OUT/ABOUT: Frederik Vercruysse ‘Tempo Polveroso’
Currently in exhibition at the iconic store, restaurant, hotel space, Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp, Vercruysse’s 16 photographs are a clouded abstraction of the quintessentially romantic ideals of the Italian countryside.
Devoid of all human presence, the very core of the italian landscape of marble is at once cinematic in it’s grandeur, yet melancholic in its reality. The ‘Tempo Polveroso’ or ‘Pulverised Time’ of Vercruysse’s capture transcends a comprehensible sense of scale, creating a unique vision of the landscape architecture of Tuscany. Eerily detached from a sense of reality and context, they are picturesque yet abstract, intimate yet monumental.
Exploring beyond the quarries and into the immediate surrounds of the Villa Lena, Vercruysse’s illusions of nature are free from context. Their detail is layered in mist and blurred or flared, infinitely poetic is a suspended dreamlike haze.