Pieter Ombregt's work (XYZ) in Istanbul at the Elgiz Museum
Pieter Ombregt's work (XYZ) in Istanbul at the Elgiz Museum October 9 - 31, 2012.
"… The day as we compose it has become a series of scheduled activities and not of perceptions. When we talk about our day, we talk about what we did or crammed in, not what we noticed or thought …" Pieter Ombregt (1980-2007)
The Elgiz Museum will be holding the "XYZ" Exhibition of the photography work of Pieter Ombregt, a Belgian born conceptual artist who died at a very young age after a tragic cycling accident. The Exhibition can be visited from 9 till 31 October. It is shown in the context of the Museum’s "Project Room /Proje Odası" series.
The 1980 born artist came to Chicago and studied fine arts photography at Columbia College. Chicago also created the setting for the photographs of the XYZ project. This photography series is the narrative of urban life, portraying the eerie feeling of "loneliness" of the urban individual.
With a dramatic lighting and a sense of linearity in the photographs, there is this lonesome man in his orange jumpsuit, standing still, observing but never "fitting" ... The man is not a self portrait but an image of the urban prisoner. The very populated city in his photographs is uncomfortably deserted, with glimpses of high rises, docks or streets, but no people.
The artist, always the "protagonist" in his work, questions life and "being," while waiting viewers supply their own answers.
Pieter Ombregt has also some writings, statements which capture the "moment" not only by his camera but by his pen as well.
Please view a new website of Pieter's work, here