Published on November 16, 2022
Artist photographer Jean Claude Wouters presents "Light of Void" at the Alien Art Centre in Taiwan, alongside artist Arman from November 23, 2022 to March 9, 2023.
The title of the current exhibition Light of Void, includes purposely the word “light”. It is presently this special light Wouters’ works speak about. “I draw with light, I don’t make a copy of reality”, Wouters says. In japanese photography is translated by shashin, two ideograms meaning copy/reality. In most occasions, photography is used as “a copy of reality”, rather than "drawing with light". I prefer to think of the photography of the beginnings, in the XIX century, with its special painting feeling.” All the technics Wouters use are very traditional photographic ones and it is a fact that most of them are disappearing quickly pushed out by the new digital technology for photography. In a few years from now, Wouters might not be able to create more the art pieces he makes today that we can see in this current exhibition, while the special mat baryte paper he uses has already became difficult to find. We won’t see anywhere else such a refined nuance of greys like in Wouters’ work– which are never black and white but merely a unique greyish.
From November 23, 2022 to March 9, 2023
ALIEN Art Center
No.111, Gushan 1st Rd., Gushan Dist.,
Kaohsiung City 804, Taiwan