The photographic image commonly consists of a controlled manipulation of optical, technical and scientific parameters. Dries Segers expands the limits and possibilities of the photographic medium by focusing on the uncontrollable. His work balances between abstract and objective photograph. By giving photography the opportunity to encounter a process where technical and scientific rules are put to the test, he lets images emerge. Light(sensitivity) and time have been the main points of focus in his work. Recently this is slowly expanding towards the use of the apparatus and the role of reproduction of the photographic image. It’s a way of making dependencies between the creation of an image and redefining the social and (s)cult(p)ural value of it.
Dries Segers (b. 1990) lives and works in Brussels. He graduated at the Listahaskoli, Icelandic Academy for the Arts in Reykjavik (2011) and LUCA School of Arts, Sint Lukas Brussels (2013). His work has been shown in solo- and groupshows as The Weekend Room (Seoul, South Korea), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Musee and Galerie Botanique (Brussels, Belgium), Neue Galerie (Ausberg, Germany), Warte für Kunst (Kassel, Germany), 019 (Ghent, Belgium), BOZAR (Brussel, Belgium), Tique art space (Antwerp, Belgium), De Warande (Turnhout, Belgium) and Fotomuseum (Antwerp, Belgium)