Jacques Lefebvre

A stillness and solitude emanates from the photographic work of Jacques Lefevbre.

Through his images of abandoned tools or objects and empty public spaces, he invites reflection on the impotence of these once used entities.

Once used for action, these objects and environments lie forgotten and devoid of purpose, frozen in time as in the click of the camera.

Employing simplified photographic techniques with common equipment his photos are presented as snapshots of these empty monuments. He puts himself in the position of a tourist recording relics of a bygone event.

Though he cites his experience of the long winter solitude of his home town Lieges in Belgium as the primary inspiration for his work, Jacques Lefevbre has since the 1990s been travelling throughout Europe in his search of forgotten places or working from his studio residence on a barge based near to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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International Gallery of Contemporary Art