Vadim Vosters (FRA, 1979, lives and works in Brussels) works in diverse media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance. In his oeuvre Vosters reflects on the perception and identity of images, how they construct meaning and context in the eyes of the beholder. He veils his images in darkness creating a dual relationship to the illuminated parts of the picture. The viewer deconstructs the pictorial scenery using imagination, fantasy, and intuition, allowing Vosters to imbue references to the unconscious and the inexplicable in his work and letting the audience fantasies about what is in front of them.
Vosters uses socio-political and art historical references to question the essence of an image. The layering of the image as one can see in his paintings, both mystifies and obscures the imagery. The opaqueness pushes the mind to find the balance between the visible and the invisible.
Vosters transforms his ‘paintings’ into encompassing environments. Reminiscent of German Expressionist cinema, the world of light and shadow, Vosters turns the position of the viewer and the source of light into an intricate play between revealing and suggesting. His visual language pierces through the cracks of human conscience, society’s morals and values, and the occult.
Vosters studied Mixed Media at the LUCA School of Arts (Ghent) and at the Academy of Fine Arts (Helsinki). He has exhibited at the Hermitage (Amsterdam), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), Mu.ZEE (Ostend), MOCA (Shanghai), Osaka Contemporary Art Center (Osaka), and at Performa (New York). Vosters work is included in many private and public collections in Europe, such as Mu.Zee, Verbeke Foundation, and PAK.