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Jonathan De Maeyer

Jonathan De Maeyer holds a master's degree in Visual Arts - Photography from LUCA School Of Arts Ghent and works on autonomous projects as well as projects in collaboration with artists and musicians.

Jonathan is working on a digital and analog image archive that forms the basis for associatively composed series that try to translate the utopian desire for an unknown landscape. Additionally, the series are about the interpretation of place. Landscape is a freely discussed genre in art history and certainly in photography. The boundaries of perception seem to be determined by figures of speech and certain successful interpretations. In his work he tries to reinterpret landscape and give the viewer access to an alternative, personal perception.

“In recent years I investigated the effect of walking and wandering on my perception of the landscape. Along with the discovery of an emotional stratification that exists in the perception of landscapes, I have come to realize that the images in my head are influenced by literary / historical tropes and melancholy. “From where does the desire for an imaginary ideal landscape that most likely does not exist come from?” How does an idea get into my head when I don't even know what it looks like?”