Biography

Anton was born in Belgium (1974), and obtained a master's degree in Political Science at K.U.Leuven (Belgium).

He studied photography at STUK Leuven (Belgium) and Academy of Fine Arts, Hasselt (Belgium). Currently he lives & works in Belgium and Tokyo (Japan).

Together with friend and mentor David Alan Harvey he founded BURN Magazine, a platform dedicated to emerging photographers.

Anton is focused on an understanding of the world around him. His main concern is the expression of the impossibility of this understanding, the difficulties of representing trauma, loss of the experience of place, and the act of commemoration.

His focus lies on investigating ways of seeing through visual representation and interpretation, the limits of memory and remembrance, and the significance of viewer placement and subject-position in relation to a physically missing reality with no referential markers.

Through images, video and words, combined into book, exhibit and design, he attempts to confront himself with the limits of his own capabilities and understanding, and the viewer with finding his/her own position.

His work has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, New York Times, l'Espresso, GEO magazine, TEDx, El Pais, BBC, The Economist, BBC Radio 4, Leica M Magazine, dS Weekblad (De Standaard), Dagens Næringsliv, Cobra.be, De Laatste Show, VOP Taiwan, The Japan Times, ELLE Men, Marie Claire, BURN Magazine, Status Brazil and City to City China, amongst others.

His work has been exhibited in Maastricht (NL), Genk (BE), Rome (IT), Barcelona (ES), Sydney (AUS), Hong Kong (HK), Liège (BE), Montpellier (FR), Genève (CH), Antwerp (BE), Aalst (BE) and Hasselt (BE).

He has taught workshops in Berlin, Venice and New York.

Anton is represented by Ingrid Deuss Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium

 

Curriculum

 

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Publications (selection)