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Thierry Dubrunfaut
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My photographs are my perception of life, which seems full of lines, curves and colors „

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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
    BELGIUM INDUSTRIES STATE OF THE ARTS

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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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    “20 Stunning Photographs of the BEL 20 and Other Major Industrial Sites”
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Thierry Dubrunfaut

DEMARCHE/VISION ARTISTIQUE

Après une carrière de 30 ans dans la publicité et la mode je me consacre depuis une dizaine d’année quasi exclusivement à mon travail artistique.
Mes travaux englobent plusieurs domaines, notamment la photographie industrielle et architecturale, les matières, la « street- photographie » (photographie sociale), les nus.

Mes photos sont en première ligne un éloge à la beauté que j’éprouve pour les formes graphiques qui nous entourent, véhiculé par les tissues industrielles et architecturales. Un regard sur les structures imposantes en acier et en verre, des matières premières, des procédés technologiques, amplifié et transcendé par la magie du cadrage et de la superposition.

A travers l’objectif de la camera nous entamons un voyage. Il prend son départ dans le réalisme des sites de production ou des bâtiments et nous projette vers des scènes surréalistes, grâce à notre imagination. Comme par magie la beauté du monde se révèle autrement, insolite, plus surprenante encore…

Les lignes pures, les courbes et les couleurs m’inspirent comme une poésie, un hymne imagé à la splendeur technologique de notre ère.

L’autre volet de mon travail concerne la condition humaine à laquelle nulle ne peut rester indifférent : Mettre la caméra au service des « sans-voix », de l’innommable et du réalisme social portés à notre conscience et dont les cadrages peuvent paradoxalement contenir un certain « aspect esthétique ».

Born in Tournai in 1955, Thierry Dubrunfaut is a Belgian photographer now living and working in Paris. He works in advertising and fashion photography as well as being engaged in a more personal project. His forthcoming exhibition at the Young Gallery presents a series of photographic plates of Belgium's twenty biggest industries.
Having arrived in the French capital in the 1980s, he worked as an assistant to such prestigious photographers as Albert Watson, Jean Daniel Lorieux and Norman Parkinson. He has spent the last 30 years working in fashion and advertising. His major clients include Elle, Vogue and Max as well as Dior, Boucheron and many more.
He also makes advertising films. In 2003, he was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Advertising Festival for his Amnesty International campaign. In 2004, he received a nomination at the same Festival for a peace campaign
Personal Research
Over the last 10 years, his work has become more artistic and more personal. In 2007, he published a series of photos of the port of Antwerp, worked as abstract compositions.
“I am a Belgian settled in Paris. I am still a Belgian at heart”
Following his series on the port of Antwerp, the FEB (Federation of Belgian Businesses) commissioned him to create a series of photos of Belgium's 20 biggest industries, but the project was shelved during the 2008 financial crisis. The project restarted in 2012. The series aims to portray the power, the beauty and the dynamism of these industries. Over the course of a-year, Thierry Dubrunfaut was given free access to the sites to take photos. “I do not take reportage photos. These are artistic plates. I try to capture a composition, an array of colours, lines and shapes which are more reminiscent of painting. Sometimes I superimpose between 2 and 5 photos on the same plate, this creates movement and moves my work closer to the abstract”, he says.
All the businesses he made contact with (Total, Inbev, Bekaert, Carmeuse, Audi, JPL glass, etc.) gave him an enthusiastic welcome.
“I wanted to convey a feeling for this industry, but in a more abstract way. My images do not feature people. These are abstract and graphical compositions, structured by the colours and the forms of the elements which I photograph. I do very little or no retouching of the photos. I have simply occasionally adjusted the colour balance of photos taken indoors. So there are no descriptive, detailed photos, even though the factory is clearly present,” continues Thierry Dubrunfaut.
“I am very partial to the colour blue. Both for my industrial photos and for the series on nudes. Blue represents the universe, the night, dreams, the ocean. It is a colour which transports you elsewhere, into your dreams. From art history, I am inspired by Vasarely, Soulages...and Piccasso for his craziness.
Essentially, the viewer’s first impression is one of hugely powerful compositions the sense of a thrill in the air, lending an energy to industrial structures. Non-illustrative, the photographs speak of materials: metal primarily… And the sky.

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Gallery Young

February 2014 - THIERRY DUBRUNFAUT
"Belgium Industries State Of The Art"

Exhibition from 13 february 2014.

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