Six questions for
Joselito Verschaeve

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Joselito Verschaeve.

Artist Joselito Verschaeve
Lives in Ghent, Belgium

How do you describe your own art practice?

A photographic practice which leans on day-to-day encounters that turn narrative-driven.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

It’s based on the idea of building an archive which can fit different themes while maintaining a certain interchangeability. With this archive gradually growing it’s possible to move around images and create new narratives.

What was your first experience with art?

I’ve always been very observative and the things that caught my attention at an early age I later recognized again in art, I tend to look back at those moments as first artistic encounters. One of the most important moments was early on, seeing Evidence by Larry Sultan en Mike Mandel.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

This is difficult to pinpoint for it changes all the time, mostly things that trigger me to photograph, which could be everything from short stories, writings and photobooks to someone handing me an egg or light crossing my window.

What do you need in order to create your work?

Those triggers, other media. If I’m not creating work I’m trying to gather information, that automatically triggers me to create more work.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Too many to count: Tacita Dean, Raymond Meeks, Dafna Talmor, Calvino, Carver and Gallagher, …

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