To take leave is a duoshow with Bram Dejonghe.

I made use of the anthotype process using ink sensitive to light out distillated out of plants, weeds and flowers. It was a search together with the seasons, forests and layers of earth to find the right plant for the right purpose.

The anthotypes got lightened for months by natural sunlight until the image was tinted into the paper. When the work was exhibited the images slowly destroy themselves using the same light that made them visible until they disolve into a vague memory. A circular process.
DMW Gallery           Antwerp, 2018
09 March - 29 April 2018


In october 1833 Henry Fox Talbot wrote about the desire to invent a process which could fixate optical images. It was only in 1839 that this act succeeded. In the meanwhile all photographic images disappeared by the light that constructed them.


THESE WORKS WILL LEAVE                    THEY WILL NOT COME BACK                    GET USED TO THE AFTER IMAGE                    KEEP THEM ON YOUR MIND



flag, 2018, 28,5x40cm, Anthotype with platbased ink (poppyflower), wooden birch frame behind the print
times, 2019 (in dissolving stage), 19,4x28cm, Anthotype with platbased ink (poppyflower), wooden birch frame behind the print
killer, 2018, 50x70x3cm, UV-print on mat plexi directly on wood
private isle, 2018, 50x70x3cm, silkscreen with charcoal, elderberries and lilies of the valley, wooden birch frame behind the print
the chain, 2018, 30x50cm, UV-print on mat plexi directly on wood

Ask your hands to know the things they hold ︎