SERGE VANDERCAM (1924 – 2005)
He will not allow himself to be classified by any movement or genre. He is a born researcher and he constantly discovers everyday adventures. As an experimental photographer he took part in Cobra’s activities as of 1949. He also wanted to capture the invisible aspects of everyday life in his photographs. In the 1950s, contrary to all expectations, he gave up photography to concentrate entirely on painting. Later on he also started to work with clay in order to approach a more elementary and primitive form. From the beginning of the 1960s, Serge Vandercam worked with softer colours than those which characterise the works of the Cobra followers. In the 1970s new artistic materials appeared in his works: Triplex and wood. In 1979 he became a teacher at the Fine Arts school in Wavre.