Squirrel Monkey by Arie van 't Riet
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About the artwork

X-Ray Photography on dibond

About the Artist

Arie van ’t Riet is a Dutch radiation physicist who turned the traditional way of using x-ray imagery on its head. Unintentionally he became an artist and uses x-ray imagery to capture natural life-processes. He studied radiation physics at the Delft University of Technology and later obtained a PhD from .

According to stories a friend of him asked him to take an x-ray of his painting. Stunned by the result Van ’t Riet started to think of other ways to use this technique for creative projects. He turned his attention to nature. Flora and fauna fascinate Arie van ’t Riet. He adds light colours to the images making them look like delicate ink pictures on silk paper. He calls his work ‘bioramas’