from the series Nocturne (Bruxelles)

by Fastenaekens, Gilbert (Belgian, b. 1955)
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Fastenaekens lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, and is best known for his nocturne series of photographs. His night photographs have been published in a two-volume set. His work is part of the permanent collections of museums in France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and the United States. Since 1984, Fastenaekens has exhibited his work in countless exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Bruxelles is taken from a series of night photographs that Fastenaekens did in Bruxelles, Belgium. It typifies the haunting works that have made Fastenaekens famous. His ability to set a mysterious mood ignites the imagination of the viewer. At night, the artist takes strolls in empty streets in urban areas in search of areas where the presence of people can still be felt. The shadows in his photographs often appear to have some sort of apparition in them. Looking closely at this work, the viewer can see a haunting image in the lower left corner of the photograph.

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