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Sander's Portfolio and Bio
Sander Buyck (Gent, 1984) studied photography at KASK Gent. He was selected for the ‘I see you-project’ from the ELIA art schools and presented work in Kassel, Berlin and Turin (2008). His graduation project ‘Things Fall Apart’ at KASK Gent was nominated for the prix Horlait-Dapsens 2009. In 2010 he exhibited work in the Blauwhuys at the Watou arts festival.
In 2011 Buyck held an exhibition in the Bijloke campus from KASK Gent and had his first exhibition in NETWERK Aalst covering his more conceptual work: a photographic project on the visual culture that exists around the Palestinian martyrs. The project was published in the autumn issue of A Prior Magazine in November 2011 and an exhibition took place in spring 2012 in the KVS, Brussels.
In 2014 Sander Buyck won the Provincial Prize Visual Arts in Flandres, Belgium and had a solo exposition in Caermersklooster Ghent.
Sander examines the medium of photography by on the one hand, analysing traditions, ranging from romantic photography to documentary-like strategies, and on the other, by investigating the relation between photography and other media. Next to this ontological approach, which strongly focuses on the boundaries and the impact of the medium, his work examines the origins and the transformations of visual culture. Strongly focusing on non-Western visual cultures, Buyck endeavours to analyse the relation between the image and its context.
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Most of Sander's photographs radiate playful happiness of simple daily moments. As he travels the world
he obviously observes it in a positive light and so these carefree scenarios present themselves to him.
It might even be his own personality that connects, identifies and attracts these individuals
whom he chooses as his subjects. More people like Sander reminding us that life is really all about these
humble joyful times and believing in a resilient world might become easier.