Bruno V. Roels

Belgium, Antwerp Gallery Fifty One

Born in 1976, Bruno V. Roels lives and works in Ghent (Belgium).

He divides his time between photographing, and writing about photography. He considers the act of printing (turning a photograph into a tangible object) as important as the act of photographing itself.

He photographs almost non-stop, documenting his entire life, building a sizeable archive. In his dark room he uses this archive to explore the analogue photographic process. Rather than trying to make ‘the perfect gelatin silver print’ he assumes that all prints are perfect and gives all 
variations equal attention.

He’s looking for poetry, and photographic truth, in sequences and fluctuations. Details in his photographs may become lead motives in bigger compositions, and obvious subject matter is reduced to abstract information through numerous reiterations.

Bruno V. Roels will be premiering new work at Unseen 2014. Please note: The work here is not the premiere itself, but an indication of the work that will be shown at the fair.