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12/12/2016

EXPO ‘MICROBIOTA′ – Galerie Beyond, Anvers (Antwerpen)(BE) – 18 Dec. 2016- 22 janv. 2017

galerie beyond / MICROBIOTA / Arnaud Sprimont solo exhibition

 Opening drink December 18, 2 – 6pm

SIDE EXPO / FR(AG)MENTED FR(AG)ILITY
by Ria Lins (BE), Gésine Hackenberg (DE-NL) and Brian Weissman (USA)
Dec 18 – Jan 22

galerie beyond / MICROBIOTA / Arnaud Sprimont:  
 2016 Microbiota -SOLO-DEC-2016- Horizon

« With this brand new series, Arnaud Sprimont pursuits a little more the questioning on the basis of his creative research. Supported both by a scientific and empirical observation of the cells and patterns of the living, he walks up and down an invisible and frightening universe, where the strong ties that exist between human being and nature reveal themselves. It’s precisely the exploration of this creeping network that’s at the heart of his approach and of his will to define himself, in nature and in harmony with it, as microbiotes living in symbiosis with their host.
Initially, Arnaud Sprimont, draws his raw material within nature. From elements harvested during his peregrinations, he generates a new alphabet of the living that’ll be the basis of a grammar intended to spin his own mankind. This opens the way to a hybridisation work : a construction is achieved from multiple elements creating a kind of a new biological makeup, fully fantastic and with baroque appearance, such as a crossbreed of improbable species. His interpretation of the material eventually tends to dematerialise the shapes so that they become a representation of his own universe. Their white appearance, neutral, and close to a scientific picture, approach as close to the final shape to capture their reliefs and shadows.
The items of Arnaud Sprimont reveal as an extension in the most secret and infathomable of the human body through a will of defining his true nature in all his boundlessness.  » Marie-Luce Martin / Translation Pierre-Yves LENOIR

 

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SIDE EXPO / FR(AG)MENTED FR(AG)ILITY
by Ria Lins (BE), Gésine Hackenberg (DE-NL) and Brian Weissman (USA)
Dec 18 – Jan 22
Ria LinsRia Lins

 

 

Gal. BEYOND  
formerly Galerie Beyond Fashion
Sint Jorispoort 27
2000 Antwerpen
www.beyondfashion.be
PHONE / +32 (0)472 42 06 83
​OPENING HOURS / thu – fri – sat  11 am to 6 pm or by appointment​ -
EMAIL / hello@galeriebeyond.be

 

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05/11/2016

EXPO ‘Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still′ – Galerie Beyond, Anvers (Antwerpen)(BE) – 6 Nov.-11 Dec. 2016

Solo expo by Carolina Apolonia
Side expo by Juan Harnie  and Ana Margarida Carvalho
Opening drink in presence of the artist  Sunday November 6, 2-6 pm

At beyondfashion 3m2 project room

Expo at Beyond Fashion Carolina Apolonia - "Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still"  *

Carolina Apolonia - Brooch Unique piece -Silver, wood, paint, steel: Carolina Apolonia – Brooch Unique piece -Silver, wood, paint, steel

« My work reflects my intimate world. I often construct abstract versions of rooms, buildings, and cities that mirror my dreams and fears. Some of them relate to memories I have, people in my past or people around me. Yet others deal with my needs for protection, my fear of being locked in or shut out, and my fascination with visible and invisible boundaries.
My work is about finding refuge and freedom.
I am inspired by the everyday rhythms in life; how we move, interact, build, love and heal.
And I’m fascinated by shelters, industrial construction work, and the rules of aerodynamics.
My most recent works show a slight change in shape and form. I wanted to create pieces that represent movement, or rather, the ability to fly.
The collection as a whole shows my view on the ever-changing dynamics between the needs of the individual and the safety, strength and demands of the collective. » 
Carolina Apolonia

  Carolina Apolonia - "Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still"   Carolina Apolonia - « Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still » – brooch

 Carolina Apolonia - "Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still" - brooch Carolina Apolonia – « Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still » – brooch

 Carolina Apolonia - "Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still" - brooch Carolina Apolonia -  Brooch: Heliópolis IV, 2014 -  Silver, steel, purple heart, paint 7.5 x 6 x 1.7 cm

Carolina Apolonia - "Of Things Unknown but Longed for Still" - necklaceCarolina Apolonia -  -  Necklace: Khione, 2014 – Silver, fibre board, steel, paint  90cm

Catolina Apolonia  -Necklace: Sillness, 2014 Silver, leather, paint, steel Length: 100 cm Object: 9.5 x 4 x 4 cmCarolina Apolonia  -Necklace: Sillness, 2014 Silver, leather, paint, steel Length: 100 cm Object: 9.5 x 4 x 4 cm

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Side expo by Juan Harnie (BE) and Ana Margarida Carvalho (PT)
Ana Margarida Carvalho and Juan Harnie got paired in The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange 2016. Selected jewellers from around the world participated in this project and were paired to find a common interest or theme and make a piece for one another.
Both Ana and Juan look for beauty in things that are not necessarily beautiful to others. Combining plastics and metal is one of their common interests and neither of them shies away from using bright colours.
The pieces presented in this exhibition are similar to the two pieces they originally made for The Exchange. And even though both of them have their own interpretation of beauty and where to find it, their pieces accompany each other really well.

Juan Harnie - Ana Margarida Carvalho - Exchange 2016Juan Harnie - Ana Margarida Carvalho – Exchange 2016 

 

Gal. BEYOND   (3m2 PROJECT ROOM )
formerly Galerie Beyond Fashion
Sint Jorispoort 27
2000 Antwerpen
www.beyondfashion.be
PHONE / +32 (0)472 42 06 83
​OPENING HOURS / thu – fri – sat  11 am to 6 pm or by appointment​ -
EMAIL / hello@galeriebeyond.be 

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02/11/2016

EXPO ‘HUMAN 2.0′ – Galerie Beyond, Anvers (Antwerpen)(BE) – 13 Oct.-10 Nov. 2016

Classé dans : Belgique (BE),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Beyond (BE),Jonathan HENS (BE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:02

HUMAN 2.0 by Jonathan Hens

24/24 window display
beyondfashion 3m2 project room

HUMAN 2.0 by Jonathan Hens 2016

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Jonathan Hens designs are the result of an intense search for an alternative identity. Rather than a classic example of beauty, the viewer gets to see Hens' interpretation of it.  Human 2.0 #1, #4 and #5, necklaces made of pewter, suture and latex by Jonathan Hens - Jonathan Hens à Four.: Jonathan Hens designs are the result of an intense search for an alternative identity. Rather than a classic example of beauty, the viewer gets to see Hens’ interpretation of it.  Human 2.0 #1, #4 and #5, necklaces made of pewter, suture and latex by Jonathan Hens

Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0  Performance By Vincent van Reusel on the nocturnal opening night of our new project with work of Jonathan Hens!: Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0  Performance By Vincent van Reusel on the nocturnal opening night of our new project with work of Jonathan Hens

Jonathan Hens – HUMAN 2.0 #6  necklace 2016 pewter/ sutures/ latexJonathan Hens – HUMAN 2.0 #6  necklace 2016 pewter/ sutures/ latex

 

Gal. BEYOND   (3m2 PROJECT ROOM )
formerly Galerie Beyond Fashion
Sint Jorispoort 27
2000 Antwerpen
www.beyondfashion.be
PHONE / +32 (0)472 42 06 83
​OPENING HOURS / thu – fri – sat  11 am to 6 pm or by appointment​ -
EMAIL / hello@galeriebeyond.be

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27/09/2016

EXPO ‘Swedes and Belgian Blues’ – Gallery Four, Göteborg (SE) – 2 Sept.-1er Oct. 2016

Swedes and Belgian Blues

Four Gothenburg, Sweden

Opening: September 2nd, 17-21

FOUR - Swedes and Belgian Blues

Chocolate, beer and Jean-Claude Van Damme, waffles, the European parliament and Brussels sprouts. Sadly enough people probably also associate Belgium with terror and cattle with breeding problems.
When we think of Belgium we think of jewellery! Not only of the diamonds in Antwerp, but predominantly of the eminent art jewellery scene. Belgium has some of the most famous contemporary jewellery schools, – galleries and – artists. Playful, thought provoking and with an elegant confidence, the art jewellery culture is vibrant and powerful.
Galerie Beyond (formerly Beyond Fashion) is situated in the central parts of Antwerp and has been run by Karin De Buysere and René Darmont for 15 years. The work of the artists that the gallery represents has a conceptual strength and challenges the traditional perception of what jewellery is. The connection to the lively fashion- and art field is unmistakable while classic goldsmithing seams more distant.
The exhibition ”Swedes and Belgian Blues” is a co-operation between Galerie Beyond and Four, showing work by 5 Belgian and 5 Swedish artists. Sweden is also a well-known country in the international jewellery world and we also have an influential fashion scene. Are there any similarities? Are there any differences? To connect a certain aesthetic or a style to a nationality might be impossible in a society where the global art scene is only a browser away. But is there something of a local culture? Swedes and Belgian Blues will be shown in Antwerp in January 2017.

  

Participating artists:
Tine De RuysserJonathan HensArnaud SprimontAnneleen SwillenKaren VanmolKarin Roy AnderssonLinnéa ErikssonHanna LiljenbergAnna Norrgrann – Sanna Svedestedt Carboo.

Karin Roy Andersson - brooch from 2016 made of recycled plastics (from lunch trays), thread and steel - FOUR: Karin Roy Andersson – My brooch from 2016 made of recycled plastics (from lunch trays), thread and steel –
« Since I was a kid I have had a strong interest in animals, especially fish and birds. I love their shape, their movements and the pattern of the feathers and scales, their bodies, faces and exceptional behaviour. The pieces on show at « Swedes and Belgian Blues » are made of plastics collected from garbage containers and ditch-banks. I keep my eyes open when I go to the hairdresser; I search in my friends’ bathrooms and fridges – you have to be observant if you are going to find that perfect jewellery material!

Sanna Svedestedt Carboo-  Building blocks, 2013, necklace made of naturally tanned leather Sanna Svedestedt Carboo -  Building blocks, 2013, necklace made of naturally tanned leatherSanna Svedestedt Carboo works with leather. In this material she create sharp and exact shapes that look heavy but are surprisingly light. Svedestedt Carboo uses old leather shaping techniques and Cuir Bouilli, adding a contemporary expression to a classic craft tradition. With the right touch, boiling hot water and quite a lot of stubbornness, the leather is transformed into the desired form. « I am drawn to the combination of controlled shapes and soft organic flow, and the clash that takes place in the meeting of the two. »

bracelets by Tine de RuysserTine de Ruysser - Dollar Bracelets, 2016,  made of banknotes
Paper money came into existence because people did not want to carry their gold around. Through time the relation between money and gold has been close but the connection has changed. Now we are hesitating about having too much money in our wallets but many of us are happy to show wealth, status or image by wearing gold. For this piece banknotes are used as a precious material. The notes are put together to create an object. The banknotes are not damaged, so the object can be taken apart and returned to the monetary value of the materials. Just like precious metals.

 Anneleen Swillen - Weights pending 2, 2016, necklace made of resin, plaster, concrete, cotton, rubber and natural stonesAnneleen Swillen – Weights pending 2, 2016, necklace made of resin, plaster, concrete, cotton, rubber and natural stones
Inspired by the way daily goods are consumed and (re)presented, Anneleen Swillen draws attention to the intrinsic but often unnoticed qualities of everyday objects. Weights, pending is an artistic research into both formal and functional potential of disposable packaging for object and jewellery design.  The necklace is composed of pairs of various pendants that differ in weight, shape and size. Both sides of the necklace can be shifted and scaled in search for a balance – or imbalance – when worn. Carrying these weights as a collection of charms around the neck and shoulders does not go unnoticed for the wearer or the viewer.

Anna Norrgrann - Necklaces made of aluminium and nylon threadAnna Norrgrann – Necklaces made of aluminium and nylon thread
« I’m attracted to the qualities in different kinds of metal that make them perform in various ways, depending on the treatment. I see my work as collaboration between these qualities in the material and my own technical skills. m attracted to the qualities in different kinds of metal that make them perform in various ways, depending on the treatment. I see my work as collaboration between these qualities in the material and my own technical skills. » – Anna Norrgrann

Karen Vanmol - AKA #Iseefaces, brooches -made of wood, laminate and steelKaren Vanmol - AKA #Iseefaces, brooches -made of wood, laminate and steel
« The human mind has the desire to name things. Our brains are so eager to recognize patterns and correlations they see them where there are none. Have a closer look at Karen Vanmol’s brooches and let us know what you see. »

Hanna Liljenberg - Untitled, brooches, 2016- made of black burned iron, oil paint, varnish and steelHanna Liljenberg - Untitled, brooches, 2016- made of black burned iron, oil paint, varnish and steel
« My jewellery is in constant collision between the organic and the rigidly constructed. In this project I wanted to simplify the construction of my jewellery to the greatest extent, and I have been working with old painting techniques to produce light in the darkness. Having previously worked with repetitions of one single form, I have now tried to shape one sprawling piece into a cohesive unit. » – Hanna Liljenberg

Jonathan Hens - Human 2.0 #1, #4 and #5, necklaces made of pewter, suture and latex  Jonathan Hens – Human 2.0 #1, #4 and #5, necklaces made of pewter, suture and latex 
 - Jonathan Hens designs are the result of an intense search for an alternative identity. Rather than a classic example of beauty, the viewer gets to see Hens’ interpretation of it.

Linnéa Eriksson- Connect, necklace 2016 made of steel, oxidized silver and spray paint.Linnéa Eriksson- Connect, necklace 2016 made of steel, oxidized silver and spray paint.
Linnéa Eriksson’s work is a reflection of her surroundings. She finds inspiration in pieces of metal or in the feeling of a heavy beat. « It is a combination of traditional jewellery crafts and the modern street expression. »

 Arnaud Sprimont  - Microbiota 1, brooch, 2016 -made of polyurethane resin, steel and pigments.Arnaud Sprimont  – Microbiota 1, brooch, 2016 -made of polyurethane resin, steel and pigments. 
Supported both by a scientific and empirical observation of the cells and patterns of the living, Arnaud Sprimont investigates an invisible and frightening universe.  The exploration of the strong ties that exist between human being and nature is the heart of his approach and of his will to define himself, in nature and in harmony with it, as microbiotes living in symbiosis with their host.
 

Nordhemsgatan 74,
Göteborg (Sweden)
+46 73 086 42 49
New ppen hours! Wed, Thu, Fri 12-18, Sat 12-16

 

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25/11/2015

EXPO ‘FIFTEEN YEARS OF JEWELRY’ – Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE) – 3 Dec. 2015 – 23 Janv. 2016

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition « FIFTEEN YEARS OF JEWELRY » gallery Beyond Fashion

Official opening 3rd December 2015 18:00 – 21:00.

at Beyond fashion gallery:

The expo Fifteen Years of Jewelry invites the viewer to question the limits of the area traditionally occupied by jewelry. Beyond fashion has invited 16 of its artists to celebrate the gallery’s 15th birthday.
For the occasion they will show a small series of 3 pieces and/or 1 unique piece related to one of their works in our permanent collection. Let us all celebrate fifteen years of offering a platform where the relation between jewelry artists and art jewelry lovers can bloom.

Artist list Karin Roy Andersson Carolina ApoloniaNevin ArigJudith BloedjesHervee Darmont Yu HiraishiCynthia JacobsJeannette JansenNolia ShaktiArnaud SprimontMarina StanimirovicAnneleen SwillenAmy Tavern Karen Vanmol ZwardTine de Ruysser

 Yu Hiraishi  Yu Hiraishi 

Marina Stanimirovic (FR-UK)   Marina Stanimirovic (FR-UK)

Kirsten Spuijbroek for ZWARD Necklace: Peekaboo, 2015 Silver, resin Limited edition: 3/3 - Kirsten Spuijbroek for ZWARD Necklace: Peekaboo, 2015 Silver, resin Limited edition: 3/3

 Karin Roy Andersson Earrings: Backupfront, 2015 Recycled plastics (from snuffboxes and motor-oil bottle), silver, varnish, steel, textile Unique piece Karin Roy Andersson Earrings: Backupfront, 2015 Recycled plastics (from snuffboxes and motor-oil bottle), silver, varnish, steel, textile Unique piece

  

Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 – Antwerp
Belgium
Telephone: +3232378541
website: www.beyondfashion.be
mail: beyondfashion@antwerpen.be

 

06/12/2014

EXPO ‘CONTAINERS in context’ – Beyond Fashion, Anvers (BE) – 4 Déc.2014 – 24 Janv.2015

Classé dans : Anneleen SWILLEN (BE),Belgique (BE),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Beyond (BE) — bijoucontemporain @ 20:35

‘CONTAINERS in context’ – Anneleen Swillen

Beyond Fashion‎Solo Expo / CONTAINERS IN CONTEXT by Anneleen Swillen (BE)

Anneleen Swillen is inspired by the way daily goods are consumed and (re)presented. The jewellery pieces from ‘CONTAINERS in context’ are inspired by the interesting but unnoticed design from disposable packaging. Challenged by this ambivalence, between waste and its aesthetic potential, her designs and materials play with the notion of precious and worthless. The use of contrasts and metaphors is a recurrent feature in realizing her concepts. The origin from the ‘in context’ collection will be less clear; the playful designs dispose of a more autonomous shape.
During the making process Anneleen explores the possibilities of a material or product. Thereby she drops their original function and exchanges it for her own personal application. By doing so she gives a new point of view about our relationship with material goods. Through production and reproduction she investigates the industrially manufactured and its potential applications in craft. The repetitive making process, which refers to the mechanized production of goods, offers the opportunity to produce series of work as well as to make unique pieces.
www.expo-beyondfashion.com
www.beyondfashion.be

 CONTAINERS IN CONTEXT by Anneleen Swillen (BE)

Anneleen SwillenAnneleen Swillen - TWICE AS MUCH CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS – Unique edition – / Pendant - Resin, plaster, nylon, rubber

ANNELEEN SWILLEN (BE) - DESIGNER'S TOOL - unique edition - pendant - resin, plaster,cotton, rubber  - 10 gr - 150 x 15 x 400 mmAnneleen Swillen – Designer’s tool – unique edition – pendant – resin, plaster,cotton, rubber  – 10 gr – 150 x 15 x 400mm

Anneleen Swillen - BLUE MANGO - Unique piece  / Pendant - Resin, plaster, nylon, rubber    80 gr  -  160x65x30 mmAnneleen Swillen - BLUE MANGO – Unique piece  / Pendant – Resin, plaster, nylon, rubber    80 gr  -  160x65x30 mm

Anneleen Swillen - THE SKY AND THE SEA TO BALANCE - unlimited edition - pendant - resin, plaster,nylon, rubber  - 20 gr - 110 x 5 x 400 mmAnneleen Swillen - THE SKY AND THE SEA TO BALANCE – unlimited edition – pendant – resin, plaster,nylon, rubber  – 20 gr – 110 x 5 x 400 mm

 

Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7,
2000 Anvers – Belgium
tel +32 3 237 85 45

 

 

13/05/2014

EXPO ‘ZWARD: Uniform Haze’ – Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE) – 8 Mai-28 Juin 2014

Classé dans : Belgique (BE),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Beyond (BE),Kirsten SPUIJBROEK (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:40

ZWARD: Uniform Haze

ZWARD is a collaboration of Kirsten Spuijbroek (jewelry designer) and Jelmer Noordeman (illustrator).

   [ZWARD Ring: Burnt Resin] ZWARD is a collaboration of Kirsten Spuijbroek (jewelry designer) and Jelmer Noordeman (illustrator).: ZWARD – Ring: Burnt – Resin – 24 x 24 x 14 mm

ZWARD Necklace: Deconstructed Geometrics Part One Resin 1000 x 17 x 17 mm: ZWARD – Necklace: Deconstructed Geometrics Part One – Resin

 During this exhibition ZWARD shows one-offs – limited and unlimited edition jewelry. The works are generally realized in resin, in combination with precious metals. They stand for contemporary craft. Resin is a beautiful and versatile material, which makes highly detailed designs possible.
By playing with lines, transparency and color, surprising « Smoke-like » patterns emerge. At first glance nothing is what it seems to be. Previously ZWARD was inspired by the link between childhood and adulthood, focusing on toys as a main inspiration.
Their latest work is about leaving this nostalgia behind by deconstructing and destroying toys, and creating something new out of their “ashes”. ZWARD’s latest pieces deal with breaking bonds. By digging deeper into the nature of the material the wearer is being deceived and confuses the viewer’s eye.

ZWARD Necklace: Deconstructed Geometrics Part Two Resin, magnet 605 x 64 x 35 mm:  ZWARD – Necklace: Deconstructed Geometrics Part Two – Resin, magnet 

 

ZWARD neckpiece - Kirsten SpuijbroekZWARD neckpiece « block » collection

 

 

Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 – Antwerp
Belgium
Telephone: +3232378541
website: www.beyondfashion.be
mail: beyondfashion@antwerpen.be

 

04/04/2014

EXPO ‘Jillian Moore: Fruits of my labor’ – Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE) – 21 Mars-3 Mai 2014

Classé dans : Belgique (BE),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Beyond (BE),Jillian MOORE (US) — bijoucontemporain @ 3:08

Jillian Moore : Fruits of my labor

 Jillian Moore Makes Things/ Fruits of My Labor

 

« For Jillian Moore’s first solo show in Belgium, « The Fruits of My Labor », an assortment of both major works and smaller, ready-to-wear pieces are presented. Regardless of scale, Moore’s work references biological forms of ambiguous origin. As a result, they straddle both the botanical and zoological. The bright colors paired with the thick gloss of her resin technique creates wearable pieces that are always luscious, and often a little vulgar in one way or another. Moore says of her work:
« Our natural tendency to seek out patterns results in a sensitivity to the congruities in biological forms. Deliberate exploitation of these phenomena results in objects that are both ambiguous and evocative. Some are organs removed from the body in which they once belonged, revealing structures with unknown functions. Others are complete specimens tagged with labels. Signs of dissection as well as taxonomy provide evidence of attempts to demystify these new organisms. However, this approach leaves many unanswered questions and highlights the inherent ethical compromise in these methods of understanding.
I choose materials and techniques that are transformative, resulting in objects that do not readily reveal the processes of their making. Copper may be hidden under layers of paint, the only exposed metal oxidized. The electroforming process allows for wax forms to be coated in copper leaving a hollow shell with textural encrustations–evidence of the acretivce nature of the process of building copper on a molecular level. The resin pieces are light in weight, built on a core of carved foam that is strengthened by successive layers of an opaque, water-based composite resin. The clear epoxy resin is then layered with paint to create a depth of surface typically expected of glass work. The slick gloss of the resin further mimics biology. »

Jillian Moore, Piece, 2009Jillian Moore - brooch : Popel, 2009 – Foam, composite and epoxy resin, paint, nickel silver

 Jillian Moore, Brooches,  Jillian Moore – brooches : Par Lobbe, 2009 – Foam, composite and epoxy resin, fabricated copper, paint, weighted and dyed cord

Jillian Moore, Piece, 2011Jillian MoorePiece: Porosus, 2011Foam, composite and epoxy resin, polymer clay, paint, rubber

 

Jillian Moore - Fruits of my labor - Photo de Beyond Fashion.
Jillian Moore - Fruits of my labor  Photo de Beyond Fashion.
Jillian Moore - Fruits of my labor  Photo de Beyond Fashion.

 

Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 – Antwerp
Belgium
Telephone: +3232378541
website: www.beyondfashion.be
mail: beyondfashion@antwerpen.be

19/01/2014

EXPO ‘My Body is a chaotic Forest’ – Beyond Fashion gallery, Antwerp (Belgium) – 31 janv.-8 Mars 2014

ARNAUD SPRIMONT  ‘My Body is a chaotic Forest’

ARNAUD SPRIMONT

My Body is a chaotic forest
« As the point of departure to understanding these jewellery pieces of Arnaud Sprimont, I would like to use an idea from French philosopher Blaise Pascal (1) as a reference: what is my place in the infinite, what is my place in nature?
 Adopting the interrogative form as an approach to A.S.’s work is key and an integral part of what he does. His work is much like an open exercise, constantly questioning, evolving and morphing, never at rest.
A.S.’s work is rooted is his view of man. As the title of the “My body is a chaotic forest” exhibition makes unambiguously clear, he opens up his private life ; the intimacy of his body, the privacy of his relationship with nature, and beyond nature, his vision of human nature.
At the outset, there is observation. Observation which is not confined to what the human eye can see. Using modern techniques, ranging from nano-scale imagery to satellite views, A. S. challenges the boundaries of his body and his perception of the world around him. The study of pseudomorphosisms is echoed in the perception of his own experiences. Reflecting and blending scales back and forth, the infinitely large finds meaning in the infinitely small, where an abyss of possibilities opens itself up to him.
Setting out from these studies, he then embarks on constructing a narrative. It is not about lending meaning to this infinite, but to talk about the tensions and romances felt, to highlight relations thought unlikely. In confronting the scales, A. S. composes his own history, seeks his path, gladly losing himself in the illusions there to behold. For, as he states himself, it is not about arriving at a set destination but rather about roaming along a vast path:  “the work that goes into these pieces and forms is much like a very long walk in nature, where I am ultimately swallowed whole by the earth and I am at one with the rock. My lungs are like the moss around the trees and my arms can embrace the mountains, like the branches of a giant tree, while my spirit flies off like an owl into the night above the hills”.
By choosing to position oneself – both physically and mentally – on the edge of this infinite chasm, and as suggested by the title of the exhibition, in the face of chaos, one might think that the artists puts himself into an uncomfortable and harrowing situation. This is not the case. The road A. S. is walking is a serene path; the compositions he creates – much as they have a crude and elementary aspect – in the same way as seen in the sights of nature – are solid and compact. The use of two unique and opposite colours in the creation of the various pieces of this work, act to illustrate the artist’s acceptance to simultaneously skirt the depths of the dark night – synonymous with secrecy – and those of white light – which refers to knowledge.
Even when finding himself faced with difficult to fathom secrets, he remains undaunted by this immensity. A. S. is pursuing his path in nature, in his nature, and through his creations narrates the geology of his own body, finding its place in a matter in constant transformation. »  Marie-Luce Martin, January 2014
(1) Blaise Pascal, “Les Pensées: les deux infinis”

Arnaud Sprimont, Brooch, 2013 - Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 016, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnetArnaud Sprimont, Brooch, 2013 – Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 016, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet
Arnaud Sprimont, Brooch, 2013Arnaud Sprimont - Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 020, 2013Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet- 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Arnaud Sprimont, Brooch, 2013Arnaud Sprimont - Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 154, 2013- Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet – 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm 

Arnaud Sprimont, Brooch, 2013Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 134, 2013 Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnetArnaud Sprimont – Brooch: My Body is a Chaotic Forest, Nr 134, 2013Jesmonite, pigment, neodymium, magnet – 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm

 

Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 – Antwerp
Belgium
Telephone: +3232378541website: www.beyondfashion.be
mail: beyondfashion@antwerpen.be

02/11/2013

EXPO ‘LAND-ESCAPE’ – Beyond Fashion gallery, Antwerp (BE) – 25 Oct.-30 Nov. 2013

« LAND – ESCAPE » : Eva Burton , Begoña Prats , Eva Girbes at Beyond Fashion Gallery

"LAND - ESCAPE" Eva Burton , Begoña Prats , Eva Girbes at Beyond Fashion Gallery
 Begona Prats pendant
Begona Prats pendant
a place where live: "LAND - ESCAPE" Eva Burton , Begoña Prats , Eva Girbes at Beyond Fashion GalleryEva Burton
Eva Burton brooch
Eva Burton brooch

Eva Girbes brooch at "Land-Escape"
Eva Girbes brooch
Eva Burton
Eva Burton

 

Beyond Fashion Gallery

POURBUSSTRAAT 7
2000 ANTWERP-SOUTH
BELGIUM
http://www.beyondfashion.be

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