Visual artist Maarten Vanden Abeele mainly concentrates on photography, but also makes video art and installations. He displays his photographs in series without an apparent basis in narrative or chronology. For the artist, the mutual connection becomes clearer the more photographs he takes. For the making of each individual image, Vanden Abeele is led by his intuition. He considers photographs as frozen images comprising a memory’s materialization. Still, his photographs do not immortalize anything: they never record a decisive moment, but only suggest the transitory, fleeting element of time. Both the subject and form of Vanden Abeele’s photographs regularly vary. He plays with format, color and focus, and shoots both landscapes and portraits, cityscapes and still lifes.
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