I am a Belgian digital artist/photographer living in New York City, USA.
For over thirty years I have been shooting editorial and advertising work that runs the gamut of still life, fashion and celebrity photography.
Upon relocating my studio in 2010 across the East River, within the artistic community of Long Island City, I mostly focused on photography that revealed the passing of time within an oddly shaped and jagged edged world where sudden mishaps accelerate the process.
In series such as Crash and Slash my approach to the contemporary object is not to "look at how beautiful it is" but to "look at what a beautiful thing it has become" and recognize as well as visualize the nature of the metamorphosis.
In 2015 I started to focus on the fascinating domain of Digital Art where the few thousand pixels of the image source is subverted to such transformation that its content or genre is only serving as a construct to a new physicality.
My series of iconic imagery originates in the raw data of a created or found picture that is manipulated and distorted via non-photographic applications.
The ensuing is a digital rendition filtered through alchemy of algorithms, a mystifying re-interpretation of the visual imprinted in one’s memory.
By confronting the present, exploration of the past is left to the imagination.
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction”
Institute St Louis - Brussels, Belgium
School Of Visual Arts - New York City, USA
The New School For Social Research - NYC, USA
BIGG@60SEC, Copenhagen, Denmark / “Freaky Donald” video projection on the Union Den Fri building.
FIVE POINTS GALLERY Torrington, CT / New Media New Music New England.org presents “Then What If” a video/sound pairing sensory experience / http://nmnmne.org/thenwhatif.php
THE WRONG BIENNALE / FU:bar/PAVILLON. Zagreb, Croatia / “Freaky Donald” video
KINGSTON POP MUSEUM, NY / Bang + Blazing Dollar + Enough + He Kiss
SWISSARTEXPO, ARTBOX GALLERY, Zurich, Switzerland / Allegory: Blazing Dollar
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / RoCo6x6 / Allegory: Clown #7 + Clown #1
TRESTLE GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY / Small works 2019 curated by Will Hutnick / Allegory: Blazing Dollar
FIRE GALLERY @PLAXALL, LIC, NY / "Plastique 4". Thermoforming exhibition sponsored by Plaxall Inc, LIC and curated by William Garret / Various 3D versions of Mickey, Donald Duck and Angry Clown.
THE FACTORY GALLERY, LIC,
PLAXALL GALLERY, LIC, NY / Fever curated by Ivana Larrosa and Cristian Pietraplana / Alegory: Irate Skies
PLAXALL GALLERY, LIC, NY / Yours, And Always, Only Yours curated by Tana Sirois and Sharon Taylor / Sensual: Ecstasy or Repulsion
BWAC Wide Open 9, Brooklyn, NYC / Juror Carmen Hermo curatorial staffer at the Brooklyn Museum / Icon: He Kiss He #2
THE WRONG (BIENNALE) / HOMEOSTATIS LAB PAVILLON / “Dizzy Mickey” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_W84mqJTcMTHE
GALLERY 524, NYC / “postcard from the edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icon: Dollar #4
ATTITUDE ART GALLERY, Brussels, Belgium / SOLO EXHIBITION / Icons Celebrity and Americana
PLAXALL GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / Icons: Skin to Skin #1, #2, #3
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, NYC / "Et Tu Art Brute?" Curator: Jamie Stern / Icons: Marilyn #3
MENEN CULTURAL CENTER, Menen, Belgium / Lee Ranaldo "Lost Ideas" Festival. Curator: Jan Van Woensel / Tears #17
THE LOCAL, Long Island city, NY / Curators June Kosloff & Bernard Stote / Icons: Wonder Woman + Dart Vader
ENABLE BASIN EVENT SPACE, Long Island City, NY / “Plastique 2”. Curator: William Garret. Sponsor Plaxall Inc, LIC. / Icons: Donald Duck + 3D-thermoform triptych.
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / Icons: Mickey #1 + Donald Duck
FOUNTAIN STREET FINE ART GALLERY, BOSTON, MA / Icons: Liberty #1
METRO PICTURES, NY / “Postcard from the Edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icons: Warhol #4
ENABLE BASIN EVENT SPACE, Long Island City, NY / Curator: William Garret. Sponsor Plaxall Inc, LIC. / Icons: Mickey #1 as plastic tryptic
PIERRO GALLERY, South Orange, New Jersey / Curators: Meghan Maloney and Wannita Makaroon, Seton Hall University / Icons: various
LOCAL PROJECT, Long Island City, NYC / Curator: John Baber / Icons: Burger #5 + Mac & Cheese #1
SIKKEMA JENKINS & Co, NYC / “Postcard from the Edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icons: Warhol #4
FALCHI BUILDING, LIC, NYC / Long Island City Artists.Org Exhibition / Icons: “Jobs #1” + “Warhol #3”
TAMPA MUSEUM of ART, Tampa, FL / Five by Five 2015 Celebration / Icons: “Liberty #1 + “Nice Day #1”
CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP, New Haven, CT / Icons: “Edward Snowden #1” /
Curator: Geoge Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / Icons: “Liberty#1” + ”Flag #3”
ATLANTIC GALLERY – Chelsea, NYC / “Flora #4” + #5
LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS / “Sonic Self”
CHARLES KRAUSE FINE ARTS – Washington DC / “Lines Drawn” /
“Chill #05” + #33 + #44
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY / “Me, Myself & I” / Self Portraits
T GALLERY, Denver, CO / “Crash” #21
CURATE NYC – Guest curator Jim Steranko /”Crash #60”
GAUDI’S CASA BATTLO INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE – Barcelona, Spain
TREVISAN INTERNATIONAL ART ESPOSITORI – Bologna, Italy /”Crash”
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH – Washington / A Call to Arms / “Shatter”
DIEGO SALAZAR GALLERY – LIC, NY / “Crash” & “Shatter”
CHARLES KRAUSE FINE ARTS – Washington / The Newtown Project / “Shatter”
PARALLAX ART FAIR – SoHo, NYC / “Crash” & “Crush”