WINKS OF TANGENCY”


The first contact with the photos of Paul D'Haese is surprising and fascinating: despite their inviting character they have something inscrutable. With their open spaces, their brilliant light, their soothing silence, these photos are indeed an invitation. We can not deny their beauty. The frame seems deserted, we get the impression of being able to walk there in peace, or perhaps we have ever walked there, in our minds. The surprise we experience seems familiar - Unheimlich Freud would have called it, but the experience runs smoothly without fear, without excessive restlessness. Yet they keep us at a distance and they seem far away and inaccessible: the countless walls or ruins, the trompe-l'oeils and dead-end alleys, the broken-off perspectives, the interrupted escape routes do not offer a concrete landmark, no support for the errant gaze. Are we in a hyperrealistic dream, a hallucination?

Emmanuel d'Autreppe

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“WINKS OF TANGENCY” includes a selection of my photographic work, from 2013 to 2018.
is printed and published by
Stockmans Calendars & Art Books.
Design by
Atelier Sven Beirnaert & Paul D’Haese
Text by Francis Denys & Jean-Marc Bodson.

Released December 16th, 2018

ISBN 9789077207604
Dim. 28,8 x 24,6 cm, 90 pages, 4 colours
Stockmans Art Books
Contact / order - dhaesepaul @ skynet.be
Signed - 35 euro - excl. shipping

Limited edition - 20 copies only, with certificate and 1 artist print 27 x 22,5 cm, signed and numbered.
200 euro - excl. shipping - Make your choice from these 3 photos

 

"dagblind" (DAYBLIND)

Il y a des images aveugles, comme il y a des visages et des façades aveugles. Et tous ont "à voir" les uns avec les autres. Il est question, dans les photographies de Paul D'Haese, à la fois d'intériorité et de la pure apparence des choses. Quelques portraits, de face, yeux clos, alternent avec des "scènes" ou des paysages a priori classiques, attentifs au détail, à la netteté, à la nuance. Mais sous ces traits apparemment conformes, la construction de Paul D'Haese est également plastique et, peut-être plus encore, mentale : elle nous convie à la fois à une forme de contemplation, de méditation, mais aussi à un questionnement de ce que la modernité semble nous avoir enseigné, à travers la médiation mécanique de l'appareil photo, sur le lien entre la perception humaine et la complexité du monde visible.

Emmanuel d'Autreppe

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Yellow Now - Côté photo
56 p. coul. et n/b, 24 x 28 cm
mars 2010 - ISBN 978-2-87340-255-6
Dépôt légal: D/2010/2310/9
29 euros
Texte/tekst (fr. + nl.)
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