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Katrien
De Blauwer

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Love me tender 232, 2019

Love me tender 232, 2019

Love me tender 232, 2019Love me tender 160, 2019Love me tender 44, 2018Love me tender 143, 2019Dirty scenes 7, 2019Dirty scenes 20, 2019Katrien Blauwer, Jump cuts 15, 2016Katrien Blauwer, Single Cuts 72, 2016Katrien Blauwer, Single cuts 112, 2016Katrien Blauwer, Jump Cuts 12, 2016Katrien Blauwer, Rien 16, 2016Katrien Blauwer, Loin 45, 2015Katrien Blauwer, Tête 9, 2014

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.

DIRTY SCENES

DIRTY SCENES

Katrien de Blauwer

2019

978–91–88113–25–2

Page after page they undress. Their legs laying down gracefully on a bed, resting for eternity—so it seems. Others are standing up, can you feel the warmth coming out of their skin? It seems they are dancing together from scene to scene. Inviting you to join them. Their naked bodies find refuge between the paint strokes, next to the cardboards, under the pencil marks. They will not show us their eyes, we won’t know what their faces look like. They are only bodies. Yet, can’t you feel their glance, looking right through you.

First edition of 400 copies, numbered and signed.

Dirty Scenes by Katrien De Blauwer (b. 1969, Belgian) accompanies her exhibition Love Me Tender in Paris, France at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, May 18–June 15, 2019

Edition LIBRARYMAN 

WHY I HATE CARS

WHY I HATE CARS

Katrien de Blauwer

2019

978–91–88113–23–8

Following her previous book When I Was a Boy, Katrien De Blauwer (b. 1969, Belgian) continues to explore her medium of « photography without a camera » in the monograph Why I Hate Cars. After studies in painting and fashion, De Blauwer began delving into a wayward artistic practice by collecting imagery from old magazines and newspapers — as a therapeutic self investigation, of which became the foundation of her work. In creating her own collages, De Blauwer reveals an inner realm as she initiate anonymous and cinematic narrations. In this particular work, she began experimenting with paint and crayons — bearing an additional layer of colors to the stories she tells.

The book contains an excerpt written by Katrien De Blauwer, taken from one of her notebooks.

First edition of 1,000 copies. Special edition of 50 copies, numbered, in paperboard slipcase, screen printed in white, with signed and hand-drawn original print. Choice of 5 prints — 10 copies of each print.

Why I Hate Cars accompanies her exhibition Love Me Tender in Paris, France at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, May 18–June 15, 2019.

Edition LIBRARYMAN 

Stills

Stills

Katrien de Blauwer

2016

978-2955795309

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

I do not want to disappear silently into the night

Katrien de Blauwer

2014

978-2-9541974-1-8

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

Inappropriate Repetitions

Katrien de Blauwer

2012

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

Edition Redfoxx Press

  • Photos adoptées

    Bruzz review, 2017

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  • Scenes

    Parisart, novembre 2017

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  • Les blasons féminins de Katrien De Blauwer

    Marie Claire, décembre 2016

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  • The New York Times, août 2016

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  • Images de soi

    Esprit, juin 2016

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

    Grazia, mai 2016

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  • Le top 5 des expos de la semaine

    Les inRocks, mai 2016

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  • Katrien de Blauwer, Single Cuts (exposition)

    Le Littéraire, mai 2016

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  • Exposition « Single Cuts » de Katrien de Blauwer

    Actuphoto, mars 2016

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  • Katrien de Blauwer, Photographer without a Camera

    Need Supply Co, janvier 2016

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