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ABSENCE - A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

January 28 - February 22, 2018

 

It's a collective exhibition that brings together painting, sculpture, photography and installation. It presents a collection of works by international artists where the white, the transparency or the absence of the detail are vectors of abstraction, interrogation, spirituality and manifest of an art form conceived as the restitution of perceptions and emotions.

"... White allows other things to become visible "
Robert Ryman

_ODE BERTRAND (France, b. 1930) With the play of tonal nuance where the geometric effect is revealed by subtle tones of whites, each work is more than its form and carries with it an enigma that plunges us into an uncertain state. It is this complexity at the very heart of the greatest of simplicities that offers nourishment to the spirit and in exchange demands only the time of contemplation.

_OLIVIER CHRISTNAT (Switzerland, b. 1963) Christnat's photographs flirt with the idea of disappearance and emergence of the image itself or its subject, as a metaphor for the uncertain memory that the spirit retains. The look is lost in a floating and unreal world abolishing the boundaries between photography and painting.

_MAURICE FRYDMAN (Belgium, b. 1928) Subverting the living with the the artificial, Maurice Frydman uses plastic film to evoke human skin, simulating its flexibility, its wrinkles, folds and scars until abstraction becomes.

_JAVIER LEÒN PEREZ (Spain, b. 1977) Exploring the concept of time as a mental construct and fiction developed by man, the artist develops the concept as a subjective field in which events take place in layers contained within the limits of the human mind.

_AURÉLIE NEMOURS (France, 1910-2005) Through compositions based on the horizontal and the vertical, Aurélie Némours offers to see white monochromes build to reflect the inner necessity of the artist in search of the essential void.

_ DANIEL PANDINI (France, 1938-2013) Directly related to concrete art, Daniel Pandini's white works traverse the path of abstraction through a radical simplification of forms and textures that aims, ultimately, to fully integrate the work to the wall that supports it.

_ PAOLA PEZZI (Italy, b. 1963) Influenced by Arte Povera, the works of Paola Pezzi give rise to complex compositions created using ordinary materials modulated, superimposed and pleated to infuse energy and vitality.

_ NAMHEE KWON (South Korea, b. 1971) Looking through the field of perception through suggestion, Namhee Kwon proposes works that develop the concept of the blank page. Here the numbering makes of the blank wall a blank page narrating invisible stories that leave the visitor a space to imagine.

_ YUN SUNGFEEL (South Korea, b. 1977) Yun Sungfeel's sculptures address the themes of balance and harmony at the scale of the universe. They reveal the constant flows of systems, including those of human existence. The relationship between art, spirituality and science is the creative idea pursued by the artist through his work.

_ NAM TCHUN-MO (South Korea, b. 1961) The multiple modulations of shadow and light are the major element of Nam Tchun-Mo's paintings. The relief of the works built of dynamic and rhythmic lines affixed on the surface of the canvas draws an always changing and volatile harmony.

_ JEAN CLAUDE WOUTERS (Belgium, b. 1958) The portraits and nudes of the artist, where the visible disappears in the whiteness of the image, offer us a new way of looking, which forces a rather slow analysis that delivers a form of perception of the invisible.

PHOTO : Empty space, Lee-Bauwens Gallery, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                           

UPCOMING

BILY (Brussels, I love you) - CONTEMPORARY ART WALK - From 03.02 - 10.02.2018 - (During Bily, the gallery will be open every day 14:00 to 18:00 )

NAMGOONG WHAN - ENTOPTIC - Exhibition from 04.03.2018 - 08.04.2018

 

OUTSIDE THE WALLS 

ANTWERP - MUSEUM DE REEDE - CHUN KWANG YOUNG - CHAOTIC HARMONY II - Exhibition from 27.10.2017 - 28.02.2018                                                                                                                          

SOUTH KOREA - DAEGU ART MUSEUM - NAM TCHUN-MO - FROM LINES TO LANDSCAPE - Exhibition from 23.01.2018 -07.05.2018                                                                                                               

 

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1190 Brussels - Belgique
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Description
Founded in december 2012 by Minyoung Lee and Gil Bauwens, the gallery's goal is to reveal and promote artists who are mostly coming from the Korean art scene, but also to show European artists works in Korea, through exhibitions or art events. As a curator, Minyoung Lee works closely with art institutions and museums and organizes exhibitions such as TEAF 2014 (Taehwa River Eco Art Festival) in Ulsan, 3rd Identiy Hybrid 2010 in Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Boarding Bridge 2009 in Seoul Kring Kumho Museum, Dissipation and Return 2009 in Seoul Metro Museum, or Age of Fragrance 2008 in Dae-Jeon Asia Museum. And more recently, the first solo show at the Boghossian Foundation with the south korean's artist Chun Kwang Young. And the exhibition of Chun Kwang Young "Chaotic Harmony II" in the museum de Reede in Antwerp. Today, the gallery represents a group of about ten international artists with a large creative scope such as sculpting, painting, new media and installations. These include Korean artists Chun Kwang Young, Sungfeel Yun, Namgoong Whan, Kim Joon, Moon Pil Shim, Kim ku Lim, Yunkyung Jeong, Sunghong Min and European artists Maurice Frydman, Ode Bertrand, Vera Molnar, Aurélie Nemours, Paola Pezzi, Javier Leòn Perez.