An afternoon in May-5

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An “Afternoon in May” is a series of 13 still lifes focusing on a simple cup of coffee. At the heart of this series is Scheurweghs personal collection of found footage of family and friends gatherings. The backgrounds in the pictures, such as the table with coffee and cakes, are never of any importance to the photographer or the portrayed. In “An Afternoon in May” Julie Scheurweghs shifts the focus on these backdrops of warmth; showing the beauty in these ‘accidental still lifes’ which tends to go unnoticed. By hiding the faces of the people – unfamiliar to the spectator – Scheurweghs is able to evoke a universality that triggers memories in all of us. The work does not revolve around coffee, but deals with the intimacy of family life. The beauty is not so much in the images themselves, but in the memories these images evoke.


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  • MediumPhoto print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper
  • Dimensions30 cm H x 40 cm L (framed)
  • Year2016
  • Edition1/1
  • FramedMounted on black aluminium frame
  • AuthentificationAuthentification certificate signed by the artist
  • Return policyWithin 14 days after delivery
  • Shipping modalitiesWithin 5-10 business days from Brussels (Belgium)

Julie Scheurweghs

Julie Scheurweghs (°1988, Belgian, based in Brussels, BE) has had a love for the photographic image ever since she was a little girl. For Julie the beauty of photography is not about framing the object, but about providing the right context for the observer to frame his/her own memories and emotions. After obtaining her Master’s degree at LUCA school of arts in 2010, she went on to teach there for 3 years. After her first solo exhibition titled “Accidentally on purpose” in Amsterdam, NL (2012) she quickly made her Belgian solo debut in Knokke (BE) and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions since. Her most known exhibitions include: her famous solo show entitled “The Morning After”, Hotel Bloom, Brussels (BE) in 2014 and her participation to the group show entitled “Schaamte”, Dr. Guislain museum, Gent (BE) in 2016. Apart from being a photographer herself, Julie Scheurweghs is also an avid collector of photographs (old and new) which have been discarded, or even labeled as trash.

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