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Katrien Blauwer, Scenes 162, 2017

Katrien De Blauwer

Born in Ronse in Belgium
Lives in Antwerp

Katrien de Blauwer has become a master in the art of “cutting”, a term that defines her practice better than “collage”, since the latter fails to express her mastery of composition and the formal impact of her creations. In fact, her artworks are not collages in the usual sense. They are not about associating fragments in order to recreate images like the surrealists did for instance. Her artistic gesture originates from an intuitive perception and a poetical process, but her approach is conceptual and essential in nature. Katrien de Blauwer is a meticulous observer and a careful analyst of the various elements that make up a photograph whether in relation to the subject matter – how it captures a piece of reality through framing- but also to the image space – the various levels and colors it is made of. However she is not directly a photographer. She prefers to pick and extract bits and pieces from others’ photographic language in order to revive their formal value.


Katrien de Blauwer



Katrien De Blauwer se désigne elle même comme une « photographe sans appareil ». L’artiste belge collecte et recycle images et photos issues de vieux magazines ou de journaux et crée à partir de ces fragments d’image d’étonnants collages évocateurs remettant au premier plan ces souvenirs effacés. Son travail est exposé dans toute l’Europe, figure dans de nombreuses publications, et est souvent mis en valeur par le New York Times.

Danny Clay est un compositeur et sculpteur de sons originaire de l’Ohio et résidant à San Francisco. L’artiste utilise des formes sonores diverses – objets trouvé, jouets musicaux, chutes analogiques ou numériques; etc. Sa musique a été éditée par Hibernate Recordings, Patient Sounds, Unknow Tone Records, Phiney, Parlour Tapes+ et Eilean Rec., entre autres.

STILLS est le fruit du dialogue entre les deux artistes.

Edition IIKKI

I do not want to disappear silently into the night

Katrien de Blauwer



Giuliana Prucca (Avarie) and me worked together on this book. The selection of collages explores the connection with Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni.

The book was printed on two kinds of paper. At the end and the beginning of the book there where text fragments on fold out pages. The middle part of the book consisited of blow ups of the back sides of my work.

The book was printed on 750 copies and 50 of them where made into special editions. These copies have an original double page work in analogy with the notebooks in them and are signed, numbered and stamped.

Edition Avarie

Inappropriate Repetitions

Katrien de Blauwer


A small book by Irish based Redfoxx Press in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies.

Edition Redfoxx Press

  • Photos adoptées

    Bruzz review, 2017

  • Scenes

    Parisart, novembre 2017

  • Les blasons féminins de Katrien De Blauwer

    Marie Claire, décembre 2016

  • The New York Times, août 2016

  • Images de soi

    Esprit, juin 2016

  • Expo : les collages de Katrien de Blauwer à la galerie Les Filles du Calvaire

    Grazia, mai 2016

  • Le top 5 des expos de la semaine

    Les inRocks, mai 2016

  • Katrien de Blauwer, Single Cuts (exposition)

    Le Littéraire, mai 2016

  • Exposition « Single Cuts » de Katrien de Blauwer

    Actuphoto, mars 2016

  • Katrien de Blauwer, Photographer without a Camera

    Need Supply Co, janvier 2016