ZEEUW, Cornelis de
Portrait of the De Moucheron Family
Willy Van Der Meeren - Wall lamp ‘Potence’ (1953)
Brought back into production by Lost&Found.
- GIUSEPPE VIRGONE - LOST PART I&II - SS14 -
- PHOTOS/QUENTIN CAFFIER
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen - Weekend House (2012)
This weekend house occupies the complete surface of a deep lot in small town in Flanders. The long backyard of an existing rowhouse is transformed into the weekend house proper; the whole length becomes the house, turning the existing building into a guest house. The new house is organized as a perspectival sequence of four equal rooms, thus providing a sequence of similar spaces whose infill is always different. The sequence of spaces organizes a variety of distinct characteristics—a garden, a pool house, a courtyard, a living room. Central wall openings create an enfilade throughout the different spaces and a sliding glass roof enhances the flexibility of their usage. Each of the rooms gets its specificity through its particular furniture. Together they form a set of interlocking mini-universes.
Living in Brussels is a great advantage because there are so many second hand book shops. I started hunting for images in old books a few months ago. I select them intuitively: I immediately know it when it is an image I can use or not. Then I mentally associate them. There is always a kind of alchemy in the compositions I create. For example, I found an image of a volcanic eruption and another one of a glass sculpture. I knew immediately they would fit together. As I said, I scan images and modify them in Photoshop, but I only use the basic functions of Photoshop: autocontrast, autocolor, darkness… I never use filters or special effects. I only slightly adjust the colors, to get the same quality in the color contrasts I found in the books. And if I don’t like the colors, I just switch the images in black and white. My work might use digital technology but I associate more with the technique of collage.
(Le Salon interview)
James Ensor - Doctrinal Nourishment (1889)
Created in 1889, this print critiqued the unstable socio-political climate aggravated and perpetuated by the oppressive policies of King Leopold II. By dismissing autocratic rule as a foul diet to be swallowed obediently by the masses, Ensor laid bare not only the brutality of Leopold’s regime, but also the people’s unquestioning willingness to accept it.
Emmanuel Gardin - Kino (2012)
"Kino" is a luminaire produced from a single sheet of birch multiplex.
Requiring no heavy investment (mold, specific machine …) bending of a 2d shape by hands (in this case a piece of wood) in a 3D volume allows us to offer an economic light, as fixture using a simplified manufacturing process and a minimum of material.
Anne Daems - 72 Girls and Some Boys Who Could Be Models (2006)
In the winter of 2005, Belgian photographer Anne Daems lived in New York City for six months on an art residency grant from ISCP. In this small book of street photography, Daems catches young New Yorkers unawares on the sidewalks of Soho, in the subway, under scaffolding, in traffic, and through shop windows. These delicate surveillance snapshots raise questions about voyeurism, youth, conventional beauty, and how we tend to classify strangers.