Vincent Delbrouck

Havana


2004
Photography
29,5 x 20,5 cm
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2005
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts



After making several reports in Belgium, Cuba and Colombia, Vincent Delbrouck gave up any idea of photo-journalistic performance whilst working with a group of mentally ill elderly women: Dementia (1999-2001). This series, awarded prizes on several occasions in Belgium and Italy, forms the prologue of research focusing on his own confrontation with reality, his autobiography, relational problems, inertia, etc. Vincent then went on to use colour and focused his photography only on those close to him and his past, whether in Brussels or in Havana, the city where he has built close relationships ever since his first trip in 1997. Obsessed with intimate portraits, he offers a fairly minimalist interpretation of reality, revealing his models as his own identity of the common man. In 2004, he started “fake” notebooks combining personal and recovered photos, texts, naive paintings and drawings. This image comes from his book project Beyond History (Havana 1998-2006), eventually published by Bold Publishing (Amsterdam) in 2008. (Vicent Delbrouck)

°1975




Lives and works in Loupoigne, Belgium



http://www.vincentdelbrouck.be/