Sales Ended

Tim van den Oudenhoven: my practice as Artist

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Palazzo Riso

365 Via Vittorio Emanuele

90134 Palermo

Italy

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Il sole dietro la montagna

The visualisation of an inner journey: there is no better way to summarise Tim van den Oudenhoven's photographic creative process. In early works, his photographic experiments stemmed from an the urge to decypher his deeper self. Now, this inner journey has become the guiding theme through all his works. The quest for a photographic identity was replaced by the desire to retain his personal photographic integrity.

Supported by a strong knowledge of the history of literature, art and cinema, Tim's visual imagery continuously attempts to explore the limits of the medium.

Basso Ioco

Tim’s quest for a personal photographic identity begins with a complete tabula rasa of the medium. In the first phase, the destroyed body is of primary importance: both the photographic subject as well as the photographic matter are negated. Tim shows literal destruction for what it is employing a voyeuristic, multimedial viewing pattern. Driven by inner unrest, the borders between emotional conflicts, bodily reactions, and the photographic medium are explored, both literally as well as figuratively. By evoking strong emotions such as pain, fear, and even pity, a purification of these emotions is achieved. Tim looks for the foundations of his imagery as part of an experimental catharsis.

This entire search results in an entirely personal and unique approach of the photographic medium. Indications of time and place are entirely redundant and irrelevant. Visual disorientation is prioritised. Constrictively presented, the subject is shown locked within itself. Tim's threatening, distorted visual language most of all wants to transcend the viewer's visual viewing patterns.

I sol tace

As part of his further evolution, Tim's work emphasises more the underlying psychological motifs than the visual physical action. The artist's stimulating, inner unrest never disappears, but appears to have found a certain psychological mercy and decorum. Having found his personal visual imagery, Tim takes his viewers along on an inner journey expressed through concretised personal impressions.

A disorienting impression of the horizon. A threatening Spiel of darkening and illuminating, revealing and hiding. The visual language further expands onto a spherical, more spacious level, where urban and natural landscape impressions are mixed to reveal an overwhelming symbolism. Without revealing any concrete information, a number of highlighted points of recognition seemingly lead towards a misleading determination of time and space. The viewer now has two options: either he is completely overwhelmed by the images and he loses himself in looking for answers that are not there, or he gets over it, takes satisfaction with the impressions and follows along into Tim's universe. As such, the lack of transparency and the threatening aspects of the images showcase a fragile and intimate insight into the artist's stream of consciousness.

Vetrate dell’anima

In his most recent creative phase, Tim seems to return to a focus on the organic. Even less than before, the body is now literally turned inside out and inspected. Using his estranging visual language, a distinct anatomical mysticism is captured. The specific use of close-ups, playing with light and colour, the specific staging and way of presentation exemplify the painterly aspects of Tim's work. Aside from the ever-present estranging, provocative and threatening aspects, there is also a presence of something calming, untouchable and almost sacred. They act as photographic stained glass windows that continuously reveal new elements.

A penchant for dissection becomes the subconscious theme in Tim's continuously innovative work. His inner journey is forever ongoing.

Every image is Tim. Every landscape is Tim. Every portrait is Tim.

They are the key to access, dissect and evaluate Tim's multifacetted persona.

Text written by: Erik Van Den Storm

Date and Time

Location

Palazzo Riso

365 Via Vittorio Emanuele

90134 Palermo

Italy

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved