Casper Fitzhue (b.1990) is a visual artist and writer preoccupied with the medium, media, and mediating. Mmm.
His work often has him playing the role of an artist.
His method often has him acting the role of a director.
His working method often has him taking on the role of an art director.
Hence the working title: art, director.
A lot of the work begins with writing words or making images, language being at the physical and poetic centre of his work. The battleground: exploiting dualities and preconceptions with what we see as commercial design and what is regarded as art.
During extensive collaborative operations called "umbrella projects", original content sometimes slips into another medium. Word becomes image, then image becomes book, words become sound, sound becomes soundtrack to a video, the video becomes an installation. The work is rarely put to rest and is testimony to the ebb and flow of others. Bringing both artists and differently skilled people together, Fitzhue encourages creative dialogue & production within his work. Clearly, he enjoys his role as an artistic mediator.
In his writing, which sometimes serves as background for a project, but sometimes surfaces as the artwork itself, he is interested in lexical specificity, the potential of words to emote and denote visuals, fluidity, and experimentations with the use of pause, correction, and punctuation.
In general, he is against the mystifying forces of literary criticism.
Most recently he became interested in the spectacle of exhibiting, trying to figure out where the artwork ends and its presentation begins.
Romanian-born, he is based in Belgium since 2015 but can sometimes be found in Berlin, Bucharest, or Birmingham.
As well as other cities that begin with the letter B.
2016-2018 MA Fine Art (Photography)
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
2009-2013 BA Graphic and Visual Communication Design
University of Leeds, UK
Aug 2012 Grammar and Magical Realism
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, ES
2018 Photo 18 Zurich, Zurich, CH
2017 Neutral Density Awards, Online
2017 Inter—Weaving Wæves, Antwerp, BE
2017 MASTERS2017, Antwerp, BE
2017 The Number 9, Antwerp, BE
2017 OBSO #1 - Forever Boner, Antwerp, BE
2016 Post-Couture Launch, Antwerp, BE
2016 Optimal Prime, Breda, NL
2016 The Indecisive Moment, Antwerpen, BE