28 Vignon Street
Artiste

Karel Fonteyne

Belgium, 1950

The fingerprint of a child’s soul is the emotional imprint of his early reactions on impressions and experiences. We are who we were.
"As a young boy I used to wonder through the twilight of the woods, strange feelings slipped into my veins as the universe made me a witness of what one can’t tell nor describe.I loved to build small camps with branches and cover them with dried grass; sitting inside gave me a very strong attachment to nature: Sounds, smells and movement covered me with a coat of inner silence and frozen motion; it was like entering another dimension, cuddling loneliness. " Fonteyne started to read, especially the Latin American writers Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Octavio Paz, Rubem Fonseca, Julio Cortázar etc., as they were very connected to his way of thinking.More attracted by the inner than the outside world, and after having seen movies from Bergman, Fellini and in particular ‘Fuglane’ by Tarjei Vesaas which impressed him because of the incredible pictorial description of the inner lives of the three main protagonists and the nature surrounding them, he started to photograph. The ingredients of his photographs are quite dark: the unknown loneliness and the mysteries of the puzzle of life are never far away, Fonteyne likes to combine things which have nothing in common and gives these an unexpected meaning and direction. "I usualy don't photograph what I see but how my mind reflects it".


— Karel Fonteyne

Suivez cet artiste

Nous vous informerons dès que nous recevrons de nouvelles œuvres ou de nouveaux livres de cet artiste.

Partagez cet artiste

Partagez cet artiste sur vos médias sociaux préférés

Inclus dans ces expositions

Iconobelge II - Expositions en cours
Karel Fonteyne - Expositions en cours

fermer le panier de shopping

Votre panier de shopping

YOU ARE CURRENTLY ON THE SITE FOR
États Unis

Selecting your country will allow 28 Vignon Street to offer you services adapted to your location.

Choose your country

Choose your currency

Choose your language

Politique de cookies
28 Vignon Street utilise des cookies pour améliorer l'expérience de l'utilisateur. En continuant, vous acceptez ces cookies. Lisez tout à ce sujet dans notre politique de cookies.

Newsletter 28 Vignon Street

Ne manquez pas nos nouvelles expositions, œuvres d'art et livres!