Roger Kockaerts (1931-2019)

Roger Kockaerts (1931-2019) was a Belgian artist living and working in Brussels and one of the “veterans” in alternative photographic processes, active in creative photography since the 1950’s. See his palladium prints here.
From: Brussels, Belgium.
Shows: Palladium prints.


Roger Kockaerts was a Belgian artist living and working in Brussels. He was active in creative photography since the Subjective Photography period of the 1950’s. Being a professional photographic conservator-restorer he used alt processes, principally palladium printing and cyanotype since the beginning of the 1990’s. In his “recycling” project he printed deteriorated historical glass plates with the palladium process to give the ancient images a second life as art objects. His work was represented in major photographic museums and in private collections all over the world.

“Since the 1970’s the notion of “recycling” industrial waste was introduced in our society and is, today, beneficial to the ecological situation of our planet. How this notion can be expanded to the art field is here demonstrated by recovering some severely deteriorated glass plates by the historical palladium print process.”
-Roger Kockaerts

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