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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.

  • The guardian of the Titans at the Domaine du Levant in Cuesmes. Several former mining sites are privately owned. © Karin Borghouts, 2024

    2024

    Au Borinage

    The Borinage, South-West of Mons in Belgium, was one of the most inspiring regions that Karin Borghouts visited as part…

  • Series Homescapes ©Karin Borghouts 2020

    2020-2024

    Homescapes

    This photographic project started in the spring of 2020, the year of the corona. For this photographic project Karin Borghouts…

  • Series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts

    2011-2021

    Paris Impasse

    Paris has about 600 cul de sacs, cités, villas and squares: streets that end in a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within…

  • Series 'A painter's house' © Karin Borghouts, 2017

    2017-2022

    A Painter's House

    After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his unmarried daughters and son. The…