Who?

karelfonteyne7@gmail.com

The fingerprint of a child’s soul is the emotional imprint of his early reactions on impressions and experiences.
We are who we were.

"As a young boy I used to wonder through the twilight of the woods, strange feelings slipped into my veins as the universe
made me a witness of what one can’t tell nor describe.
I loved to build small camps with branches and cover them with dried gras,sitting inside gave me a very strong attachment
to nature :
Sounds,smels and movement covered me with a coat of inner silence and frozen motion it was like entering another dimension,
cuddling loneliness.
He started to read ,especialy the South american writers like Jorge Luis Borges,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez,Adolfo Bio Casares,Octavio Paz,Ruben Fonseca,Julio Corthazar etc..
as they were very connected to his way of thinking.
More attracted by the inner than the outside world, and after having seen movies from Bergman, Fellini and in particular ‘Fuglane’
by Terjei Vesaas which impressed himby the incredible pictorial description of the inner lives
of the three persons and the nature surrounding them, he started to photograph.
The ingredients of his photographs are quite dark: the unknown lonelines and the mysteries of the live-puzzle are never far away,
he likes to combine things who have nothing in common and gives them an unexpected meaning and direction.
"I usualy don't photograph what I see but how my mind reflects it".

BIO
KAREL FONTEYNE
1950 Koningshof - ANTWERP

2020
Publication of 'Spell' 50 Years of Photograpphy
Retrospectif "The Circle' Art center Hangar Brussels

2018
"Platina Prints" Ingrid Deuss Gallery Antwerp
"Faces" Artelli Gallery Antwerp
"Inner" Adornes Bruges

2017
Photobrusselsfestival Hangar "Portraits"
GalleryWilms Venlo
Festival du Condroz dialogue avec Paul Nougé et Karel Fonteyne "Rêver"
La Chataignerai Liège centre d'art contemporain Liege

2016
Gallery 44 Bruges

2015

A galerie Brussels
Galerie Didier Claes Brussels
De Buck Gallery Ghent

2014
Tales of Silence Gallery Ingrid Deuss

2013
Gallery Ingrid Deuss Knokke
Gallery De Buck Ghent
Young gallery - Boxes in a Box

2012
Miami Basel Art Fair BelCham ( USA )
Galerij Debuck Ghent
Maison Européenne de la photographie - Contrejour ( F )
Festival D'Arles - éditions Contrejour ( F )

2011
Lineart Gallery Ingrid Deuss Ghent
Gallery Ingrid Deuss Antwerp

2010
Art Brussels Gallery Moba

2009
Noorderlichtfestival fotografie Groningen ( N)
Gallery Sand Groningen

2008
Art library University Ghent
Momac Biennale Internationale de la Photographie Liège
Art Track Gallery Ghent Pistoleros

2007
Lineart 26 Moba Gallery Ghent Pistoleros
Moba Galerie Brussels ( Pistoleros
Publication PISTOLEROS Editeur Michel Husson
Young galerie Brussels

2006
The Unbearable Truth-machine Art Track gallery Ghent
A private vieuw Gert Voorjans Antwerp

2005
Gallery Art Track Ghent

2004
Needles to pin

2002
Pulsions Gallery Maurice Keitelman Brussels

1996
Shapes and Things Gallery Maurice Keitelman Brussels

1994
Opens Art Questhouse Menorca ( S )

1992
Book Prayers for The Deaf, unpublished
-Black borders
-Abracadabra
-Astral Journey
-Aeiou

1991
Prinz Gallery Tokio ( J )
Famous Photogallery London ( GB )
Nominé Festival de la mode Barcelone ( S )
Paradise Lost

1990
Edition BLack Earth Imschoot Ghent (
-Blue Hotel
-Il me semblait
-Asterion
Publication Sea Stars editeur De Cocker ( B )
French Vogue

1998
Lullaby and other series

1988
Warning
Hungarian Horses

1982 - 1992
Works as a fashion photographer ( B-I-N-FR-GB-US-J-GR-G-SP )
Amica - Bazaar -Linea Italiana - Elle -Marie Claire -Joyce -Vingt Ans - City Magazine
Max - French Vogue- Vanity Fair - Interview- New YorkTimes- Jardin des Modes
Vogue international - Manner Vogue - Elegance - Avenue Viva- Knack - Brutus
View on colour -World of Interiors - Casa Vogue,...

Campains and catalogues: Michel Klein - Bloomingsdales - Basile - Nikos
Hermes - Cotler - Lee - Dirk Bikkemberghs - Walter - Martin Margiela
Dries Van Noten - Chris Mestdagh -Bolsens - Olivier Strelli - Xandres
Caroline Biss - Hij mode - Shicheido - Santens - Rue blanche -Bellerose

1981
Achat de létat Belge curator Karel Geirlandt
Il Diafragma Milano ( I )
Gallery Aspects Brussels

1978
Museo Municipal La Rotonda ( I )
Maison Européene de la photographie
Frans Halsmuzeum ( N )
Museo Espagnol de arte Contemporano ( S )
Museo Fundation Miro ( S )
Bozar Brussels
Fotoforum Kasse ( G )
Vilnius ( USSR )

1977
Canon Photo Gallery Amsterdam ( N )
Portfolios Zoom ( F-I-G )
Publication Entre Chien et Loup ( F )
Collection Bert Hartkamp ( N )
Bernard Blondeel Gallery
Spectrum Gallery

1976
Portfolios Zoom
Estro Armonico Antwerp
Canon Gallery Tokyo Hiroshima- Nagoya -Kande Jimbocho ( J )
Gallery Contrejour Claude Nori ( F )
Collection Bibliothèque Nationale Paris ( F )
Collection Sterkxshof
Portfolios Zoom (F)- Chucan Chincho(J) Creative Camera ( GB )
Photographie Fantastique editions Contrejour ( F )
Festivald'Arles ( F )
Galerie Rotonda ( I )
Galleria Il Diafragma ( I )Musée Frans Hals ( N )
4 Photographes Belges Bozar

1975
British Journal of Photography ( GB )
Canon Gallery Amsterdam ( N )
Gallery Contrejour ( F )
Vecu Gallery Antwerp
Paule Pia Gallery Antwerp
Portfolio Zoom ( F-I-A )
Portfolio Progresso Fotografico ( I )
Spectrum Gallery Barcelona ( S )
Château d’Harzé Liège

1974
ICC-FCC Palais Royal Anvers ( B ) one man show
Portfolio Zoom ( F )
Portfolio Avenue

1973
Nouvelle Photographie Belge - Bozar Brussels
1 premier Salon Jeunes Photographes Belges Bozar