Mar
15
to Apr 8

David Umemoto Monuments @ Modern Shapes Gallery

  OPENING  15th of MARCH 2018 with artist David Umemoto from 17:00 til 20:00 with drinks & food   EXHIBITION  from March 15th till April 08th 2018 Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday From 13:00 till 18:00  David Umemoto's modular cubic sculptures are studies of volume—at the juncture of sculpture and architecture . The miniature concrete structures are monumental and re-arrangable, conveying numerous images. A practicing architect, the Montreal-based Umemoto imagines the most incredible and complex modular building systems, which his brings to life in miniature form using concrete. Described by the artist as “an exploration of the patterns and codes embedded in our environment,” After using a system of carefully regulated casts, Umemoto choreographs these into sculptural arrangements. Formed entirely from concrete, the sculptures expose the rawness of the unrefined material. Each form can be interconnected, disconnected and rearranged to generate endless artistic compositions, resulting in a constant state of transformation. Umemoto explains his work as a highly codified and rigorous construction of an extensive modular system where each element can be added or subtracted to give place to a new unique work.

OPENING 15th of MARCH 2018 with artist David Umemoto
from 17:00 til 20:00
with drinks & food

EXHIBITION from March 15th till April 08th 2018
Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
From 13:00 till 18:00

David Umemoto's modular cubic sculptures are studies of volume—at the juncture of sculpture and architecture . The miniature concrete structures are monumental and re-arrangable, conveying numerous images. A practicing architect, the Montreal-based Umemoto imagines the most incredible and complex modular building systems, which his brings to life in miniature form using concrete. Described by the artist as “an exploration of the patterns and codes embedded in our environment,” After using a system of carefully regulated casts, Umemoto choreographs these into sculptural arrangements. Formed entirely from concrete, the sculptures expose the rawness of the unrefined material. Each form can be interconnected, disconnected and rearranged to generate endless artistic compositions, resulting in a constant state of transformation. Umemoto explains his work as a highly codified and rigorous construction of an extensive modular system where each element can be added or subtracted to give place to a new unique work.

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Solo exhibition Walter Van Rooy @ Boab Art Gallery
Mar
2
to Mar 25

Solo exhibition Walter Van Rooy @ Boab Art Gallery

Walter Van Rooy, born in 1954 in Lille (Antwerp), has been fascinated by visual arts since his youth. After studying graphic arts, he followed painting at the academies of Ghent and Antwerp. In the late seventies he founded his own art gallery "Ruimte Z" and was one of the founders of the contemporary Antwerp art scene. 

In 1981 he received the Prize 'Perspektieven' (now Jeune Peinture Belge) for his work "Modern Times" for which he got his inspiration from a trip in the former Soviet Union. Recently he made a reinterpretation of this series.

Later he made a series of works called "Signs" and he exhibited at Zeno X in Antwerp.

His work is driven by experiment, doubt and coincidence. Often inspired by primitive and repetitive activities and situations. His more recent work is following more abstract naive thoughts and the spontaneous flow of the brush.

Walter Van Rooy has greatly contributed to the development of the Antwerp modern art scene. During many years he paused his artwork and eclipsed himself from it, as a reaction to the commercial and superficial tendencies at the times.

Luckily for the art lovers, he started to paint again several years ago, enriched with new live experiences and matured views on things. He was also convinced to share his artwork again with a greater public and accepted to exhibit his artwork in an art gallery.

The exhibition presents how Walter Van Rooy responds to the world today with his oeuvre.

 

All pieces are unique and fit the BOAB personality (Breathtaking - Oomph - Authentic - Beautiful)

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