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Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Paul Bogaers

Les Vacances de M. Rorschach (2008-2012)

The Dutch photographer Paul Bogaers can regularly be found at flea markets and second-hand stores. A number of years back he became intrigued by a kind of picture post card which depicts a landscape that is reflected in water. Turn the image by 90 degrees, and it becomes an abstract blot, which is reminiscent of the ink blots in the Rorschach test, which for decades was a regular element in psychological screening. Although Rorschach’s theories are outdated, the instinctive reactions to these images does tell us something about the psychology of perception. We can not look without assigning meaning, Bogaers says. The inner thoughts are exposed by the external world.

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Biography

Paul Bogaers (Netherlands, 1961) was trained at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg. In his work he makes frequent use of found images – from picture post cards to family snapshots – that he  appropriates in ways that suggest new meanings. 

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

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