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

May 23, 2012

Bodys Isek Kingelez at Oiron

I'm working on new projects for an upcoming art tour I will talk about very soon.
The theme of the tour is fragility, subtheme on our location is urbanisation.  The difficult and fragile balance between cities and rural countryside.

I'm finding great inspiration in this...
my apologies for the very bad pictures shot in a tiny and dark servants' room in the grand Oiron Castle

the narrow corridor to the servants' quarters

Bodys Isek Kingelez (DRC) - Allemagne à l'An 2000 (Germany in the year 2000) - 1988

Bodys Isek Kingelez - Paris Nouvelle - 1989

Bodys Isek Kingelez - Italie - 1989

The artist builds models of fantastic cities in cardboard.  Fun and playful, I'd love to be able to wander through his joyful universe.

Curios & Mirabilia
Collection Fonds National d'Art Contemporain

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May 22, 2012

Roger Raveel in concrete

A constant in Roger Raveel's work is the use of mirrors in his paintings and assemblages.  So is the image of the typical concrete walls in gardens throughout Belgium.  Third : silhouettes of people.

Roger Raveel - Man op rugzijde (Man from the back) - 1952 - detail

Behind the museum dedicated to Roger Raveel's work is an installation where the three are united.

Roger Raveel - Nocturne - 1953

Gildestraat 2-8
Machelen-Zulte (near Ghent) - Belgium

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May 21, 2012

Jetske Verhoeven at Verbeke Foundation

Wooden orange crates, I've been collecting them for quite some time now for making small furniture.
Jetske Verhoeven (NL) has larger projects.

She used 730 orange crates to build this cabin together with architect Alexander Lefebvre.

quite inspiring, it's giving me new ideas for the upcoming art event in our barn and orchard

Jetske Verhoeven - UPON - 2010

at Verbeke Foundation - Kemzeke - Belgium

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sustainable rooftop garden

May 11, 2012

Sarkis - stained glass windows


A royal castle along the majestic river Loire in 'la douce France'.
In the attic ...

in the tiny rooms where servants used to sleep ...

intriguing stained glass windows are on display

A commissioned set of 32 panes were installed in 2011 (when these pictures were taken).  40 new windows have been added in 2012

on display until
31 december 2014

Arts and Nature Centre
the first arts centre devoted to the relationship between artistic creation and nature

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May 9, 2012

Haute Cuisine - design

A nice loft/store/gallery/studio along the canal in Leuven-Belgium

We were able to peek inside during the Kunstroute-Leuven art studio tour some days ago.

2 young designers present their original light sculptures

the last picture is certainly giving more ideas for the barn we need to get ready for the upcoming art tour this summer

check their great ideas, and find out what is hidden behind the door in the restroom!

related posts from the previous editions of the art tour : Kunstroute-Leuven