth. Brushed aluminum works great for high contrast black and white images, and gives it an artistic modern look. They come ready to hang on the wall and are available in sizes 8×12 up to 60×40.
Frames used to display the work are either a solid wood low profile Larson Juhl frame in black or white, with a 4 ply cotton core rag mat and UV-conservation clear glass, or a rich dark wood Larson Juhl frame, with a museum grade 8 ply 100% cotton rag mat and museum glass for amazing clarity, virtually eliminating reflections. Frames are available for print sizes up to 48x32 (making the complete size 57x41) for conservation clear glass, and up to 36x24 (making the complete size 43×31) for museum glass.
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany every print with a size of 18x12 or larger. The certificate is hand signed and stamped, and a matching stamp with the same number is put on the back of the print. Smaller prints will only have a stamp on the back of the print for authentication. The previous method was to use a hologram with matching numbers, but this has been replaced with a stamp, since it is more personalized.
The certificate will be automatically included on prints produced after August 1st 2017. Prints produced before this date do not have a certificate, but are hand signed and dated. If you own one of these prints, and would like a certificate, one can be made after authentication of the print.
September 25th 2016, 3rd place in the 41st Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts festival, Huntington Beach, South Carolina
May 2016 – Emerging Artist Grant at the Piccolo Spileto Crafts show in Charleston SC.
April 2016, participated in Artfields 2016 with my piece “London”
April 28 – May 26 2016 – Honorable mention in the WACG Juried Show hosted by the Myrtle Beach Art Museum in South Carolina
April 2016 – 1st place in the Seacoast Artist Guild First Annual Photography and Digital Art Show, hosted in the Seacoast Artists Gallery at Market Commons, Myrtle Beach, SC