→ 05 May 13 at 5 am
Leon Vranken - Three-fold (2008)
In Three Fold, a paint saturated roller is wedged between the wall and the floor, exploring territory mined by Richard Serra with his Prop sculptures. Following on Serra’s annexation of sculptural space to the painterly domain, Vranken uses his sculpture to make a painting: finding the sculpture’s perfect equilibrium between wall and floor necessitates rolling it at least a few inches. This creates a unique site-specific hybrid: a humorous monochrome.
→ 04 Mar 13 at 11 am
Renato Nicolodi - Amnis (2012)
Renato Nicolodi’s architectonic models have a minimalist import. His systematic, dry approach gives these models a classical austerity, with which Renato follows in the footsteps of the language of forms of major Utopian architects such as Etienne-Louis Boullée and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. Renato’s spaces start out from a mathematically-ordered grid. They do not have the proportions of Vitruvian norms – or the ideal male nude of Leonardo da Vinci that stands in the middle of a square and a circle. The spaces are arranged and organised departing from stereometric figures such as cubes and pyramids; perfect and introverted in their abstract, purified form. Didn’t the French painter, Paul Cézanne, once say that all forms in nature can be brought down to circular, cylinder and conical?
→ 01 Mar 13 at 5 pm
Jacques Lizène - Chaises Couchées & Pour collectioneur averti (1964-2009)
In a large pandemonium made up of flea market items, he cuts up chairs, crosses all kinds of styles. Crossed chairs, rickety chairs, these objects are stupid, and thus singular, hybrids, crossbred in pairs like chromosomes. Lizène hangs his chairs against the wall, turns them into tribal totems, creates frames of chairs. In his case, chairs are rarely placed on the floor; instead, they dance, buckle, or stand asleep.
(Galerie Nadja Vilenne)