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Dead Rooms

2015-...

A look into interiors of the past, which have been substantially restored or even reconstructed. These interiors are trying to bring alive the life stories of important or less important persons and periods of the past. How does the interior represent the personality and the work of these artists and writers? How was the light, the colors or the atmosphere in the past? We only knew about written descriptions, paintings and drawings and black and white photographs. These series give us an idea of how it would be in reality, without the disturbing contemporary surroundings. Work in progress.

  • A PAINTER'S HOUSE + THE HOUSE   Karin Borghouts, graphic design Jean-Michel Meyers

    2017-2022

    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…

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

    2012

    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

    2011-2021

    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

    2019

    Vincent was here

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