Ephameron explores a sensitive side of the world, where small and intimate dramas of life are documented. She works as an artist, editorial illustrator, and author. Ephameron’s graphic novel about her father’s struggle with dementia — “Wij twee samen” (2015), translated as “Us Two Together” (2019) — was met with critical acclaim. The publication “re/collection” (2017) collects 320 pages from her travel diaries.

Nooit meer alleen

by Ephameron

February 2021 – 29 euro – 24 x 29 cm – hardcover with 192 full colour pages – text in Dutch
ISBN 9789492672469

Voor Nooit meer alleen weefde Ephameron ervaringen van jonge ouders samen tot een gevoelig en sfeervol beeldverhaal. Zij ging op zoek naar een gemeenschappelijke beleving van een ingrijpende levensgebeurtenis — de geboorte van een eerste kind. Zeven hoofdstukken bieden elk een andere blik op nieuw leven, want na de komst van een kind ben je nooit meer alleen, maar ook nooit meer alleen.

Available from Oogachtend

Nooit meer alleen

Stichting Ijsberg — Damme — 2021
(exhibition and art residency)
April 30 until May 30
www.stichtingijsberg.be

Koppel

January 2021 – 20 euro – 2-colour riso print on 120g paper – 29.7 x 42cm – edition of 50

Available from www.topocopy.org

Panorama

Destelheide — Dworp — 2020~2021
(art residency, group show with Aidan Koch, Ephameron, Karen Vermeren, Louis Reith, Merijn Hos and Siemen Van Gaubergen and performance by Ephameron x CHVE)

Us Two Together

by Ephameron

October 2019 – $29.95 – 7" x 9.5" – hardcover with 232 full colour pages – text in English ISBN 9780271084916

In this beautifully illustrated graphic novel, now translated into English from Dutch, artist Ephameron chronicles her father’s losing battle with early-onset primary progressive aphasia (PPA)—a rare form of dementia that advanced slowly and left him unable to speak or to coordinate his thoughts and actions.

A moving sequence of paper collage illustrations layered under text depicts Ephameron’s father’s decline and her family’s experience of caring for him. Compositional techniques combined with image, rhythm, and narrative work both to convey emotion and to frame illness in its context. Unlike other portrayals of dementia, Ephameron’s does not shy away from portraying the brutality of the disease. Us Two Together is a poetic and melancholic depiction of how dementia slowly disintegrates a body.

Available from www.psupress.org

Valavond

November 2019 – 70 euro – 3-colour silkscreen print on 240g light blue paper – 48 x 68cm – edition of 50

Available from www.supercollect.be

re/collection

by Ephameron

December 2017 – 25 euro – 10.9 x 17.1 cm – softcover with 320 full colour pages – no text
ISBN 9789492672025

This new book gathers a selection of impressions from the travel diaries of Ephameron. The artist uses observational drawing and painting as a way to engrave the memory and surroundings deeper into the brain. A compact but thick book, collecting 320 pages of recollections from 2011-2017.

Available from www.oogachtend.be