Jan Vercruysse

Galerie Bruges la Morte

In this exhibition, Jan Vercruysse, primarily known for his photographs and sculptures, presented an extraordinary set of books and prints, which he produced with the Belgian publisher, Yves Gevaert. Informed by the work of Marcel Duchamp and Marcel Broodthaers, Vercruysse’s photographs explore the conventions of posing and portraiture. Together with his sculptural series entitled “Atopies” and “Tombeaux” (Tombs), they have rigorously examined the relationships between art, architecture and design.

Here we find a striking manipulation of graphic space. Through the choice of paper, color, and the simple disposition of the printed word on the page, the artist has created a group of works which are as visually striking as they are intellectually challenging. Like all of Vercruysse’s work, they can be read in different directions, with a complete lack of hierarchical ordering. In this work, in

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