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Stefan Darte
Going Vertical 1 - Belgium 2021 - # 2 / 7 Limited Edition Fine Art Photography

2021

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This is # 2/7 Fine Art Print Limited Edition 42cm x 60 cm VADOR THE SPACE SHOW is the first exhibition of photographs by Stefan Darte which is currently being held in Brussels in the coworking area named The Spaces (Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxis) from december 15th up to march 31st Thirty prints are housed in high quality black anodized metal American boxes and all prints are supplied on heavyweight fine art paper printed with museum pigment inks. All photographs are exclusively offered in limited editions in 4 different formats : 42cm x60cm (7+2AP) 60cm x80cm (7+2+AP) 70cm-100cm (5+2AP) 100cmx150cm (3+2AP) Stefan Darte is a fighter pilot in the Belgian Air Force. His colleagues, with assumed schoolboy humor, nicknamed him Vador, when he is neither naughty or nasty. On the contrary ; Stefan has all of those legendary pilots, Saint Exupéry, Guynemer or Mermoz, who were not content to carry out their military missions but who discovered “up there” a magical world that they wanted to share with us. The fighter pilot is this policeman from the sky who protects “those below”, the Earthlings, us, against all the threats that may come from above; he patrols, constantly on the lookout for the “hostile” who would like to surprise us. But until the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the current state of great vigilance, Stefan's work was more that of a good-natured policeman, sometimes pedagogue with the offenders in good faith, these small private planes which got a little lost, sometimes very firm with those who wanted to fly over protected sites. This gave him time to discover in all its dimensions this universe that we earthlings only see from below, the world of clouds. Where air and water unite to mock the sun, make it disappear from our view or play with its rays to give them the crazy colors and majestic effects that the Flemish painters of the Renaissance so well done. Armed with his camera, Stefan wanted to share with us the incredible ephemeral beauty of this impalpable universe, higher than Earth, lower than Space, where airliners take long detours to avoid them but where the fighter planes, like felines on the lookout, move and hide before swooping down on their prey. Emeritus pilot, aerobatic virtuoso, instructor sought after by young recruits, through the photos he presents to us today, Stefan also demonstrates his sensitivity, his artistic dimension, his poetic vision. And its commitment to the preservation of nature. Because on the fragile balance of these clouds, even if sometimes they deliver us raindrops which we would have done well without, all life on Earth depends. From the inside, making us privileged observers, Stefan Darte reveals the beauty and complexity of these few kilometers that are just above our heads. An initiatory and precious journey.
  • Creator:
    Stefan Darte (1978, Belgian)
  • Creation Year:
    2021
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 16.54 in (42 cm)Width: 23.63 in (60 cm)Depth: 0.12 in (3 mm)
  • More Editions & Sizes:
    Limited Edition of 7 Ex Size 60cm x 80 cmPrice: $1,752Limited Edition of 5 Ex Size 70cm x 100 cmPrice: $2,416
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    Framing Options Available
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  • Gallery Location:
    Brussels, BE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1570211698902
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