Who?

info@karelfonteyne.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

2017
www.photobrusselsfestival.be "Portraits" november-december
Galerij Wilms Venlo nl 10 september - 23 december
Festival du Condroz dialogue avec Paul Nougé et Karel Fonteyne "Rêver" Aout
La Chataignerai Liège centre d'art contemporain Liege

2016
Gallery 44 Bruges

2015

A galery Brussels
Galery Didier Claes Brussels
De Buck Galery Ghent

2014
Tales of Silence Galery Ingrid Deuss

2013
Nightshop Knokke Galery Ingrid Deuss
Galerij De Buck Ghent
Young gallery - Boxes in a Box

2012
Miami Basel Art Fair BelCham
Galery Debuck Ghent
Maison Européenne de la photographie - Contrejour
Festival D'Arles - éditions Contrejour

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(B)
Momac Biennale Internationale de la Photographie Liège

2007
Lineart 26 Moba Gallery Ghent (B)
Moba Gallery Brussels (B)
Publication PISTOLEROS Editeur Michel Husson (B)
Young gallery Brussels (B)

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

2005
Gallery Art Track Ghent (B)

2004
Needles to pin

2002
Pulsions Gallery Maurice Keitelman Brussels (B)

1996
Shapes and Things Gallery Maurice Keitelman Brussels (B)

1994
Opens Art Questhouse Menorca (S)

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

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

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

1998
Lullaby and other series

1988
The hungarian Séquence
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

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(B)
Fotoforum Kassel(D)
Vilnius(USSR)

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

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

1975
British Journal of Photography(GB)
Canon Gallery Amsterdam (N)
Gallery Contrejour (F)
Portfolio Zoom F-I-A
Portfolio Progresso Fotografico(I)
Gallery Il Diafragma(I)
Spectrum Gallery(B)
Château d’Harzé Liège (B)

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

1973
Nouvelle Photographie Belge - Beaux Arts Brussels(B)
1 er Salon Jeunes Photographes Belges Palais Royal Anvers (B)