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A Painter's House


Book release 11 September 2022.
After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his unmarried daughters and son. The sisters continued to live there until they were well into their eighties. They kept the house intact, as their father left it behind.The photos of these authentic interiors offer a view to a time that is not too far behind us, but yet has ended. Through her art painters education, and helped by a beautiful light, Karin Borghouts knows how to unveil this photogenic environment with a special and empathic sensitivity.
Exhibition with Mieke Teirlinck in Gallery De Mijlpaal, Knokke Belgium. October 27, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Archival pigment prints/Dibond/framed available in two formats 100 x 125 cm (ed. 3) and 60 x 75 cm. (ed. 5).

The series continued in 2022.
Photography Book 'A Painter's House' coming in September 2022 in the same concept as THE HOUSE, published in 2021.
Order your book or special edition book + print on the online store.

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  • The house, archival pigment print 65 x 52 cm ©KBorghouts


    The house - Het huis

    A fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. The event causes a shock and a wake of all…

  • Series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts


    Paris Impasse

    Paris has about 600 impasses, cités, villas and squares: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within the Périphérique,…

  • Vincent was here, Church Auvers sur Oise, 65 x 50 cm © Karin Borghouts, 2017


    Vincent was here

    After Karin Borghouts took photographs of the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents’ burned-out home, she became aware of her…

  • The Final Journey ©Karin Borghouts, 2020, 10 x 10 cm


    De laatste reis / The Final Journey

    The home, the place where we can safely retreat. It is also the place where our identity becomes visible. Interiors…