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L'esprit de l'espace

2008-2019

Karin Borghouts is fascinated by places. Her keen, analytical eye allows her to touch the sensitivities in the environment, interiors and buildings. Doors, windows, corridors and stairs are approached with an archetypal significance. Spatial information is no longer present but is elevated by the photo to a conscious observation field by which the poetry of human spatial action can rise to the surface. The soul of combined coincidence and human (in)ability sensitively strips the concealing veil of unconscious perception. Karin Borghouts’ photos are situated on the edge between documentary language and inner vision. Like no other photographer, she feels the monumentality of the buildings and museums. The grandeur and vastness of the rooms that she depicts in the flat surface of the photo are fascinating. The images are a showcase full of fine, meticulous details that are captured thanks to the high-quality technology in taking the photo as well as the high-quality printing. Work in progress.

  • Auvers sur Oise Kerk copyright Karin Borghouts

    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…

  • 15 Arr, Villa Letellier, © Karin Borghouts

    2011-2019

    Paris Impasse

    “Paris has more than 600 ‘impasses’: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. And that is without counting the…

  • The house, archival pigment print ©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 'A painter's house' © Karin Borghouts, 2017

    2017

    A painter's house

    After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his daughters. The sisters continued to…