Association and suggestion have always been important aspects of Bogaers’ visual language. He used to use photography as a tool to call up associations and create new meanings that went further than anything observable in a photograph, but the discovery of papier-mâché led him to a new domain: that of three-dimensionality. The exhibition My Life in the Bush of Ghosts offers an insight in Bogaers’ disparate universe of sculptures and installations, in which photography plays a vital role. After an introduction by curator Kim Knoppers, Paul Bogaers elaborates on this transition and on the creation of the works on show in the exhibition. Furthermore Bogaers elucidates on his fascination for African art, the central role of his collections, and his self-invented term ´Extended Photography'. Of course the audience is encouraged to ask questions. After the Artist Talk it is possible to have a drink at Foam Café.
ABOUT MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts presents the work of Paul Bogaers which he created in the last five years. During this period, his work has developed from two-dimensional to the three-dimensional domain of assemblage, sculpture and installation, in which photography plays a vital role. With his combinations of both collected and personal photographs, he invites the viewer to discover surprising links. Bogaers makes extensive use of paper-mâché, a material not often embraced by fine artists.
ABOUT PAUL BOGAERS
Paul Bogaers (Tilburg, 1961) studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg. He previously had solo exhibitions at Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), Museum De Pont (Tilburg) and took part in group exhibitions at Foam, W139 (Amsterdam), De Beyerd (Breda) and FoMu (Antwerp). Paul Bogaers has published several books, including the photography book Upset Down (2010) and the literary book Onderlangs (2007). Paul Bogaers is represented by Galerie Pennings in Eindhoven.