Jonathan De Maeyer, °1994, België
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
A Sense of Place (group show), Bpart, Berlin, 01.04.2023-29.04.2023
Seasonal Neighbours, Z33, Hasselt, 30.01.2022 - 17.04.2022
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?