Abstract.

Based on a serial procedure, Barbara de Jonghe's aesthetics blurs the line between so- called objective and subjective photography.
This takes many different forms, from Otto Steinert to Wolfgang Tilmans, she shares the vision of an art that experiments with the poetics of the image.

Eclipses.

An eclipse, a natural phenomenon as rare as it is extraordinary, has fascinated but terrified mankind since the dawn of humanity. The artist draws from them an abstract vocabulary of colour and shape. By multiplying focal points, Barbara de Jonghe breaks the monofocal and returns to the basics of photography: light. She approaches the mystery through the phenomenon of its retreat, its occultation, namely the eclipse of the sun or the moon.
S.E.09.06
  • S.E.09.06

Eclipses.

"A terrestrial light different from all other lights.Then darkness. Perfect stillness. […] The only thought I had in mind during the entire eclipse was that probably feelings might stop too, "Michelangelo Antonioni speaking of his film The Eclipse (1962)

Skylines.

Working with the purity of line and geometric figures, these abstract works are reminiscent of Rothko's hieratic monochromes. Vectors of energy, the surfaces of colours, the patterns that are cut out there are offered as a projection screen on which the spectator projects his feelings. Barbara de Jonghe's imagination gives the spectator an active place. Through their play of intensive gradations of light, their unreal halo, this series calls for introspection, arouses reverie.
Lineart equation #2
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  • Lineart equation #2
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Skylines.

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Francis Bacon

Moving Lights.

After the geometric rigour, the artist explores the life of lines, their chaos, their twists, the nuclear energy of colour. Beneath the calm of appearances, she probes the violence of forces, the unleashing of dynamics at the edge of psychedelics. With its mystery, its powers, its vibrations, its corpuscular and undulatory aspects.
Stirrings Of Revolution #4
Paris 2012
  • Stirrings Of Revolution #4
    Paris 2012
Stirrings Of Revolution #1
Paris 2012
  • Stirrings Of Revolution #1
    Paris 2012
Stirrings Of Revolution #5
Paris 2012
  • Stirrings Of Revolution #5
    Paris 2012

Moving Lights.

"The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real." Lucian Freud

Poesy.

With its mystery, its powers, its vibrations, its corpuscular and undulatory aspects, the artist Barbara de Jonghe, descends into the eye of the luminous cyclone. Particular attention is paid to the sensuality of the material, to the textures: veils, gestures close to painting, a rain of atoms, play on form and distortion.
Carte Blanche
Allepo 2009
  • Carte Blanche
    Allepo 2009

Poesy.

Architecture.

In this series, the artist pays particular attention to the sensuality of the material, to the textures: veils, gestures close to painting, rain of atoms, play with form and distortion.
Line Bichromie #2
Brussels 2012
  • Line Bichromie #2
    Brussels 2012

Architecture.

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