Merci Marcel, Antoine Goossens

12 janvier - 22 février 2020
Vernissage : 12 janvier, de 15h à 19h 

January 12 - February 22, 2020
Opening : January 12, 3pm to 7pm

Antoine Goossens’ stylish paintings entice us, each in its own way. In a roundabout way. One seems to want to refer both to Cobra and Fundamental Painting, another resembles play on words, with the images and numbers striving to be read as words. Another one invites us to linger in a space made for painting, and yet another seems to want to guide us to that space along a carefully-planned route. However, taken as a whole, Antoine Goossens’ paintings appear to want to hamper us from settling into any rhythm when we observe them. He’d rather we didn’t. He doesn’t sit on the fence. The thread running through them is the urgent need to paint memories, experiences, feelings and ideas anew. These thoughts can be transformed into mere strokes of a paintbrush or actual houses. But this isn’t an arbitrary process: the starting point is the painter saying ‘I am the source of these images. This is me, Antoine Goossens. This is all part of me, be it a toy duck, a beach ball or a flurry of paint on a canvas. Antoine Goossens (1992) lives and works in Kortenberg. In 2017 he graduated as Master in Visual Arts (Painting) at Luca – School of Arts, Ghent.


Upcoming : 

08.03.2020 - 02.05.2020 : Voor de Knoppen, Fik van Gestel, opening March 8, 2020 from 3pm to 7pm
23.04.20 - 26.04.20 : Art Brussels 2020, Discovery booth with Hilde Overbergh & Robin Vermeersch

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Rivoli #20 Chaussée de Waterloo 690
1180 Bruxelles - Belgique
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Zwart Huis displays Belgian contemporary art. The gallery started its activities in 2001 at the modernist “De Beir” house in Knokke, Belgium. Solo shows were set up in the fifteen rooms of the house; the museum-style exhibitions took into account the building’s modernist architecture. Since 2014 the gallery is run by Elke Helbig who opened a new space at the Rivoli Building in Brussels in 2017. She collaborates with various contemporary Belgian artists: Liliane Vertessen (1952), Jan De Vliegher (1964), Hilde Overbergh (1964), Albert Pepermans (1947), Colin Waeghe (1980), Antoine Goossens (1992) and Koen Deprez (1964) amongst others. Zwart Huis has a tradition of figurative painting but also looks at photography and conceptual art. The exhibition program contains 5 solo exhibitions annually. The gallery has participated to Art Brussels in 2019, 2018, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003 and 2002.