GEOMETRIC ILLUSION 9

C-Print mounted on Diasec, 100 x 100 cm

Born in 1960 in Brussels (Belgium)

Lives and works in Brussels

 

 

 

Yves Ullens de Schooten’s photographic approach is aimed at tracking down forms of light. These lights radiate from day to day objects and experience. By instinct, the artist captures them and restores their energy and colors, while refusing to adulterate them with any graphic palette effects. What captivates him, is to grasp the intensity of light inherent in every situation, object or landscape (even the most common ones), and disclose its subtlety and force in a simple way.

 

His photos are almost paintings, responding to the same aesthetic quest and reflecting the same intensity. They are an invitation to discover and revel in pure visual sensations. They also involve a metaphysical vision of the subject which emerges through the prism of light. This boldly positive and optimistic vision of reality is left to everyone’ s direct and unconstrained interpretation, for everyone has in his or her intuition the tools to read through this abstract representation.

 

In his works, Yves Ullens de Schooten is not trying to convey an esoteric vision, but to offer visual sensations and arouse vibrations that do one good, as they brighten up daily life, and by stripping off its banal appearance, give it a new dimension. Yes, his photos are definitely beaming, not only in that they depict light, but also shed light upon us and through some sort of magic manage to make us happy.

 

Bernard Drion du Chapois

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

 

2016

2015

 

2014

2013

 

2012

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2007

2008

2006

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2003

 

 

2002

2001

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2015

 

2014

2013

2010

 

 

 

2009

 

2008

2006

 

 

2005

2004

2001

 

 

2013 to 2015

2009 to 2012

2003 to 2008

 

 

Art Fairs (selection)

 

2014

 

2013

2009

2007

2006

2004

 

 

Awards

 

2011

 

2008

 

 

Major orders and events

 

2015

2014

2013

2011

 

 

Collections

 

Belgium

 

 

Abroad

 

 

 

Auday, Beobank, BKCP, Brederode, Degand, Formar (Garmin), Immocobel, McKinsey & Company,

Pernod-Ricard Belux, Petercam, Puilaetco Dewaay and RTL.

 

Belgian Embassy in Tokyo (Japan) and in Kigali (Rwanda), Banque du Luxembourg, Foire de Genève,

Le Foyer Assurances and Color Center.

 

 

 

Winner of the BKCP Bank competition leading to the realisation of Metamorphosis,

monumental photographic installation, BKCP Headquarters, Brussels.

Hasselblad Masters, semi-finalist.

L’Accueil, Châtelain 18 (Brussels)

L’Accueil, Pierre Bergé auction house (Brussels)

L’Accueil, Xavier Hufkens Gallery (Brussels)