Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1971,
Vivian van Blerk has lived and worked in Paris
His photographs are fictions which unfold in parallel worlds very close to our own.
Vivian employs diverse methods. Sometimes he poses actors or arranges found objects before the camera.
To make other images he constructs, sculpts, models and paints.
Collage, montage, alternative printing techniques and retouched negatives enrich his photographic universe.
Vivian's curious worlds offer coherent narratives, stories which unite, harmonize and complete the fragmented cultural inheritence he received from Europe under African skies.
Since 2017, he makes ceramics too.
With "The Reading Room" ceramic in January 2020
Le Journal des Arts,
Paris, February 2012
Fit 'n' Style Beirut,
Chicago, May 2012