Tom Woestenborghs is a visual artist who uses photographic image as the basis for collages. He collects and archives images from newspapers, magazines, videos and from the internet, to use them some other time.
If an artist takes existing image out of context and uses it as a work of art, then he has a purpose for that. As an artist you raise a social issue for discussion.
The work of Woestenborghs seems photographic, but in fact it is a collage technique, made up of many layers of adhesive plastic, up to twelve layers. Trained as a painter, Woestenborghs switched to adhesive plastic because this material has a brighter effect than paint. The contrast between the picture’s clarity and the ambiguity it embodies is greatly increased. He shows his collages as 'paintings' but also as light boxes.
The works of Tom Woestenborghs are on view in the solo exhibition A standstill - we're just obvious from March 19 until April 30, 2022
Reconstructing Paradise 1