After the black-and-white images of ‘Dagblind’ – Dayblind –, there is a new episode in the oeuvre of Paul D’Haese. In premiere and now in colour, an intermediate representation of Escapades, the building of a imaginary city in which one can have an amazing walk, the development of an intriguing city of subtly refined banality and surrealism.
Paul D’Haese presents excerpts from urban areas. He shows images that refer to an imaginary world. They are sleek and minimalist, clear and strange at the same time. This is usually to objects, spaces or structures that are strange or confusing to come across, within the context in which they are. The images are escapades from normality. In fact there is something trivial about that: framing, cq. embedding reality exactly creates the opportunity to escape.
All images ©Paul D'Haese