Marlies Goesaert, born 1955 in Kortrijk, Belgium
After my studies in photography in Ghent, I chose to study printmaking because it enabled me to continue working with photos – namely by practicing the technique of photopolymer.
In my work, photographs of buildings are important, and they account for a high percentage of the images on my travels. Following careful selection, I choose a photo and start editing on the computer. I create a new image using details and cutouts. Through repetition and/or mirroring, and by leaving out disruptive details, I achieve a certain abstraction. The end result is freed from the original image.
In the FMC I mainly focused on the photopolymer technique, or how my image could gain an even better finish by means of that technique. Printing media, by which I mean the different types of printing papers, provide an unusual effect that a photo printer can barely approach. I have also experimented with the four-colour print, which enables you to create a different mood than with black and white.
23.01.2017 - 03.03.2017