Alex De Bruycker lives and works in Maarkedal, Belgium. He has a varied approach to his environment. Wandering around with his camera he is in a constant dialogue with the “here and now,” and this can be anything everywhere. His work isn't defined by genre, theme or method. Looking at his images, one may have the feeling to see fragments of ordinary things, abstracts of buildings, environments, moments, which may be obvious but that we overlook in our daily life. The pictures are taken randomly, by coincidence, sometimes straight. Since he shoots mostly film, he doesn’t know how they will come out; and doesn't care – even before he touched the button, the picture was already taken! It is not the subject what matters but the “connection” he feels when encountering a subject through light, colour, composition, shadows and shape.

Since 2017 he started with painting driven by the fact he wanted to be independent of his environment creating art and the aim to do something with his hands by the use of textiles as substrate; clearly influenced by his background as a master in textiles. His abstract work is characterized, as in his photography, by tactility and in first sight simpleness. Having a closer look one will discover a certain complexity in the use of different layers, making it possible to create a certain illusion, curiosity.

BORN 1968, Ghent (Belgium)

STUDIES 1986-1990 Master in textiles


2017Summer expo 'Black to the future' @ C-Mine, Genk (B) 16/06/2017 till 03/09/2017
2017Märchenwald @ CC Elckerlyc, Antwerp (B) 06/02/17
Solo exhibition
Sentimos - Portretten en landschappen @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 02/09/16 till 09/10/2016

Sven Verhaeghe, Maaike Leyn, Stefaan Van Biesen, Chistina Mignolet , Willy Vynck, Alex De Bruycker, Philip Henderickx-Hans Defer-Johan Clarysse- Reniere&Depla-Katleen Vandenberghe, Frank Kenis – Tanja Kumpermond

2016Exposition @ Nape Arsenale in Venice 19/03 till 02/04
Finalist ‘Arte Laguna Prize 2016’
2015Stories of Identity @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 12/06/2015 till 30/08/2015
Fotofestival Gent 80 Days of Summer
2015Beyond architecture’ with Wim Carrein paintings @ De Directeurswoning, Roeselare (B), 06/06 till 28/06

2015Momentum’ with Virginie Besengez Ceramist @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B), 15/05 till 21/06

2014Architectuur anders belicht’ – ‘Architecture enlightened’ @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B), 01/10/2014 – 05/11/2014