Bio

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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. Her interest focuses on exploring the medium itself and in the creation of powerful, vivid imagery which conveys the mystery of things known and unknown as well as the duality between the conscious and the unconscious. Born out of an impulse to register the movements and meaningfulness of the perceiving mind itself, her most recent work explores the dialectics of the familiar and the unfamiliar, the soothing and the anxious, the safe and the dangerous. Influenced by the associational logic of Surrealism as much as by Lewis Carroll or Harry Callahan’s uncanny modernist visions, her work concentrates on the possibility of reading figuration and abstraction as two sides of the same coin. 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.”

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
« Lo  ss »

Upcoming exhibition

Musée Wittert ULg, Liège, Belgium, June to August 2018,  » Lo ss »

Contact : elisabethwaltregny4@gmail.com

Favourite links

Marc Atkins
Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt

 

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