Gert Motmans explores a range of media such as photography and collage merging his photography work with weathered paper, vintage images, books, etc resulting in unique, one off pieces. Fascinated by how time creates natural imperfect beauty it is his aim to recover what is transient and to give it new life, to keep it around.
The different elements are cut out from their original format to set in motion various processes and alternative techniques, thus changing their original meaning. The final image is detached from time and place resulting in a floating, eternal state.
Gert Motmans graduated from the Fashion Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp where he still lives and works as a visual artist and fashion designer.
Feeling the need to express himself through image he later attended photography class at the same Art Academy .
In 2018 he created FRANCIS STUDIO - acronym for ‘fragments and collected instants’
A project combining photography and collage where personal nostalgia, natural, sacred and architectural themes are merged into surreal compositions.