Colour, contrast, originality, sensuality and innocence characterize the work of this talented young photographer.
Liesje Reyskens is a graduate of the Media and Design Academy KHLIM in Genk, Belgium. She completed her studies in 2007 with great distinction based on her autonomous photography project.
Liesje participated in the Canvas Collection competition twice, with positive results. Interest in her photography grew and resulted in exhibitions at galleries in Holland. She has completed several assignments for glossy magazines, the City of Genk, design platform Limburg and Z33 Centre for Contemporary Art and Design.
Liesje Reyskens profiles herself as a contemporary photographer with an international style. Her pictures are often an intriguing mix of realism and fantasy. For a long time she predominantly worked with non-professional models but that is changing. She continues to look for young, quite inexperienced models. Liesje aims for a naive, fairy-tale look in her images. She blends the model's youthful innocence with an enchanting appearance, yet there is a "hitch". It is as if this fairy tale has a dark side. She often does the makeup and styling herself. Liesje seeks out unusual and image-reinforcing décors.
Her contemporary work has attracted the attention of a growing number of fans and followers.
The exhibition is on view at Galerie Van der Planken
from September 18 through October 16, 2010.