Traces are a watermark in Lien Sergeant’s photographic language.
In her pictures she reappropriates reality by cutting and recomposing it to give a new momentum to the onlookers experience.
These cuts transcend topography, creating an identifiable new commonplace, where human interference, conscious or not, plays a central role.
The overwhelming silence can be heard, it is evidenced by stressing the opposite, evoking noise and clamour.
It’s all about contrasts where no element is predominant, you are submersed in tensions where through contrasting interactions you may meet the whole.
Note her strong attention to subtle details, reminding us of the slight brushstrokes characterizing pictorial fine art.
Lien Sergeant (°1979) is living and working in Antwerp.
Master at the Sint-Lukas Hogeschool Brussels, and the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Sevilla, Spain, postgraduate at the Post St Joost Academie, Breda, she took part in the “Summer of Photography” , and the Prix Médiatine (Brussels). Exhibited at the SECONDroom, Brussels, at “Secret Postcards”, Maastricht and “Coup de Ville”, Sint-Niklaas (curators Jan Hoet and Stef van Bellingen).