Four visual artists based in Brussels are gathered together to show their various photographic approaches on cities, pictorials, kinetics and memory. Enjoying the multiple procedures that contemporary photography offers (darkroom, toy cameras, collage or digital manipulation), the decision finally lies with the artist’s choice.
Multi-layered semantics is a key feature of present photography, a synthesis of aesthetic, social and individual paradigms. This complexity urges the artist to look beyond the appearance of their works. Form functions here as an embodiment of the values of a given society, not as a mere neutral depiction of reality.
Beyond the classical decisive instant paradigm, Corinne Lecot’s, Valentina Pacheco Fernandes’ and Pablo Avendaño’s urban photography offers wider views to interpret the city as a layering of moments of time belonging to no one, portraying the city as an archaeological site.
The mirror games between painting and photography seem to be endless and very fertile as shows it Katherine Longly’s experimental photography.
Creating the illusion of motion from a still image is a challenge for many photographers. For Corinne Lecot and Pablo Avendaño it is an inspiration.
Valentina Pacheco Fernandes manages to recreate fragmentary memories embodied in rich layered art objects.