Eric de Ville

  • Selected Works

    Babel Towers

    Fascinating and menacing at the same time, Eric De Ville’s Towers of Babel represent the challenge of our modern societies: humans build increasingly arrogant and excessive cities but must work together to find a response to the management of both their territory and natural resources. The photographic vision of Eric de Ville simultaneously explores themes of biodiversity and urbanism, diversity of people and the multiplicity of culture, and the precarious balance of nature and the city. The Tower of Babel also arises as a metaphor for the vanity of man and our ability to question our present.


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  • Biography

    Biography

    Belgium , 1956 -

    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


    Novembre 2014 : Artcurial, la plus grosse enchère

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions and Fairs

 

2017 | MIA PhotoFair, Milan | THE MALL – PORTA NUOVA VARESINE, MILANO

 

2015 | Art Elysées 2015 | Stand 114A - in Paris on the Champs-Elysées along the Grand Palais

2015 | PhotoLA 2015 | The Reef, 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles

 

2014 | Fotofever 2014 | Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

2014 | Art Elysées 2014 | Pavillons sur l’avenue des Champs-Élysées Paris 8ème

2014 | Babel | Galerie Photo12

2014 | PhotoShanghai 2014 | Shanghai Exhibition Centre

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Bibliography

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