Geert Goiris: DARKCLOUD09/09/2012
For his second solo exhibition at Art: Concept, Geert Goiris presents a new series of photographs that mix landscapes, portraits, unknown places and subterranean worlds. Freeing the subject from its literal interpretation, Geert Goiris’s pieces manage to somehow act on the senses and perception of every individual. The spectator loses all cultural benchmarks and is brought to see and understand forms according to his own scheme of thought. At first sight, Geert Goiris’s photographs could be qualified as abstract because they don’t seem to have any points of reference. Their shapes and contents aren’t always immediately recognizable. Space, temporality, line of horizon, top, bottom: everything seems to be thrown into question. Indeed, some of these images seem to have given up their identity and refuse to be in relation with the reality that we hold for normal. Abstraction here not only exists because the spectator has trouble reading the image, but also because the artist questions and tries to reverse the effect that is normally produced by the observation of a photograph.
// 8th september - 13th october 2012 @ ART : CONCEPT - 13 RUE DES ARQUEBUSIERS, 75003 PARIS, FRANCE