STATEMENT Dries Segers’ process-based practice mainly focuses on the idea of an uncontrollable image, self-generating images.
He is exploring the borders between abstract and figurative photography. Seeing becomes at issue. How does a camera react to a subject? How does the viewer intertwines with it?
As with “undecided photographs’, negative analogue film techniques allow
an image from the back of the camera, optics disengages and create an accidental photograph using only light, space and time. The process
becomes the result. Segers endeavours to cause collaborations with the unforeseen.
Color produced by science (kelvin) or images generated by sound, movement and memory (a vale of desolation), color-spectrum at the blink of your eye (seeing a rainbow). His praxis examines the slowness of the photographic image that often leaves reality to seek out for its own abstraction and elegance. (hits of sunshine, black body)
The wonderment and fascination arises again with the creation of something where the artist has releases his supervision and becomes a spectator himself.
Dries Segers (°1990) studied at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts (Listahaskoli) and the Sint-Lukas Brussels. It’s there that he graduated as Master in the visual arts. He participated in groupshows and individual shows in BOZAR, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Botanique, KMSKA, stilll gallery, De Warande, Brakke Grond (NL), Listahaskoli (IS), Fotoğraf Vakfı Festival, Istanbul (TR), Warte für Kunst, Kassel (D) en Neue Galerie in Höhmannhaus Augsburg (D).
In 2015 his first artistbook ‘seeing a rainbow’ was publiced by De Warande and he got selected by the Fotomuseum Antwerp as upcoming artist in the magazine ‘.tiff’. His work balances between abstract and lens-based photography. The way of seeing becomes the subject itself.
Since 2008 he worked and published as a freelance photographer for
De Standaard, Weekend Knack, De Morgen, Monopol Magazine, Canvas, many musicians and cultural institutions.