Biography

From a family of artists, a grandmother who was a photographer and painter, and a mother who was a photographer and poet, Barbara de Jonghe naturally took up an artistic path. She studied drawing and painting at the Academy of Brussels, to enter the world of the art market. Art adviser on an international scale for a family of collectors, she evolved among Impressionist, Modern and contemporary works of art.
Enriched by this experience, she very quickly felt a pressing need to create, and, returning to her basics, she embarked on photography. Her art reflects an alliance between sources of inspiration and affirmation of her own style, between influences and her own personal signature.
Photography: © Kevin Wipperman

Artistic world

Her creative universe offers questions about abstraction and femininity through a palette of techniques that she explores with pleasure and curiosity.
Demanding, elegant, questioning, introspection, humour: this quintet of terms expresses the vibrant core of her works, the focus of the artist's imagination. Based on a serial protocol, Barbara de Jonghe's aesthetics blurs the boundary between so-called objective photography and the subjective photography founded by Otto Steinert.
With subjective photography, which comes in very diverse forms, from Otto Steinert to Wolfgang Tilmans, she shares the vision of an art that experiments with the poetics of the image. A Manifesto of Chromaticism, of purity of form, of the imprint of Pop Art, Barbara de Jonghe's works are part of the current movement in photography.

Exhibitions

2020

Collectible Art Fair
Brussels, BE

2020

Beyond the Bushes
Galerie Émilie Dujat & Jonathan Kugel
Brussels, BE

2019

Good Things Happen When You Smile
Brussels, BE

2019

Privat exhibition
Paris, FR

2017/2018

Privat exhibition
London, UK

2017/2018

Sabrina Monte Carlo's Exhibition
Monaco

2016

The Edge of Light
TEN Gallery
Knokke-Le-Zoute, BE

2016

Auction Dhondt-Daenens Museum
Sint-Martens-Latem, BE

2015

AFF Art Fair
Art Unity Gallery
London, UK

2015

CHRISTIE’S Auction to the benefit of Bordet Institue
Brussels, BE

2015

Loctus Auction
In collaboration with Paddle 8
Miami, US

2015

Privat exhibition
Caribbean

2014

Cité Internationale des Arts de la ville de Paris
Paris, FR

2014

Contemporary Art auction to the benefit of UNICEF
Cornette de St Cyr
Brussels, BE

2014

Privat collection
Brussels, BE

2013

Kowal + Odermatt Gallery
Miami, US

2013

Les Baisers
Galerie Émilie Dujat & Espace Chatelain 18
Brussels, BE

2013

L’Accueil
Brussels, BE

2012

Abstract Worlds
Degroof Bank
Wavre, BE

2012

L’Accueil
Pierre Bergé
Sablon, Brussels, BE

2011

We Are Different Gallery
Brussels, BE

2011

Privat exhibition
Brussels, BE

Presse

Le SOIR

weekend

Collectible Art fair
BELGIUM 2020

L'événement

ART

Les Baisers
BELGIUM 2013

La Libre Belgique

Toute le monde En parle

Coup de cœur une artiste photographe belge
BELGIUM 2011

UNICEF

CONTEMPORY ART BELGIUM

Publication dirigée par Cornette de Saint Cyr
BELGIUM 2011

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