Bert Danckaert


PLUS-ONE Gallery presents the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Bert Danckaert.

Belgian photographer Bert Danckaert's first solo exhibition 'THE STATE OF THINGS' at PLUS-ONE Gallery brings together work from the series True Nature, Unfinished Cities and Horizon made between 2014 and 2023. Each of the images is a visual exploration of some of the world's most vibrant metropolises: Havana, Bangkok, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Łódź, Mexico City, Macau, Hanoi and Nagasaki. These cities, often mega-cities with complex histories and realities, form the backdrop for Danckaert's photography.

Flat and mathematically built compositions suggest a connection to colour field painting. Straight lines and coloured surfaces refer unmistakably to Malevich's constructivism. A red staircase, yellow and blue colour fields... Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? These "found paintings" challenge conventions by entering into a dialogue with various artistic disciplines such as painting, installation art and ready-made, while remaining true to photographic strategies and documentary style.

Artists: Bert Danckaert

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