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Rooilijn

2002-2011

Rooilijn: Dutch for the boundary line between private space and the public road.
Karin Borghouts photographs places in our urbanised environment. She points her lens at the things people normally pass by. The photographs acquire - as a result of their well-chosen framework - an alienating character, rather than being objective testimonials. Street scenes are shown as closed spaces that capture the viewer’s eye. Paving stones, the texture of front walls, hedges, blind windows, door surfaces and pointless details are elevated from banality. These balanced and tranquil images place tension on the relationship between viewer and reality. Large format analogue camera.

  • 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…