17 March - 30 April, 2016
Tim Van Laere Gallery is pleased to announce From the Ivory Tower, Nicolas Provost's fifth solo show at the gallery, which will include the presentation of new video's together with photographs.
Over the past decade, artist and filmmaker Nicolas Provost has worked in a number of different modes, formats, and genres. Through his vivid cinematography, found-footage collages, digital appropriations, genre-infused city symphonies, glitch manipulations, and short and feature-length narratives, Provost has engaged the codes and conventions of cinematic narrative and photography, exploring forms so ingrained in our sensibility that they almost constitute a kind of lingua franca. Playing with anticipation and suspense, dreams and imagination, tensions and accents, his work distills sounds and images.
In this exhibition he creates an anticipation environment with iconic images of New York and the West of America. A world that seeks tension between utopia and dystopia.
His works are in a number of collections, including The New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, S.M.A.K., Ghent and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. His work has earned a long list of awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Venice Film Festival, The Berlinale, The San Sebastian Film Festival and The Locarno Film Festival. His critically acclaimed feature film 'The Invader' had it's world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2011.