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

Nov 15, 2011

Leon Vranken at Freestate - Ostend

I've got my mind on wood and this is quite inspiring...

Leon Vranken - Untitled - 2011


Leon Vranken - Three Fold - 2008

Leon Vranken - The Beauty of Painting (Chapter II) - 2011

past exhibition
young belgian art
Ostend - Belgium

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Nov 13, 2011

les Fêtes de la Saint-Martin revisited

It' a misty and quiet Sunday, the first day that we actually feel the autumn.

We're off to go on an art tour through tiny, old villages and some cross country driving.
It's been three years since we went on this art tour for the last time.

The fog persists all day long, I quite enjoy the feeling of changing seasons.  The smell of wood burning stoves.


Artworks are scattered over different villages, private homes and gardens and a few impressive centuries old farmhouses.

Daniel Detilleux

Daniel Detilleux

Daniel Detilleux
digital recordings of birdsongs are transformed into a steel sculpture

Daniel Detilleux - Bluesette (the sound graphics of music by Toots Thielemans)

Digital Vibrations in Music

6 villages
70 locations
150 artists

46th edition of
Fêtes de la Saint-Martin
weekends until 27 November 2011

more posts to come, view all posts on the art tour - past and future as they'll get published - HERE

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Nov 11, 2011

armistice day

Rememberance Day or Veterans day
at 11o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns stopped firing, the First World War came to an end.
Thousands of graves in military cemetaries, overwhelming sad places. 
I remembered them when I saw the garden of Extinct Plants at Chaumont-sur-Loire last September.

The Garden of Extinct Plants
designers : Denis Valette & Olivier Barthélémy

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United Battlefield Cemetary - Victims of Fate

Nov 9, 2011

Jan Marechal - fun ceramics revisited

We bumped into budding ceramic artist Jan Marechal by accident a few years ago in his pop-up studio in Hasselt - Belgium.  I was happy to see more of his work last September during the art event Alternate Current.

a former factory as temporarily exhibition space

a few 'creepy crawlies' on the floor

alien shapes on the wall

a video of a fraction of the video by Jan Marechal and Tim Geelen

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Nov 8, 2011

Cabanes - Aeneas Wilder

Aeneas Wilder - Untitled #153
the fourth dome shaped structure we've seen from this artist, all of them different

let's explore it a bit closer

one can't enter this installation

it is built over a pond

I simply love the fact that it looks twice as big this way

I just wish I could have seen it when the sun is shining and see the shadowplay but then this might ruin the perfect reflection

This installation is totally different than the ones I've seen before

Aeneas Wilder - Untitled #154

overlooking the park of the Château de Seneffe

Final post on the open air exhibition CABANES
until 13 November 2011

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Nov 7, 2011

Le Palais des Cheminées Idéales

After a sunny, warm and gorgeous indian summer the first chilly wind and drizzle makes one long for a nice and cozy fire.
Just the time to show some pictures of 'The Palace of Ideal Chimneys', a funky and crazy installation.

entirely set up with waste material

a swivelling hearth and chimney in the centre of the room (I didn't know I could move it until we were gone)

the next room, a crazy kitchen

a bedroom that will keep out the icy winds

the sanitary installation

I simply can't keep my eyes from the stunning effect in the first room

the old walls with flaking paint and plaster and stripped wall paper are breathtaking

can't get enough of it

part of
à CIEL oUVERT - art tour
La Promenade du Jardin des Souhaits Bricolés
Les Pas perdus
Cité des Électriciens
Bruay-la-Buissière - France

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