Six questions for
Tine Guns

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Tine Guns.

Artist Tine Guns
Lives in Ghent, Belgium

How do you describe your own art practice?

I work on film, video and books. I deliberately look for formats known for their linear structure, since all of them usually have a beginning and an end. I want to challenge this linearity and unveil different readings. I’m conducting perceptual experiments and like to explore fragementary narratives in which associations or juxtapostions play an important role.

My art practice is based on a feeling of being ‘in between’, on the inability to capture a particular moment in time and the failure of our memory. Often it’s based on a personal memory or the recalling of an event or image from our collective memory. I work with associations and strategies of montage and visual storytelling, although my focus is more to evoke a feeling or an experience than a story

What was your first experience with art?

I can’t really remember. Probably the local art academy. My dad’s nephew is a painter. And I took his art lessons after school. There I definitely developed a love for the painted image.
I also had a very inspiring girlfriend as an adolescent. We watched a lot of films together on a VHS- player in the attic. I guess I count ‘Un Chien Andalou’ and the films of David Lynch as my first conscious Art experience

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Books, Cinema, Life & Love.

What do you need in order to create your work?

My camera, A space to be alone, Paper!, A Computer, Printing Tools and TIME.

What are you working on at the moment?

I just finished my first full length Film ‘To Each His Own Mask’ which premiered recently (will be exhibited in Casino Luxemburg in September-October)

Meanwhile I’m working on two new series and books that will be exhibited in May. At Rossi Contemporary I will present my serie ‘the collector’ on suspense & voyeurisme, the male and the female gaze.
At Ingrid deuss Gallery I will present my series ‘After The Flood’ where I’ll take you to an utopian Island (with an helicopter).

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Joachim koester at Brussels Art Weekend.

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