Reflections by Eric Vans: artist statement

A different way to look at the world.. Reflections by Eric Vans

“My work is mostly constructed, and emerges as life presents itself moment to moment.
It is an obsessive and meditative process, and the hardest part is to free my imagination from any boundaries.”

“I always work simultaneously on different projects , some of them are ephemeral installations, others with people.”

“My projects often addresses the broad theme of deconstruction versus reconstruction, influenced by philosophy…
they expresses my states of mind with conceptual compositions.”

Reflections by Eric Vans
Reflections by Eric Vans

“It is definitely a different way to look at the world, every good photographer knows this and applies it. You experience the light and the shadows also on a more intense way along that you are looking , consciously or not, for a good shot. Varying your points of interests and your points of view and focus.”

“It is by training that you access this kind of awareness. In my opinion a good school for this is studio work as you can totally focus on the different aspects of the shot in a very controlled environment. Subject, light, angle of view, camera and objectives even the shadows are under control. And that all with the objective that you pursue in mind.”

“Transpose that mindset to other photographic theatres and you make great shots. “


Deconstruction and reconstruction are concepts that have been widely discussed and debated in various fields, including philosophy, literature, and the arts.

In philosophy, deconstruction is a method of analysis that aims to reveal the underlying assumptions and contradictions in language, literature, and other cultural artifacts. It was developed by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, who argued that language is inherently unstable and that words and concepts have no fixed or absolute meanings. Deconstruction seeks to expose the ways in which language can conceal or distort meaning and to destabilize traditional hierarchies and binary oppositions.

Reconstruction, on the other hand, is the process of rebuilding or reimagining something that has been deconstructed. In philosophy, reconstruction often involves reexamining fundamental concepts and assumptions in light of the insights gained from deconstruction. It may also involve the creation of new concepts and frameworks that can better capture the complexity and fluidity of the world.

These ideas have also been influential in fields such as literature and the arts, where deconstruction and reconstruction have been used to challenge traditional narratives and structures. For example, in literature, deconstruction may involve analyzing the ways in which a text undermines or subverts its own meaning, while reconstruction may involve creating new forms of storytelling that disrupt conventional narrative structures.

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