Babs Decruyenaere

Would I be able to breathe without you

Visual artist Babs Decruyenaere creates a personal universe with whatever natural elements she finds outdoors. Pebbles, leaves, sea shells, … she collects the natural gems she comes across by incidence, on long walks along the beaches of Zeeland, Picardy or Lanzarote. Not to expose them merely as decorations, but to put them into well-considered compositions, by visual association.

Decruyenaere hardly ever takes her camera outdoors, the selection, storage and artistic creation is a process of concentration and fluid creativity that takes place in the intimacy of her studio. All objects get photographed and categorized before Decruyenaere reassembles them into amazing compositions.

Her photograms are minimalistic studies of structures, lines, motifs. The formal aspect is always predominant. Decruyenaere makes visual associations, almost abstractions. Her work experiments with different materials and how they relate to each other, triggering the imagination.

Artists: Babs Decruyenaere