Circle Graduation 3About this photograph
The series of photographs by Barbara de Jonghe represent abstract visions of landscapes. The artist sources her inspiration in the meditative art of Mark Rothko, famous for having developed ?Colorfield Painting?. The Russian painter expresses himself by means of colour, which he paints on his canvases in blocks with uncertain borders. These shifting surfaces enable him to attain a particularly sensitive spiritual dimension. By exploring the limits of light and its movement, Barbara de Jonghe applies herself with the same discipline in her photographs. Her abstractions are based on her own impressions. Introspective, pure and minimalist, they invite spectators to meditate. They are therefore not called upon to question what they see, but how they feel as they discover these kinds of images. Stripped of their real meaning, Barbara de Jonghe endows her landscapes with an imaginary and poetic dimension.Read more Read less
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Born in Belgium in 1981, Barbara de Jonghe has cultivated her passion for art since childhood. Influenced by the creative talents of her poet mother and painter-photographer grandmother, she decided to study at the Ã‰cole des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Shortly afterwards, she joined one of the most influential art dealer families for whom she worked to promote the great Impressionist and modern masters. In regular attendance at fairs and auctions, she became inspired by her travels abroad, to the extent that one day, she decided to take a camera with her in order to take her own pictures. A former model, as of 2009, she affirmed her desire to pass to the other side of the lens. Her abstract photographs are collected in Brussels, London, New York, and in Germany and Switzerland. They have notably been shown at the CitÃ© Internationale des Arts Ã Paris and at the home of the auctioneer Pierre Cornette in Saint-Cyr, with the proceeds going to Unicef.