Monday, January 8, 2007

de gruyter + thys • travaux photographiques

there's something pleasantly uncanny about these pictures by belgian artists jos de gruyter and harald thys. most of their other work is video or installation-based and i think that might explain a few things about the strange aesthetic at work here. i love how these pictures are at the same time very stark and sparse, yet packed with such weird, unravelable narratives. and they're totally eerie, like film stills from a b-rate, very minimalist horror movie. jos and harald are represented by alice day in brussels. also read more about their video work here.

[all jos de gruyter and harald thys, untitled, 2006.]