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Epidermis II

Charlotte Lybeer
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

(gallery: Marcel.jpg, Josine.jpg)

Since 2003 Lybeer photographs the experience of today’s living in a highly artificial world. Her early works focus on the staged and controlled environments of gated communities and theme parks. Recently she photographed people who define their identity through codes and masquerades, demonstrating membership of one group while distancing themselves from mainstream society. As a photographer Lybeer combines the curiosity of the journalist researching actual phenomena – symptoms of the global, capitalist crisis – the empathy of the detective infiltrating enclosed worlds, and the sensibility to capture the way fiction transforms reality.
Charlotte Lybeer's work will be on show in a solo exhibition PROSOPON in The White House Gallery, Lovenjoel (Bierbeek) from 26 February 2017 until 2 April 2017.

The series Epidermis II consists of photographs (mainly portraits) of members of the zentai community. Zentai is a term for skin-tight, often flesh-coloured suits worn to cover the whole body (head included) that allows people to transform into a new ‘simplified’ self. It refers to the feeling of being totally enclosed and separated from the rest of the world.

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Charlotte Lybeer

Charlotte Lybeer (1981, Belgium) studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Ghent and the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Antwerp. Her photography projects were widely exhibited, published in leading journals and magazines and documented extensively through her website charlottelybeer.be. Lybeer received her PhD, entitled Lifestyle Supermarket, in 2016 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the University of Antwerp. Currently she’s teaching photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Charlotte Lybeer: Epidermis II is published by Art Paper Editions in an edition of 500.
lybeerchar@hotmail.com
www.charlottelybeer.be

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Jes, lambda print mounted on dibond, 80 x 120 cm, 2014.
Josine, lambda print framed, 40 x 60 cm, 2015.
Marcel, lambda print framed, 40 x 60 cm, 2015.
Gilbert, lambda print mounted on dibond, 80 x 120 cm, 2015.
Morphy2000, lambda print mounted on dibond, 80 x 120 cm, 2013.
Cover voorzijde: Jes, lambda print mounted on dibond, 80 x 120 cm, 2014.
Cover achterzijde: Unimorph, framed lambda print on dibond, 40 x 60 cm, 2015.
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen