ARTISTS represented by the Gallery

CURENT EXHIBITION

MARC DE BLIECK
TRACES

Opening Sunday February 14, 2021 at 3 pm

Until Sunday April 25 -2021

Monuments that look like images (of monuments). Photographs depicting monuments. Photographs of monuments that look like photographs of monuments. Photographs that look like photographs. Images in which all dimensions have been reduced to a flat surface. What could be the meaning of that reduction? Can it add anything? These are questions that can be asked about the oeuvre of Marc De Blieck - and that he also asks himself.

Contrary to what this questioning might evoke, the oeuvre of Marc De Blieck(° 1958 BE) is unusually rich in meticulously worked-out images that result in works that provide the spectator with an aesthetic experience beyond measure when getting to the bottom of them.

Moreover, Marc De Blieck returns to his first practice as a painter. This summer, in the group exhibition "The beginning of The 21st century" in our gallery, he already showed some new works painted with photo ink on Japanese paper. He says: "They are not compositions, they are the result of procedures. They are traces, not writings, they cannot be read as a scripture. It has a lot to do with the black box of photography, with a magical game that one can never control. It only has meaning when you play it together.".

ARTISTS Exhibited 

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Marc De Blieck - Traces #009, 2020

carbon print on Kozo 30 gr, 120 x 150 cm

Philip Aguirre 

Renato Nicolodi

Cécile Bart

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Guillaume Bijl

Klaus Pobitzer

Kate Burkhart

Gerard Polhuis

Leo Copers

Perry Roberts

Hans Demeulenaere

Walter Swennen

Danny Devos

Guy Van Bossche

Lucas Devriendt

Philippe Van Snick

Peter Downsbrough

Els Vanden Meersch

Hubert Duprat

Filip Vervaet

Pieter Geenen

Bianca Voss

Paul Goede

Cindy Wright

Kati Heck

Dirk Zoete

Philip Huyghe

Ruben Kindermans

Stephan Willats - The Escape

Made during the extreme isolation and vacuum of London's Lockdown for the virus.  

Filmed in Kodak Super 8. 

One continuous car mounted shot going out of London on my main route to the West. 

Text selected from a thesaurus of words associated with travelling and leaving. 

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