Geert Goiris

exhibition view, Fight or Flight, Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Lès-Rouen 2016
exhibition view, Fight or Flight, Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Lès-Rouen 2016
exhibition view, Grace of Intention, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, 2015
exhibition view, Grace of Intention, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, 2015
galerie art concet contact geert goiris parrot 2016
galerie art concet contact geert goiris parrot 2016
Futuro, 2002, lambda print, 100 x 120 cm, 40 x 47 in, edition of 5 + 1 ap
Futuro, 2002, lambda print, 100 x 120 cm, 40 x 47 in, edition of 5 + 1 ap
Tatra, 1999, lambda print, 100 x 120 cm, 39 3/8 x 47 1/4 in, edition of 4
Tatra, 1999, lambda print, 100 x 120 cm, 39 3/8 x 47 1/4 in, edition of 4
Abyss, 2000, lambda print, 100 x 130 cm, 39 3/8 x 51 1/8 in, collection NMNM, Monaco
Abyss, 2000, lambda print, 100 x 130 cm, 39 3/8 x 51 1/8 in, collection NMNM, Monaco
Exhibition view, Darkcloud, Art : Concept, 2012
Exhibition view, Darkcloud, Art : Concept, 2012
Exhibition view, Darkcloud, Art : Concept, 2012
Exhibition view, Darkcloud, Art : Concept, 2012
Fragment 11, 2012, impression jet d’encre archival, archival inkjet print, 125 x 100 cm, 49 1/4 x 39 3/8 in., ed 1/5 + 1 ap
Fragment 11, 2012, impression jet d’encre archival, archival inkjet print, 125 x 100 cm, 49 1/4 x 39 3/8 in., ed 1/5 + 1 ap
Peak, 2014, archival pigment print, 184 x 140 cm, 72 1/2 x 55 1/8 in, edition of 5 + 1ap
Peak, 2014, archival pigment print, 184 x 140 cm, 72 1/2 x 55 1/8 in, edition of 5 + 1ap
Watchman, 2014, archival pigment print, 101 x 80 cm, 39 1/4 x 31 1/2 in, edition of 5 + 1ap
Watchman, 2014, archival pigment print, 101 x 80 cm, 39 1/4 x 31 1/2 in, edition of 5 + 1ap
Exhibition view, Triennale du Valais, Barrage de Mauvoisin et Musée de Bagnes, 2014
Exhibition view, Triennale du Valais, Barrage de Mauvoisin et Musée de Bagnes, 2014
Exhibition view, Triennale du Valais, Barrage de Mauvoisin et Musée de Bagnes, 2014
Exhibition view, Triennale du Valais, Barrage de Mauvoisin et Musée de Bagnes, 2014
Pareidolia, 2015, impression pigmentaire, archival pigment print, 200 x 150 cm, 78 3/4 x 59 in
Pareidolia, 2015, impression pigmentaire, archival pigment print, 200 x 150 cm, 78 3/4 x 59 in
Mask, 2014, archival pigment print, 200 x 150 cm, 78 3/4 x 59 in
Mask, 2014, archival pigment print, 200 x 150 cm, 78 3/4 x 59 in
Breach, 2014, archival pigment print, 180 x 135 cm, 70 7/8 x 53 1/8 in
Breach, 2014, archival pigment print, 180 x 135 cm, 70 7/8 x 53 1/8 in

Geert Goiris was born in 1971 in Bornem. He lives and works in Antwerp. His work is present, among others, by the following institutions: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Museum of photography, Antwerp; Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Spain; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Direction des Affaires culturelles de la Ville de Paris.
Exhibitions : DARKCLOUD, Art : Concept, Paris (8.09-13.10); Whiteout and other stories, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Le Silence. Une fiction, Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (curator: Simone Menegoi); Fresh Hell, Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Be it an architectural landscape or a mineral one, the image of a closed up space or a sensitive portrait, a picture by Geert Goiris is always based on the strangeness of an instant and on the fragility of our thoughts. The observation of an image becomes more intense when it contains something extraordinary or unexpected. Such images constitute the structure of “traumatic realism”; a notion that the artist has been developing in his work. Geert Goiris achieves this by creating a world between dream and reality, a mysterious and almost mystical environment that contains the dramatic accents that incite us to lean down closer over an unusual reality and on the potential destabilizing strangeness of anything drawn out of its context

Geert Goiris. Lying Awake

Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2013

Geert Goiris, Prolifération

Roma publications, Amsterdam, 2014