Friday, May 8, 2015

Together with Graanmarkt 13 we have launched a new exhibition by Belgian photographer Frederik Vercruysse. ‘Tempo Polveroso’ shows a series of photographs that came to life during an ‘artist in residency’ project in Villa Lena, Tuscany. 

Frederik's initial plan during his residency at Villa Lena was to make a new series of still lifes, but he soon felt compelled to capture his surroundings rather than stay within the four walls of his studio. His photographs of marble quarries evoke a sense of beauty, while concurrently mixed with a sense of melancholy: the creation of beauty at the expense of nature. Frederik has used the same approach to capture the surrounding countryside. The tangle of plants resembles the scribbling of a ballpoint pen, the condensation on the window pane transforms the sunset into an abstraction, while the hail creates an illusion resembling that of a pointillist painting. 

‘Tempo Polveroso’ or: ‘Pulverised Time’. A series of 16 unique still lifes over which a cloud of mysterious, powdery mist appears to be suspended.

A limited edition booklet including the entire series of photos of the exhibition is available exclusively in the Graanmarkt 13 Store. This nicely designed piece of artwork costs €35,- and is a rather nice addition to your bookshelf! The exhibition runs until Saturday 30 May at Graanmarkt 13, Antwerp. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 6.30pm.