Ronny Delrue, Ghent, 2019

Portraits of artists related to S.M.A.K. Ghent, re-portrayed 20 years later
Early ‘2000 I started a series of portraits of artists related to the Museum of Contemporary Arts S.M.A.K. Ghent. 
It was a rich experience to meet and discuss more than 20 contemporary artists and immerse myself as a 20-year old student in their artistic worlds, represented in their studios. The portrait series that resulted (check it out here) seems to have distinctive qualities to date and received some international honors (among others at the prestigious IPA awards in the USA in 2008)

Related to the 20th anniversary of the S.M.A.K. Museum in 2019, I initiated a new chapter of the project by re-visiting and re-photographing the same people from a contemporary approach. 

It's fascinating to face the evolution of 20 years of time and changes within peoples art practice and life. There is the personal and artistic development, houses and studios which have changed, some people moved abroad, a couple of people are not among us anymore.. Life.. 

I will continue this project throughout the summer of 2019 and keep you updated with new work.
Thomas Bogaert, Ghent, 2019
Luc Deleu, Antwerp, 2019
Johan Tahon, Oudenaarde, 2019
Philippe Vandenberg (+2009), traces in his studio in Brussels, 2019
Peter De Cupere, 2018
Robert Devriendt, Brugge, 2019
Ronny Delrue, Ghent, 2019
Robert Devriendt, Brugge, 2019
Philippe Vandenberg (+ 2009), traces in his studio in Brussels, 2019
Willy De Sauter, Tielt, 2019
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