Mireille Roobaert is a belgian photographer.
Her work as a reporter for daily newspapers has enabled her to explore an exceptional variety of fields such as sport, portrait, current events or architecture.
Her travels around the world from Los Angeles to Auckland, via New York, Paris, Naples opened her the doors of the reflection on the achievements and projects of those she met. Over the years, Mireille Roobaert continuously created playful series with a reflexion of scenes from everyday life.
In the mid 90s, Mireille Roobaert arrives in the world of photography when the film-to-digital transfer happens. Therefore she is formed to multiple techniques, and discovers visuals software modification. This shift is a new revelation for her. She now completely appropriates these techniques as expression of a set of malleable reality and uses it to push the horizons of creativity.
Her artistic work is specially devoted to the recurring themes of false symmetry, surreal impressions of reality, sensations of twisted mirrors or the perception with two faces that shows both the past and the future. The main pillar of her art deals with the reflections of the water, with their symbolic share of fertility, femininity, fluidity, what she calls nicely "MIDMVV": the Imaginary World Of My True Life. In her works, she sculpts the image and models the message. Empty places inspires her and fulfills the meaning. Thus, to fulfill its areas of graphics and colors, Mireille asks what dwells vacuum.
Mireille Roobaert collaborates, as photographer of interior architecture, with the most prestigious magazines worldwide such as Elle Decoration, Architectural Digest USA, Côté Ouest, Antiquariato, Marie-Claire Maison, Homes&Gardens or Ideat.
In 2005, she won the award of the Hamesse foundation and was awarded the Coup de Coeur of the Jury during l'Accueil at the Xavier Hufkens gallery (BE).
She graduated from the Saint Luc Institute in Liège (BE).
Born in 1969. Lives and works in Brussels (BE).
100 x 150 cm
Hahnemuhler paper + frame
100 x 156 cm
Aluminium or Diasec
85 x 127 CM
2016 Spot U Art, Rooftop 58 (Brussels, BE)
2015 Loft 202 (Brussels, BE)
2014 FOTOFEVER Paris avec la Galerie Arielle d'Hauterive
2013 « Dark Desert » EN COURS at Happy’s (Wavre, BE)2012 Arielle d’Hauterive Gallery (Brussels, BE)
2019 Africa, Alexia Werrie Gallery (Tervuren, BE)
2018 Ethnic, Alexia Werrie Gallery (Tervuren, BE)
2016 Matières, Spot U Art (Brussels, BE)
2016 Into the wild, Spot U Art (Brussels, BE)
2016 Group exhibition, architect office (Brussels, BE)
2016 l'Accueil (Brussels, BE)
2015 Spot U Art, Sablon (Brussels, BE)
2015 Spot U Art Event, Art Leaves the Web, Spot U Art Gallery (Brussels, BE)
2015 l'Accueil (Brussels, BE)
2014 Fotofever Paris, Arielle d'Hauterives Gallery (Paris, FR)
2014 Christian Liaigre (Brussels, BE)2014 l’Accueil (Brussels, BE)
2013 Atelier KROON Place du Jeu de Balle (Brussels, BE)
2012 l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)
2011 Dodecors (Belgium)
2011 l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)
2010 l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)
2009 l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)
2008 l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)
2007 l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)
2006 Wood and Store (Belgium)
2006 Vitrines pour artistes Chaussée de Charleroi (Brussels, BE)
2006 Salon de Mai à la Maison Communale de Saint-Gilles (Brussels, BE)
2006 l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)
2005 Fashion Food San Pellegrino
2005 l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)
2004 l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)
2004 « L’Esprit des Flots », Dautcourt Gallery (Brussels, BE)
2003 l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)
2005 Company award Foundation Hamesse (Brussels, BE)
2003 « Prix Coup de Cœur du Jury », Photo category, l'Art pour l'Accueil, Xavier Hufkens Gallery (Brussels)
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