Robert Devriendt: Unsolved Cases
out of print
Devriendt’s work depicts the gaze of an alter ego, moving through reality like a peeping Tom. Most of the disturbing events ‘taking place’ in the paintings in fact do not appear in the works but are implied by the narrative connections between them. As a result, it remains unclear if anything actually happens or whether the observer is simply being misled by the suggestive combination of the paintings. The works are therefore ‘unsolved cases’ in which the interpretation of the observer is crucial, as they attempt to infer and unravel meaning through their own interpretations.