Peter Henry Waterschoot, PHW
Copyright 2016

Peter H. Waterschoot (°1969, Ghent) is an artist based in Ghent, Belgium. His work is a joust with time and texture, it invites you to lose yourself in respectively: reverie, melancholy, lust, discomfort, detachment.

It is an oeuvre that is carefully stripped of time and space markers.

Hotels, curtains, lost glory: all fixed values in Waterschoot's photographs, depicting the moment after, or before the event. A Janus look on the current of time; is it a story on nostalgia or a future dystopia? We see a cinematographic dreamworld built with elements from the real world; nevertheless referring to literature, film and music, asking questions about our place as a human species in a fast-changing world. The photographer makes us dive into a comfortingly solitary one-ness.

SUNSET MEMORY descends slowly, through neon blue, from freezing cold nights into warmtoned covert corners.

Waterschoot investigates a wild chromatic spectrum, from saffron gold to electric blue. His work is an ungoing aesthetic investigation with strong meditative undercurrent. His photowork makes you experience a compelling, enigmatic, ominous but yet comforting magical realism.

The photographs by Peter H. Waterschoot have been published as books; ‘AT THE SKIN OF TIME ’ (2018), ‘SUNSET MEMORY’ (2021), but also in different magazines such as Collect Magazine, De Standaard, Halogénure, the Artcouch, e.a. The artist has exhibited in DE WARANDE (Hasselt), PAK (Gistel), MI*Gallery( Paris), Casa Argentaurum (Gent), Galerie Zwart Huis ( Brussel ), Arture (Brussel), Villa Des Zéphyrs ( Middelkerke).

2021 CHARLEROI Musée de la Photographie, soloshow, Sunset memory
2021 BRUSSELS ARP2 publishing, bookpublication, Sunset Memory

2020 TURNHOUT DE WARANDE, DE NACHT GROUPSHOW,
curated by Annelies Nagels en Glenn Geerinck,
with a.o. David Claerbout, Bieke Depoorter, Harry Gruyaert, Soham Gupta,
Hans Op de Beeck, Thomas Ruff, George Shiras, Kohei Yoshiyuki, and others.

2020 MIDDELKERKE Ville Des Zéphyrs groupshow curated by Els Wuyts
2019 LILLE Halogénure magazine, publication
2019 GENT BAD ART FAIR
2019 BRUSSELS Galerie ZWART HUIS, double bill with Liliane Vertessen
2019 BE COLLECT MAGAZINE, publication

2018 BE Beeldverhaal De Standaard Weekblad, 6 page portfolio, publication
2018 BE The Artcouch, publication
2018 GENT Casa Argentaurum, At the Skin of Time, soloshow
2018 Brussels ARP2 publishing, At the Skin of Time, bookpublication

Behind closed Doors, PAK.with Reniere en Depla, Lara de Moor, Karin Hanssen, Karl Mechnig, Steven Peters Caraballo, Kristel Brusadelli, Brian Sergio e.a.June, July, 2018


ARTURE 8,with Lore Stessel, Charif Benhelima, Jürgen Rogiers en Andrew Birkin, Kraainem, April 2018

Tiny Tears, Urbanautica institute, MI* gallery Paris 2017, with Aurora Dal Mas & Katlijn Blanchaert.

MASTERCLASS Todd Hido at Smedsby Atelier, Paris - 2017

BELGIAN ART AND DESIGN FAIR GENT - february 2017

SALON SAUVAGE. les Noirs – Happening, Gent, 2016,

with Vadim Vosters, Bart Baele, Fia Cielen, Sven Verhaeghe, e.a.

PAK GISTEL, INTIMACY UNDER THE MILKY WAY 2016,

with Nobuyoshi Araki, Elinor Carucci, Aaron McElroy, Thom Puckey, Camille Renée David, Julie Van der Vaart, Arno Roncada, Marie Sordat, Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker, e.a.

DE WITTE MUUR n° 13. Gent. Solo, 2015.

PHOTOFESTIVAL KNOKKE, 2016, Unknown Masterpieces.

BUDA GALLERY, Asse. Solo, 2016

ONE, Photography in Dialogue, Mariakerke 2015.

DE ZEE, TRIBUTE TO JAN HOET, Oostende 2014

44 GALLERY, 2014, Solo

44 GALLERY 2012, Solo

FOTOPENSION KöLN 2012, Solo

MUSEUM EMILE VERHAEREN, 2010, Solo versus works of Léon Spilliaert.

SECOND ROOM GENT 2010, Solo

graduated Photography fine arts, Academie Gent. 2009.