Christophe Demaître


Christophe Demaître was born in 1968 in Courtrai in Belgium. He studied plastic art first in Courtrai, then in Gent. In the early 90’s, his work is oriented through photography research, and it is a time when he used to travel a lot through Europe and Asia. In 1997, he settled in Italy for six years, where he focuses his attention on paintings, working on several academic technicals. During this period, he starts to be renown and he exhibits in prestigious institutions. He spent some time in Spain, in Barcelona, where he got a lot of inspiration from the movement « Arte Povera ». All his travels inspired him to come back to experiment with photography again — in 2003, he settled in Brussels where he continued the work he left years before. In 2006, C. Demaitre is invited by Island 6 Arts Center in Shanghai, a contemporary art center, where he developed his work using multimedia technologies. Fascinated by this super-dynamic city continuously expanding, not only demographic way but also in an artisic way, the artist decides to settle a second studio in Shanghai, and to live there some time during the year. Nowadays his work is renown and it belongs to public and private collections.

Exhibition from 14 September 2013 till 2 November 2013.