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Tossed and Caught

Tossed and Caught , 2013 - Etienne Courtois

Tossed and Caught , 2013

Etienne Courtois  

27,5 x 33,5 cm / 10.83 x 13.19 inch
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artist on a certificate

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  • Medium: Archival Inkjet print in an oak frame
  • This work is framed
  • Ships in 15 to 20 business days from Brussels (BE)

about this work

In the winter 2013, Etienne Courtois stayed in a small house in the high desert of South California, US. It was a house that could easily have been part of the John Dicola’s series Isolated Houses from the nineties. The house was built on the last stretch of occupied land before the desert completely takes over – a very special place.

Etienne Courtois used his time there to work outdoors, in the backyard, working with things found in the local DIY store and in the shed behind the house, full of leftover construction material, like this piece of copper wire.


Benefits following the sales of this works will go to the production of a catalogue for Etienne Courtois.

about Etienne Courtois

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.

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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.

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