With an aesthetic that is deeply rooted in pictorial art and documentary photography, Sander Buyck translates visual narratives into a personal artistic language. Rather than a mere representation, the photographs are a poetic transformation of reality.
Graduated as a Master of Arts in Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium; Sander Buyck examines the medium of photography by, on the one hand, analysing traditions ranging from romantic photography to documentary-like strategies, and on the other, by investigating the relation between photography and other media. Next to this ontological approach, which strongly focuses on the boundaries and the impact of the medium, his work examines the origins and the transformations of visual culture. Strongly focusing on non-Western visual cultures, Buyck endeavours to analyse the relation between the image and its context.