Elisabeth Waltregny’s interest focuses on exploring the medium of photography itself, and in the creation of powerful, vivid images which convey the mystery of things known and unknown, along with the duality of conscious and unconscious perception. Born of an impulse to register the movements and meanings of the comprehending mind itself, her most recent work looks at the dialectics of the familiar and the unfamiliar, the soothing and the anxious, the safe and the perilous. Influenced by the associational logic of surrealism, and also by the works of Lewis Carroll and the uncanny modernist visions of Harry Callahan, her work looks to the possibility of synthesising figuration and abstraction in form and conception.
In “The Shaded Glass”, a note on the photographic work of Elisabeth Waltregny, the renowned English photographer and video artist Marc Atkins writes the following of the ambivalent and fissured patterns and textures of her work: “Just before the edge, where the shadows begin to seep into the light, we find a world of fractured stories. Here we are offered clues towards a dystopic wonderland, a twilight terrain, for which some yearn and from which others recoil, but which we all recognise. In her photography, Elisabeth Waltregny is revealing a road to this place, and almost in the mode of a photojournalist, she has begun documenting her journeys through a province which is at once fantastic and actual, revealing its landscape and the alienated shades who occupy it. This is a captivating odyssey, echoing Erewhon, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and The Divine Comedy.”
Elisabeth Waltregny holds a degree in photography from Saint Luc, Liège, Belgium.
She also graduated in modern languages and literature at the University of Liège, Belgium.
Recent personal exhibitions
Asbl le Vieux Maillon, Belgium – September 2014: «Through the looking-glass»
Centre Culturel d’Amay, Belgium – February 2015 : «Through the looking-glass» and «Dazzled»
Kulturtage festival, Oberscheid (Germany, August 2015), « Alice Redux » and « Let’s move on »
CAE – Centro de Artes e Espectáculos , Figueira da Foz, Portugal – July 2016 “Through the looking-glass”
Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre, Paris, March to April 2017
University of Cambridge, Jesus College, UK, March 2018
Galerie Poteaux d’Angle, Orléans, France, April-May, 2018
Musée Wittert ULg, Liège, Belgium, June to July 2018.
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