Aperture is pleased to offer this special limited-edition photograph by Manuel Geerinck. Aperture published the artist’s work in The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography by Lyle Rexer in 2009 and his work was included in the subsequent traveling exhibition. Geerinck was first an established painter before he discovered his approach to photography. He decided that he wanted to take his mixed media drawings and set them in motion then photograph the result. The relationship between the gesture of the drawing and the surface quality of the photographic print creates a true abstraction. The image is free from the weight of representation and reference allowing the viewer to form infinite associations. W.M. Hunt, noted collector, curator and educator has written of Geerinck's work that, “These are true abstractions. You may think you see eggs and bugs and aliens and, indeed, clouds, but there is a beautiful vagueness to these. These are not recognizable things. Further there is a condensed gem-like quality to these disturbances in the center of the frame. Those are, in turn, swallowed up by the vibrant color field backgrounds-yellow, red, white and even gleaming blacks. These planes of color, sometimes divided in two, suspend these curious squiggles and drips." Geerinck's work is also included in The Edge of Vision limited-edition portfolio.
Manuel Geerinck (born in Brussls,1961) graduated from the Belgium National School for Visual Arts in 1986. He started his career as a painter and illustrator. Geerinck has taught at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels. His work represented by Galerie Acte 2 , Paris, France and Galerie Antonio Nardone, Brussels, Belgium. He lives and works in New York City.