Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, The Netherlands. He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images which are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical.

Rather than impose a meaning to his work, Jaco invites viewers to associate freely and give his etchings personal significance through individual perceptions and filters. The titles of his etchings are descriptive and give no handle as to the meaning of the works. Jaco considers his works to be illustrations to fables which don’t exist, but hopefully take shape in the beholders’ minds.

His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allow for photorealistic depictions.

Jaco’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Argentina, Canada and across the USA.