Jean Claude Wouters, "A Cristal Bird..." 2004
This impressive and large-scale photography on silver gelatin print is by Jean Claude Wouters. Titled, "A Cristal Bird Carrying a Vase - 17th Century" this abstract image from the artist's Buddha series shows an original Buddha from the 17th century found in Japan. Combining photography with paint and graphite, Wouters uses ancient iconography to explore light. Photography of such scale and size is rare and difficult to produce. The work is subtle but powerful and haunting. Born and raised in Brussels, Jean Claude Wouters has been a dancer, filmmaker and artist from an early age. Wouters considers all of his endeavors to be artistic explorations of the human body and spirit. Wouters has shown internationally, including solo exhibitions in the Marunouchi Gallery in Tokyo, the Knott Gallery in Brussels, and The Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai; and has been featured in various publications and journals, including the New York Times, Le Soir (Belgian newspaper), and the Japan Times.