Seeker, finder, wanderer, explorer" is how Chaim van Luit (The Netherlands, 1985) describes himself on his Instagram account. Like an archaeologist, he collects ideas, images and materials - sometimes literally, such as when, for example, he explores the caves of Limburg with his metal detector - but just as often in his imagination. This eventually leads to the creation of clear, yet layered images.
Van Luit combines the layering of his work with a particular
attention to the material and medium he is working with. An example of
this is Shortcut (2019), which consists of a swastika constructed from
neon lights, a disturbing and controversial image. Fortunately, there is
a physical law which states that the light in a system of tubes will
always choose the shortest path of travel. As a result, from the whole
work, only two illuminated tubes can be seen at one time...