SISSYDUDE LOVES: The Art Of PETER DE POTTER
SHOWSTUDIO: Peter De Potter is an artist from Belgium. De Potter studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and currently lives and works in Antwerp. He garnered attention for his 2001 to 2010 collaboration with Raf Simons. The collaboration was initially focused on one collection, but soon expanded to a continued, lengthy relationship. De Potter served as a consultant, assisting with concepts, as well as providing artwork – both images and words – for Simon’s prints. De Potter also designed and art directed Raf Simon’s book ‘Redux’, as well as the Raf Simons ‘Repeat’ installation for Pitti Immagine 2005.
In 2004 De Potter presented his video installation ‘The Young Gods’ during another Pitti project in Florence, titled ‘NEO80’. In 2011 he had an entry in ‘Transmission1 – Avant/Garde Diaries’ in Berlin, where he showed sections of his series ‘Image Machine’. Although De Potter has been producing art for the last fifteen years – photography, text, collage, appropriation – he only began to ‘officially’ establish himself in the art world in the last three years. He is notable for taking a less traditional art route by showing sections of his work directly on the internet, mainly via Tumblr pages that each show a specific series.