Raphael Van Lerberghe’s work is based on the appropriation of images which he is not the author of. He selects images from old pieces of art, scientific or other works, and processes them by drawn copy, photocopy, tracing or direct intervention on the images. The artist creates each time a new “reality” that turns out to be poetical, intimist, critical, etc. He also uses techniques like cropping, enlargement and isolation of elements. Each intervention gives birth to a new form and suspends the perception, because it concedes an important part to the visibility of the gesture of its realisation. Apart from the manifestation of an appropriation in view of a new use, according to a contemporary practice and stakes, the artist’s gesture proves to be an attaching element that restores the balance between the object and representative perceptive nature of every image. Presented in series, his images produce new senses, establishing by whiles a new narration, even though truncated.