The influence of painting is never far away in Athos' work, however, his sense of freedom is greater with a camera than with a paint brush. Even before the picture has been taken, he builds the image accurately and consciously with attention to framing, lighting and the composition of his installations. That is, after all, where he succeeds in creating his typical, surreal yet tangible atmosphere. The new world which he has thus created, challenges the viewer's imagination, often with a touch of humour. More than once his work has been exhibited in a duo or group exhibition, currently it can be admired in a solo exhibition at the MAS in Antwerp.
Athos Burez studied in Ghent: after obtaining a Fine Arts degree at Sint-Lucas, he studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Over the last few years, he has put together an impressive portfolio of photographs with assignments not only for Knack, De Morgen, Elle and De Standaard Magazine but also for brands such as Nike, Levi’s and Café Costume. As a result of this, many well-known individuals like Rinus van de Velde, Stromae, Dries Van Noten and Matteo Simoni have already posed in front of his lens.