Jacques Courtejoie / L'étreinte


Photograph and inks on paper, 31x23,5cm, 1997
By Jacques Courtejoie

Jacques Courtejoie is a Belgian photographer born in Congo in 1949. He lives in Brussels and has been exhibiting his work since 1976, notably at the Espace Photographique Contretype (Brussels), the Museum of Modern Art in Liège, the Museum voor Fotographie in Antwerp, the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, the Museum of Ixelles, the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, the Musée d'art contemporain de l'ULB (Brussels), in Japan. His works are part of many public and private collections in France and abroad. We have presented his work in 2019 and 2020 at Luxembourg Art Week.

Each photograph is unique, and the result of several successive photographs, montages and collages, the final copy of which is enhanced by hand with coloured pencils and inks. From his decadent universe emerges a subtle eroticism, a nostalgia for lost loves and a poisonous ambivalence where the profane and a hijacked religious iconography mingle.