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Isabelle I series

By Axelle VM Philtjens

The polaroid Isabelle I is a series of one polaroid that has been physically altered to show the effect of time. This image is part of the series Tarditas Temporis.

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Axelle VM Philtjens (°2000) is a Belgian visual artist. From an early age, Axelle was fascinated by art and it’s many forms. She obtained an academic bachelor and master degree in Visual Arts Photography at the Academic of Visual Arts Photography LUCA School of Arts, in Genk, BE.

Axelle VM Philtjens’ work revolves around anthropology, the human psyche, time and transience. She’s intrigued by its workings and possibilities but also the passing and effect of time. As a visual artist she views the world in different forms and layers which she explores mostly in her polaroid works.

Most of Philtjens’ works are experimental. Some works revolve around the human mind and memory, while others focus on the concept of time. They are usually looked at from a research point of view. Axelle VM Philtjens’ preferred mediums to work with are polaroids, staged documentary, a mixture of analog with sometimes digital photography and video projections.