Those with a taste for the spooky and an interest in art history—or Kanye’s latest album—will be familiar with the work of Peter De Potter. As of today, Visual Art Services and NO.gallery in Brussels present the acclaimed artist’s solo exhibition Six Spectral Works, offering a selection that focuses on his trademark photomontage technique, reminiscent of the Surrealist movement of the 1920s and 30s.
De Potter studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the city he now lives and works in, collaborated with Raf Simons in 2010, and is responsible for a set of films and installations at the infamous Dover Street Market London, among others. His work aims to evoke “the zone between an image and a feeling”. The artist’s pictures are always layered and blended, embracing the digital language of today but also referring to the historic. Spectral Works falls back on the spirit photography of the late 19th century, creating a sense of lucid dreaming through photography.