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The Archaeology of the Interior

Growing up in the medieval city of Bruges, as a child Belgian artist Pierre Bergian developed a fascination with its abandoned old houses, along with those in the neighbouring cities of Lille and Ghent. He was intrigued by the architecture and archaeology of these spaces - to him they were shrouded in an air of mystery.

Bergian believes that he is not alone in this fascination and that many of us are intrigued by the interiors of buildings because they are places where we spend the largest part of our lives. As a new show of his work opens at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London later this month, these images of his home and studio space offer a revealing insight into the work of an artist who describes himself as being fascinated by "the archaeology of the interior".

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