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

Apr 21, 2009

Open Studio days

this weekend
April 25 & 26
from 10h00 until 18h00
Open Studio days

Bloed-ernstig of stapel-gek, ingetogen of uitbundig, sober of speels ... licht, hout, ijzer, steen, spiegel, textiel, plastiek, keramiek, pigmenten ... stapelen, verbouwen, combineren, ontwerpen, creëren, ... assemblages met een eigen visie.

not finished with the setup of my works, likely to change until the weekend -this is a view of one of the many corners of my studio. There is much more to see than this, don't have time to make decent pictures. Still very busy with clearing the mess (look at the next pictures, that is how it was just a few days ago) and cleaning the sawdust from every nook and cranny.

40 studios of artists in various disciplines are open for the public
all the info on :

Hope to see many enthusiastic visitors and I wish everyone a fascinating tour and all the participating artists a successful weekend.

Apr 9, 2009

Kunstroute-Leuven ontspoort!

pubs, posh & trendy cafes, restaurants, brasseries, ... on the "Oude Markt" in Leuven - locally known as the longest beercounter in the world (this is a buzzing University city) - have works on display of 40 local artists. The theme is 'derailment' . Works will stay on the premises from 26th of March until 26th of April; that is the weekend of the Open Studios art tour Kunstroute-Leuven.

Pictures taken in bad conditions. Not much time to focus or choose the best possible angle; one cannot disturb the customers every time to have an excellent view. Lighting is a problem and so is the heavy smoke. So here we go with a selection, some pictures were just not good enough.

Sculptor Eva Leplat at Oase

painter Katelijne Laroy at Apero
hildA De Schutter at De Peylkoker

sculptor Tjerrie Verhellen at Metropole

painter Yoni Kiggen at De Weerelt

painter Arne Reynaert at Karément

glass-sculptor Paul Van Cauteren at Louvain Louvain
top shelf

multimedia Grapes of Art at Giraf

ceramist Jan Vander Elst at 33
the red work in the right upper corner - not the blackboard

Erlend Van Landeghem at Café Manger

sculptor Ann Dieltjens at Rodin's

sculptor Ann Dieltjens at Rodin's
more work of Ann Dieltjens in this previous post

Sculptor Liliane Versluys at Rodin's

painter Erik Stroobants at De Kemel

photographer Bart Duriez at Forum

Pieter Verstraete at Forum

painter Adelheid Smets at De Colff

painter Adelheid Smets at De Colff

painter Milly Noz at Charlatan

painter Antoon Verbeeck at Mephist'O

painter Arne Reynaert at Antalya
this one has a little story : the muslim owner did not want an erotic work on his walls (look at the other work of Arne up here at Karément), so Arne put up a painting of peppers. But on different windows of this pita-place are these sexy images....

There is much more to see and many of the artists have more than one work displayed. Worth while the tour. The whole list can be found on the site, and after entering click 'ontspoort!'.