Joselito Verschaeve proposes the Icarus myth in a modern key

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Joselito Verschaeve was born in 1996 and is a Belgian photography student at KASK, Ghent.

About ‘Close To The Sun‘ – words by Joselito Verschaeve:

“Close To The Sun” is a prediction of how our stubborn way of living will lead us to disaster. The photographs show a rhythm between threat and fascination for an advancing situation that can be seen in the near surroundings in which we wander around as humans. The work deals with aspects of home and away, fiction and reality, and the natural and distorted landscape.

The title “Close to the Sun” is a reference to Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and drowned in the ocean. I’ve always had a big fascination for doomsday scenarios; what will happen with mankind after a major event? That theme is dominant within the work, but, with that being said, the way I look at the work is tainted, it’s awfully personal, most of the images are references to family, past events or unwritable memories.

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2 June 2020
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