Eric de Ville Selected Works

(Belgium , 1956 -)
Biography
Eric de Ville
Eric de Ville is Belgian. He began his career specialized in automobile, cosmetic, and jewelry photography and quickly began to receive requests to photograph monumental luxury houses. The necessary precision, regard for material, and feeling for light required for composition compelled him to study digital techniques, which enabled him to make artitistic works by rearranging shots through replicating and manipulating the images ad infinitum. The resulting imaginary and even surrealistic worlds he creates exceed the single descriptive objectivity of a traditional photograph.
The photographic approach of Eric de Ville is similar to the work of a painter. Indeed, contrary to a classical photographer who photographs a subject he sees, choosing its framing and waiting for good light or the precise moment, Eric de Ville first thinks of the theme or subject that he will interpret. His subjects, which are chosen from his daily reality, are events which hold his attention whether they emerge from the news, in history, or art. Once the theme is chosen, he thinks of the way he could interpret it and stage it with his personality. Always meticulous about detail and the quality and the accuracy of the light, de Ville’s work is not a simple "pasting" of various elements, but a composition made with his sensibility in order to create a virtual reality that never leaves the viewer indifferent.

Publications in the press:
Arte, Arte Belgique, Canal+, Connaissance des Arts, Elle Décoration, Le Figaro Magazine, Paris Match, France Culture, Photo, Technikart, La Croix, Le Pèlerin, Le Soir, TGV Magazine, RTBF, Bozar, L'Eventail, Lille Grand Palais, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, 20 minutes, Actuphoto.

MAIN ACQUISITIONS
Palais des Beaux Arts – La collection RTBF / De Canvas collective, Brussels, Belgium
Ixelles Museum, Brussels, Belgium
MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), Antwerp, Belgium
Musée départemental de Flandre, Lille, France
Librairy of Lyon, France

MAIN EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS:

2017:A poils et A plumes, Departemental Museum of Flanders, Cassel
Lille Art Up
2015 Cercle Royal Gaulois Artistique et Littéraire - Bruxelles
L’art pour l’Accueil -
Photo L.A. ( Galerie Photo 12 ) Los Angeles - USA
Affordable Art Fair - Bruxelles
Art Up - Lille
« OFF » - Bruxelles
2014 Galerie Photo12, Paris
Espace Bellevue – Biarritz – « L’art belge, du rêve à la réalité »
Cercle Royal Gaulois Artistique et Littéraire, Bruxelles, Belgique
Art Up, Lille
Demonstr8 experienced shop, Tour & Taxis, Bruxelles, Belgique
“OFF”, Tour & Taxis, Bruxelles, Belgique
Art Magna, Galerie Brenart, Bruxelles, Belgique
2013 Fotofever Paris, Carrousel du Louvre
Fotofever Bruxelles, Tour & Taxis
“Babel”, Centre culturel Le Botanique, Bruxelles, Belgique
Lille Art Fair, Lille
Affordable Art Fair, Bruxelles, Belgique
“L’Art pour l’Accueil”, Bruxelles, Belgique
2012 Espace Sablon, Bruxelles, Belgique
Art Gent, Gand, Belgique
Michel Rooryck Gallery, Courtrai, Belgique
Fotofever Bruxelles, Tour & Taxis, Belgique
Expo d’été, Espace Art 22, Bruxelles, Belgique
“Babel”, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille
“L’Art pour l’Accueil”, Galerie Pierre Bergé, Bruxelles, Belgique
2011 Affordable Art Fair Bruxelles – Tour & Taxis
Espace Art 22, Bruxelles, Belgique
Galerie Liehrmann – Images de Photographes – Liège
Artitled ! Contemporary Art – « Shot in 2011 »
5 ans de Photos à l’Espace Art 22
Artitled ! Contemporary Art – Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam
Nocturnes du Sablon – Dinh Van, Bruxelles, Belgique
2010 Espaces Loungeatude – Louvain la Neuve
Bozar – De Canvascollectie / La Collection RTBF
2009 Nocturnes du Sablon – Dinh Van, Bruxelles, Belgique
Nocturnes de Printemps du Sablon – Dinh Van, Bruxelles
Espace Art 22, Bruxelles, Belgique
2008 Rencontres d’été, Espace Art 22, Bruxelles, Belgique
2007 White Fair, Espace Art 22, Bruxelles, Belgique


Press
De Standaard

De Standaard

La libre essentielle

La libre essentielle

Le Figaro

Le Figaro

Paris Match

Paris Match

Telerama

Telerama

Philosophie mag

Philosophie mag

Actuphoto

Actuphoto

Biba

Biba

Marie Claire Belgium

Marie Claire Belgium

Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille

Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille

Art Expo

Art Expo

The Brussels magazine

The Brussels magazine

De Morgen

De Morgen

Le Soir

Le Soir

Technikart

Technikart

LA LIBRE

LA LIBRE

Trends

Trends

De Standaar

De Standaar

Tgv Magazine

Tgv Magazine

De Morgen Mag

De Morgen Mag

Elle Deco

Elle Deco

Methodist Recorder

Methodist Recorder

Mad

Mad

Collect-N-Art

Collect-N-Art

Connaissance des Arts

Connaissance des Arts

La tribune de Bruxelles

La tribune de Bruxelles

Arts Libre

Arts Libre

De Koevoet

De Koevoet

L'Echo

L'Echo