In his work Teun Vonk observes how a group affects an individual. He explores different
groups, ranging from teams to clubs to communities. Both during his
working process and in the visual result, the continuous interaction
between the group and the individual, as well as the interaction between
the visual director and the subject, play an influential role.
Vonk records his subjects noticeably neutral. His objective is not so
much to portray but rather to conduct a visual analysis. In this visual
analysis, the camera and the eventual framing of images are his
instruments. As images in motion, the individual body and that of the
group are taken into account as dynamic studies of form. They abstract
real behavior and function as mirrors to our minds. The result is a
layered combination of an abstract imagery that indirectly represents,
and a figurative portrayal that directly depicts. This, in sum,
constitutes a rise of individual identification, both physically and
playful, while simultaneously analytic and intriguing.