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Etienne Courtois

°1969, Brussels (BE) - lives and works in Belgium (BE)

Finding inspiration in the nature of our relation to the image and its fracture prompted by the advent of digital photography, Etienne Courtois’ work deals with themes such as misappropriation, diversion, consumerism and our relation to authority. His photographic practice in general is interested in exploring the medium's potential and the resulting discrepancies between subject matter and the account of what is pictured.

Etienne Courtois examines this through tweaking the photographic process. Studio-based techniques are taken outside the studio, using natural light and analog manipulations. Through these he uses the narrative potential of his images to foster various levels of interpretation and to cultivate an intimate relation between the viewer and his work.

(courtesy of the artist)

Etienne Courtois has had solo exhibitions of his work at Superdakota, and Island, both in Brussels. Group exhibitions include Royal, Brussels; Galeria i!, Krakow; Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels; Doomed Gallery, London; and Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels.

You can discover more of Etienne Courtois’ work on his own website.