San Martino 2021
Centro Culturale San Martino (Italy)
Curated by Maria Schneider
1-6-2021 till 31-9-2021
Looking for the right balance in life is for many of us a big topic. And this became even bigger after a challenging, long year in which Covid-19 took over our freedom.
With the abstract photographs Jelle took in San Martino and in India we would like to help you look forward to doing nice things again such as going to the mountains in Valle Maira, enjoying an Ayurveda retreat in India, or enjoying other inspiring places with family and friends.
In his abstract works shown in the exhibition, Jelle visualizes what we all face sometimes: ups and downs, looking for balance and looking forward to the end of a challenging period. Years ago I was introduced to Jelle’s work for the first time and said to him: “Jelle, so you are making paintings!” He said: “No Maria, it’s not paintings, they are photographs.” As you can imagine, it started a
nice discussion between us but he gave me a new way to look at photography as a medium with his “photography and process of working”. Since that moment we speak about art a lot and he comes to San Martino every year to escape city life and make art here.
If you could not visit the exhibition I invite you to watch the video below.
Centro Culturale Borgata San Martino, Piemonte Italy.