Curtiz - Original mixed media work
Original work using unique Polaroid photos, marker and collage: 18 x 18 cm.
Including frame (25 x 25 cm).
Kris 'Curtiz' De Meester (°1972, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium) is a Belgium based film director, photographer, casting director and visual artist.
Since 1992 his life has revolved around his fascination with mankind. As a casting director he's worked on arthouse films such as 'Nymphomaniac' by Lars von Trier, 'The Command' by Thomas Vinterberg, 'Ex-Drummer' by Koen Mortier, 'A Quiet Passion' by Terrence Davies, 'Un Lac' by Philippe Grandrieux and 'Iron Sky' by Timo Vuorensola, to name a few.
He has also written and directed two feature films. He debuted with the black and white vignette film 'Four Roses' which won several awards and was theatrical released in Belgium and The Netherlands. His second film 'Johnny Walker' was an adaptation of Dostoevsky's Notes From the Underground.
His other work includes video art, photography and paintings.
With his first series of works 'back' Curtiz examines the physical dark side of the moon of humans. The sort of pure side of everyone. Mostly untouched, mostly unexplored, basically unknown to most of us. While facing away from the Polaroid camera the subjects are at their most vulnerable having just one shot for a good impression.