Texts:

2020   Melanie Deboutte, Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte 

2021   Hilde Van Canneyt 

2022 publication in Heet Hoofd magazine

Jonathan De Maeyer, °1994, België

 

Photographer/filmmaker

Guest teacher at LUCA School of Arts Gent

Co-founder Persona platform 

 

Dé!KUNSThumaniora, Antwerpen, 2013     

KASK school of arts, Gent

LUCA school of arts, Gent, 2019

 

future/now:

NUCLEO Stadhuissteeg #1, blanco, Gent, dec 2021-april 2022

Seasonal Neighbours, Z33 Hasselt: january 2022

Persona: SKINNED​, Plateau 22, 17-20 maart 2022, OPEK, Leuven 

past:

Persona: SKINNED premiere in De Studio, 10 december 2021

BUYLOCAL Zomersalon, 2 juli - 29 augustus 2021, Kunsthal, Gent 

ADA, video-installation for Nemø Ensemble & Ellen Jacobs, Ghent, Antwerp: 2 mei, 15 mei, 29 augustus 

The Festival That Never Happened, In de Maak platform, Leuven: 12-14 maart 2021

Lazy River Workspace Residency, Nucleo, Gent: 26 januari-30 maart 2021

BUYLOCAL Zomersalon, 17 juli - 30 augustus 2020, Kunsthal, Gent

Birds Of a Feather, Currents#7, 14 maart - 2 augustus 2020, Z33, Hasselt

#Untitled, 16 november 2019-12 januari 2020, MuZee, Oostende

Graduation Show 2019, , 29-30 juni 2019 , LUCA School Of Arts, Gent

AKA This thing in Aalst, 21-23 juni 2019, Netwerk, Aalst

When The Eye Touches the Landscape, 24 mei- 10 juni 2019, Cypres , Leuven

Photobook Belge (curator: Tamara Berghmans), 1 maart - 6 oktober 2019, FoMu, Antwerpen

Unfolding II/ SPATIE, 14-16 februari 2019, In De Ruimte, Gent

Travelling with a see-through mirror, 23-24 januari 2019, Beaux-artspopup, Gent

Vrijdag Visdag, Fadrea, 09 november 2018,  Plek, Gent, 

UNFOLDING 1-3 juni 2018, Kolder, Gent

TumultinGent, Gent 2016, 2017      

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?