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Rudi Bogaerts
updated: 12/30/2013
website: www.rudibogaerts.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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9Vs11 #2
9Vs11 #3
The Observer
HU-8121 Revisited
Hampton Bays Revisited
Espace
Fade-out
Golovanovo border
Frames of reference
The blue line is not a border
Eyjafjallajökull Revisited I&II
Eyjafjallajökull Revisited III
Glenariff Revisited
The Devil's Glen Bridge Revisited
The Darle Bridge Revisited
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, landscape, memory, nature, text, conceptual, collage, science, narrative, gender/sexuality
 
 
9Vs11 #2 by Rudi Bogaerts
9Vs11 #2
Gum Arabic with pigment and oil on canvas
2013
21,25" x  15,35"  x 1,18" 
9Vs11 #3 by Rudi Bogaerts
9Vs11 #3
Gum Arabic with pigment and oil on canvas
2013
15,35 " x  20,07 "  x 1,18 " 
The Observer by Rudi Bogaerts
The Observer
Mixed Media
2013
4,72 " x  4,72 "  x 4,72 " 
HU-8121 Revisited by Rudi Bogaerts
HU-8121 Revisited
Gum Arabic with pigment and oil on canvas
2013
15,35 " x  20,47 "  x 1,18 " 
Hampton Bays Revisited by Rudi Bogaerts
Hampton Bays Revisited
Gum Arabic with pigment and oil on canvas
2013
15,35 " x  20,47 "  x 1,18 " 
Espace by Rudi Bogaerts
Espace
Gum Arabic with pigment and oil on canvas
2013
17,32 " x  20,86 "  x 1,18 " 
Fade-out by Rudi Bogaerts
Fade-out
Gum Arabic with pigment and oil on canvas
2012
15,35 " x  22,83 "  x 1,18 " 
Golovanovo border by Rudi Bogaerts
Golovanovo border
Gum Arabic with pigment on canvas
2011
15,35 " x  23,22 "  x 1,18 " 
Frames of reference by Rudi Bogaerts
Frames of reference
Gum Arabic with pigment on canvas
2011
20,86 " x  53,14 "  x 1,18 " 
The blue line is not a border by Rudi Bogaerts
The blue line is not a border
Gum Arabic with pigment on canvas
2011
15,35 " x  22,83 "  x 1,18 " 
Eyjafjallajökull Revisited I&II by Rudi Bogaerts
Eyjafjallajökull Revisited I&II
Gum Arabic with pigment on canvas
2010
22,44 " x  30,31 "  x 1,18 " 
Eyjafjallajökull Revisited III by Rudi Bogaerts
Eyjafjallajökull Revisited III
Gum Arabic with pigment on canvas
2010
15,35 " x  22,44 "  x 1,18 " 
Glenariff Revisited by Rudi Bogaerts
Glenariff Revisited
Gum Arabic with pigment on canvas
201
15,35 " x  20,86 "  x 1,18 " 
The Devil's Glen Bridge Revisited by Rudi Bogaerts
The Devil's Glen Bridge Revisited
Gum Arabic with Pigment on canvas
2010
15,35" x  20,47"  x 1,18" 
The Darle Bridge Revisited by Rudi Bogaerts
The Darle Bridge Revisited
Gum Arabic with Pigment on canvas
2010
20,86 " x  15,35 "  x 1,18 " 

Artist Statement
Rudi Bogaerts makes photos, paintings, drawings and films. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Bogaerts investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
His paintings establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By using an ever-growing archive of found documents to create autonomous artworks, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, he reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history.
His works are an investigation of concepts such as authenticity and objectivity by using an encyclopaedic approach and quasi-scientific precision and by referencing documentaries, ‘fact-fiction’ and popular scientific equivalents.

Artist Bio / CV

Lives & works in Ghent(Belgium)

Solo Exhibitions                                                                    2013 Spatie-Espace, Casa Argentaurum, Ghent (B)              2009 "Hinweise zum lexikon", Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2008 "This photo has notes”, CCHasselt, Hasselt (B)
2007 “Lexicon”, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2006 “Et le Manuel”, Gallery Argentaurum, Knokke-Zoute (B)
2005 “Images Volées”, Gallery Argentaurum, Knokke-Zoute (B)

Group exhibitions                                                                  2013 Johan De Wilde: Ik wordt, Voorkamer - Lier (B)             2012 "Leaving for a living"@Parallel Events Manifesta 9(B)
2011 Group show, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts,Salzburg(A)                                                           
2010 Group show, Casa Argentaurum,Ghent(B)                      
2009 "Summer show",Galerie Jan Dhaese,Ghent(B)             
2009 "53rd Venice Biennial's" official satellite project "Détournement, Venice(I)                                                      
2009 "10+2 1/2 jaar Voorkamer", Voorkamer,Lier(B)
2008 "Summer show", Galerie Jan Dhaese,Ghent(B)         
2007 “Home is where the heart is”, Voorkamer,Lier(B)        
2007 "Summer show", Galerie Jan Dhaese,Ghent(B)         
2006 “Lineart”, Galerie Jan Dhaese,Ghent(B)                      
2005 “De Lichte Kamer”, Gallery S&H De Buck, Ghent(B)    
1995 “25 Jaar optie Fotografie en Film”, Museum for Contemporay Art, Ghent(B)                                                   
1994 “Ithaka”, Leuven(B)                                                          1993 “Lichtekooi”, Artscentre De Poort, Zonnebeke(B)      
1991 “Mensenfoto’s”, Gele Zaal,Ghent(B)
1991 “La Photographie Belge”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris(F)

Awards                                                                                       2005 Prize for Plastic Arts of the Province of East-Flanders, Ghent (B), selection                                                                
1990 Prize for Plastic Arts of the City of Harelbeke, Photography, Harelbeke (B),2nd mention                                                       
1990 Prize of the Province of Antwerp, Photography, Antwerp (B), selection                                                                             
1989 8th Prize of the Open National Photography, Museum of Photography, Charleroi (B), Prize “Clichés”

Education                                                                           
1994-1995 masters degree in Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts(KASK), Ghent, dept. photography                      
1987-1990 studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, dept. photography+film                                      
1984-1987 studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, dept. painting & dept. graphics + sculpture in evening classes