Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek »Jumping Cats«

Nevio De Koekkoek

Nevio (Jumping Cats)

Fine-Art print on Hahnemühle Baryta 300g paper,
white wooden box frame
36 x 48 cm (14.28 x 18.9 inches)
Edition of 9 + 1 AP (per motif)

700 Euro

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02 De Koekkoek Ume

Jumping Cats, 2016

The saying goes that curiosity killed the cat, but then they also say that cats have nine lives. It is a popular theory amongst catisticians that the often fatal consequences of feline curiosity led cats to decide that nine lives would be much more efficient than one.

This gave them the freedom they so desired, as well as adequate time to sleep in cramped spaces, look bemused, sleep on clean piles of laundry, look apathetic, sleep outside, attack anything that moves, look disapproving and be scared of cucumbers.

Once they’d worked out how to put mortality on ‘paws’, cats were free to attack life with the gusto, agility, bravery and stupidity that only cats can. Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek sets out to document the aerobatic prowess of flying felines in action, and presents, for the first time, his fantastic images of Ume, Elli, Flitzie, Nevio and Fiffy. Now you can enjoy their 1/125 of a second of fame for your wall.

Ume (Jumping Cats)

Elli (Jumping Cats)

Flitzie (Jumping Cats)

Nevio (Jumping Cats)

Fiffy (Jumping Cats)

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek creates authentic, unvarnished images that get to the heart of the matter. He provides an insight into the small worlds people create for themselves – they are self-sufficient microcosms, which serve them as a habitat for like-minded people who indulge in the same passion.

A silent observer with an instinct for situational precision, Gebhart de Koekkoek approaches scenes as diverse as winter campers, body builders and Jehova Witnesses, using the camera as his access medium that allows him to absorb the idiosyncrasy and specific visual culture of the social environments through which he moves. Some of the man-made refuges he enquires in may appear odd, yet they are a firm part of the world we live in. Without judging Gebhart de Koekkoek creates sensitive portraits of the diversity of personal expression and concepts of life that exist in our time.

Before setting off on his own path as a photo artist, Gebhart de Koekkoek worked at Magnum Photos. He has been included in several independent art publications and exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and The United States. His first book The World We Live In got published by art book publisher Kehrer in late 2013 and was honored with the “PDN Photo Annual” award in 2014. Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek lives and works in Vienna.

05 De Koekkoek Portrait

Text: Gijs van den Berg, KesselsKramer

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