Texts:

2020   Melanie Deboutte, Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte 

2021   Hilde Van Canneyt 

2022 publication in Heet Hoofd magazine

2022 Brief aan de moeder van een kunstenaar - De Witte Raaf

Jonathan De Maeyer, °1994, België

 

Photographer/filmmaker

Guest teacher at LUCA School of Arts Gent

Co-founder Persona platform 

Member of Seasonal Neighbours 

 

Dé!KUNSThumaniora, Antwerpen, 2013     

KASK school of arts, Gent

LUCA school of arts, Gent, 2019

 

future/now:

NUCLEO Stadhuissteeg #1, blanco, Gent, dec 2021-...

Le Paysage Ménagé, Au Charbon!, CID, Mons, 25.09.2022-08.01.2023

past:


Seasonal NeighboursKunstdorp Koekelare, ​01.07.2022 - 31.08.2022

Seasonal Neighbours, Z33, Hasselt, 30.01.2022 - 17.04.2022

Persona: SKINNED​, Plateau 22, 17-20.03.2022, OPEK, Leuven 

Persona: SKINNED premiere in De Studio, 10.12.2021

BUYLOCAL Zomersalon, 02.07- 29.08.2021, Kunsthal, Gent 

ADA, video-installation for Nemø Ensemble & Ellen Jacobs, Ghent, Antwerp: 02.05, 15.05, 29.08.2022

The Festival That Never Happened, In de Maak platform, Leuven: 12-14.03.2021

Lazy River Workspace Residency, Nucleo, Gent: 26.01-30.03.2021

BUYLOCAL Zomersalon, 17.07- 30.08.2020, Kunsthal, Gent

Birds Of a Feather, Currents#7, 14.03- 02.08.2020, Z33, Hasselt

#Untitled, 16.11.2019-12.01.2020, MuZee, Oostende

Graduation Show 2019, , 29-30.06.2019 , LUCA School Of Arts, Gent

AKA This thing in Aalst, 21-23.06.2019, Netwerk, Aalst

When The Eye Touches the Landscape, 24.05-10.06.2019, Cypres , Leuven

Photobook Belge (curator: Tamara Berghmans), 01.03- 06.10.2019, FoMu, Antwerpen

Unfolding II/ SPATIE, 14-16.02.2019, In De Ruimte, Gent

Travelling with a see-through mirror, 23-24.01.2019, Beaux-artspopup, Gent

UNFOLDING 01-03.06.2018, Kolder, Gent

SCRPR #4, KASK, Gent, 2017

LODEXPO, solo docu-tentoonstelling, LOD muziektheater, Gent, 2013         

Jonathan De Maeyer holds a master's degree in Visual Arts - Photography from LUCA School Of Arts Ghent and works on autonomous projects as well as projects in collaboration with artists and musicians.

 

Jonathan De Maeyer is a visual artist who tries to understand his surroundings through his photographic work, films and texts. De Maeyer is working on a digital and analog image archive that forms the basis for associatively composed series that try to translate the desire to find an unknown landscape called ‘Locus Amoenis’. Additionally, the series are about the interpretation of place. The boundaries of perception seem to be determined by figures of speech and certain successful interpretations. In his work he tries to reinterpret landscape and give the viewer access to an alternative, personal perception. A representation of reality is already a perception.

The representation of an image consists out of layers. Some see the space between these layers as emptiness, but De Maeyer likes to think of it as one containing endless possibilities from which viewers can interpret to their heart’s content. When images fail to communicate a certain meaning, it creates a blank canvas to project a personal perception upon. By adding these layers, he wants to slow down the process of seeing.

It is not the image that fascinates him, but the image of the image, which is artificial.

Does reality exist when it is not observed?