Kurt Stockman (°1970, Ronse, Belgium) makes photos and films. By applying abstraction, Stockman investigates the dynamics of the contemporary landscape. In a time of human induced climate change, every perceivable landscape is partly formed by human activity. We humans have become the landscape.
His works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our relation with our planet and other life forms on it. By referencing romanticism, naturalism and symbolism, he uses a visual vocabulary that addresses many different social, political and ecological issues. The work incorporates time as well as space – a fictional and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit.
Kurt Stockman currently lives and works in Dieulefit, France.