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Carl De Keyzer

For Moments Before the Flood, Carl De Keyzer aims to travel for seven months in Europe, going around the coastline from England, Iceland to Poland and Scandinavia, aiming only to capture landscapes and water. An occasional human presence might also occur. His images contain a certain uneasiness that could be interpreted as a sign of upcoming catastrophe: if some predictions come true, the world’s water level could rise 3–5 metres, which would have devastating effects on the European coastline. It’s also an attempt (possibly fictitious) to preserve, for the last time, the beauty of this coastline. As always in Carl De Keyzer’s work, there is a link with the history of painting. This time it is the Dutch marine landscapes that caught his attention.