Chris Vanderweyen ° 1952
I read Political and Social Sciences at Leuven University
I was a lecturer at Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design.
I have been leading my own company, passionately devoting myself to communication and images..
Exhibition Solo : Bonheiden ,Fata Morgana,2020
Group : Bozar, Belgicart Damme 2021
(upcoming) Exhibition Solo: Antwerp, La Beauté se partage 2024
Photography was born in black and white, then photos were often coloured with ecoline.
I started playing with this idea, to work not digitally but artfully, with different types of paints and inks. So I paint on the picture, which adds depth to the whole.
The intention not to mimic reality but to show things that are not present.
I use the word "Picturas" for this.
It is a fusion of the Spanish word pintura, meaning painting, and picture, meaning photograph.
On a daily basis we are submerged by pictures, so that we develop a kind of ‘blindness’.
As we read less and less and only have an eye for catchy, testosteron-charged headlines,
We are also put on a diet of vulgar clickbaits.
We scan pictures without ‘reading’ them.
Beauty is an antidote.
I want to show things that are not present.
But who, through beauty, create confusion and wonder.
So that finally our phantasy will take over.