to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Feb 26, 2009

Marga Weimans - fashion at SuperStories

Wonderland
spring/summer 09
haute couture






and many many more at the Fashion Museum during the SuperStories Triennial of art, design and fashion





interesting print of pictures buildings on the fabrics





all posts on SuperStories HERE

Feb 24, 2009

meanwhile in my studio ...




Finally started this work that will be part of a project in the Open Studio tour in 2 months.
I have been thinking and rethinking it for weeks now. It needs to be finished before sunday, but will only be revealed in a month ... if I manage to get it right. This is so different from my other work that unexpected surprises still might spoil the result.

Feb 22, 2009

Nick Ervinck - sculptures at SuperStories

Triafutobs


Salb Furchak

Nick Ervinck

SuperStories
2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design
February 7 - May 10 - 2009 Hasselt Belgium



all posts on SuperStories HERE

Feb 21, 2009

Els Vanden Meersch - visual artist

Excluded Interiors
Entering a dark claustrophobic space - next room a projection of photographs - back to a very dark narrow passage



- next room a blinding bright tiny space with photographs pasted on walls. Photographs of dark, claustrophobic, empty, derelict rooms.
I liked it.

'Els Vanden Meersch sees her photographs, sculptures and installations as psychological portraits.'



2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design
February 7 - May 10 - 2009 Hasselt Belgium


all posts on SuperStories HERE

another installation by this artist in this post (click) of 3 nov 2010

Feb 20, 2009

William Cobbing at SuperStories

Untitled (radiator legs)

Smooth Noodle Map (Islands)


Untitled

'William Cobbing develops sculptural interventions in familiar surroundings to create a freakish world parallel to ours.'





info on SuperStories : http://www.superstories.be/
all posts on SuperStories Triennial of art, design and fashion HERE


Feb 18, 2009

Eric Geerdens - plaster sculptures

'The sculptures reflect the artists personality and personal history.'
Pam

Yvona
(can't keep my eyes from this one, it is so ... I can't explain)

La Boudeuse - the sulking one
(rather poetic, well captured mood I think)

works of John Turner Burkitt in the background

at artemptation.com during the Affordable Art Fair Brussels
These sculptures actually remind me of a comment I got - on one of my works - from a visitor during my Open Studio Days two years ago. The woman said that 'bandaging' was not an 'art discipline'. I guess that, if no one ever tried to use a different material to express himself , we all would still be painting caves with pigments and sticks.

more posts on AAF Brussels HERE

textile art - at Affordable Art Fair


 Anne-Valérie Dupond makes hand-sewn textile sculptures from reclaimed textiles, using worn clothes or textiles offered by commissioners of new work.






detail of "Etalage indiscrète"
Sonia Aniceto

Sonia Aniceto
a mixture of painting and sewn textiles.

at Gallery 138 - Honfleur France
more posts on AAF Brussels HERE

Feb 17, 2009

Jurjen Ravenhorst at Affordable Art Fair

We visited the Affordable Art Fair this weekend in Brussels. Unfortunately at the wrong hour. It was far too crowded to get a proper view on the artworks. On our way out we realized we had been lucky, new visitors were queueing up in a 40 meter long line.
It was not obvious to get decent pictures. I tried. I'll post a few in the next days.



wall-objects by Jurjen Ravenhorst

at Chiefs & Spirits Gallery - Netherlands

I can't explain why, but I was particularly drawn to these wall-sculptures - or 3D paintings. They really don't show well in the picture (thanks Jurjen for your kind cooperation).

I should have taken some close-ups but was too disturbed by the crowd, it makes me nervous. Better next time.

more posts on AAF Brussels HERE

François du Plessis - mixed media

Now, this is right up my alley. Colourful and with reclaimed materials.


detail

detail

work by François du Plessis - SA
at Chiefs & Spirits Gallery - Netherlands
at the Affordable Art Fair
all posts on AAF Brussels HERE

Feb 15, 2009

Feb 13, 2009

Jan Marechal - fun ceramics

While walking from one location to the next exhibition at SuperStories in Hasselt - Belgium (more posts on this later) we spot this window where emerging ceramic artist Jan Marechal is working. I have an addiction on artists' studios so I had to go in and see what was happening.






He makes these irresistible UFO-boats.



Still setting up shop.
The painting in the background is fascinating, I just don't know who the artist is.
Can someone tell me so that I can add the information
the artist in the background
(again, I don't know who painted this portrait)




Sorry ... not the best picture of his UFO-boats. If I get the chance to go back one day I will try to make a better one.

Feb 12, 2009

meanwhile in my studio

Still working on new stacked ceramic sculptures.
At the end of April - if all goes well - I will have Open Studio Days, so I'm not revealing too much right now.


Feb 11, 2009

SuperStories - art, design, fashion

detail


Paravents
Hella Jongerius

in the foreground : Clay Furniture
Maarten Baas

in the background : Felts
Thomas Grünfeld
in the foreground : Clay Furniture
Maarten Baas
a previous post on Maarten Baas HERE
in the background : Fireplace I & Fireplace II
Thomas Grünfeld
Urchin Poufs
Christien Meindertsma


SuperStories
2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design February 7 - May 10 - 2009 Hasselt Belgium
Christien Meindertsma : http://www.theseflocks.com/
all posts on SuperStories HERE