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

Jun 7, 2009

Jean Pirnay - sculptures and installations

Impertinences au Monastère
exhibition at Espace Mon'Art
ancien monastère - Malmedy - Belgium
6th of June - 30th of August

detail of The hold-up of the century - le holdup du siècle - Der Raubüberfall des Jahrhunderts
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the US (1801-1809) declared, "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

details of The Sorrow of Belgians - Le Chagrin des belges - Der Kummer der Belgier
the theme of the first work is continued in this work, a big Belgian bank and the lost savings of thousands of people

details of Malmedair

on the left Motherhood - Maternité - Die Mutterschaft

detail of Motherhood
would families break up less easily if men and women would carry the pregnancy together?

detail of For Having Loved Too Much - Pour avoir trop aimé - Um zu viel geliebt zu haben
only half of the installation

detail of The Inaccessible Leg Of Lamb - L'inaccessible gigot - Unerreichbare Keule

detail of Terrestrial Suffering - Souffrance terrestre - Irdischer Schmerz

detail of Without Words - Sans Paroles - Ohne Worte

The Family - La Famille - Die Familie
The artist uses stones and rocks in almost every work. He fell in love with them as a child when his mother in the cold days of winter would wrap heated stones to keep him warm in bed.


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