Braeckman, Dirk . Dirk Braeckman

2011 / Roma Publications / 400 pp. / Color and black & white illustrations / 29.2 x 25.4cm

Dirk Braeckman is one of Belgiums leading artistic photographers. In each of his monumental photographic works, he creates an enclosed, isolated world that appears endless in its tactility, while at the same time gives short shrift to the illusions of the medium. These images do not aim to convey anything and yet they are suggestive of complete narratives.

 
Braeckman in the introduction of the book: (...) we discovered a large number of 'new' images - images that had never been printed. Detached from the context in which I had made them, they could be viewed anew and forge new connections. A number of these discoveries are included in this publication. From a physical perspective, they have yet to achieve definitive form. Ordinarily, the work exists first, and is published at a later date. Here, the reverse is true in some cases. Certain works exist only on the pages of this book, untitled, without dimensions - I may produce them as prints at some point in the future. This publication is, therefore, an autonomous instrument. It presents a state of affairs: extant and unprinted works, in whatever form, without conventional themes, periods or sequences. As such, this publication is a cross between an artist's book and a survey publication. And I feel right at home with this synthesized form. 
With essays in English and Dutch by Martin Germann and Dirk Lauwaert. Design: Kim Beirnaert. 

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