On Sharing You is you

2012

(Part of Exhibition/ you are what you share of you)
Part of photo /
Archival pigment print, steel, glass and wood
Part of Book stand /
Wood, glass and a book “ Temples of Convenience: & Chambers of Delight”

Part of photo /
128 × 90 × 3 cm
Part of Book stand /
30× 52 × 30 mm

Gallery Geukens & De Vill, Antwerp, Belgium

Art to me is a tool that connects me to the world.

My work is born out of the intermittent interaction I have with others and society. In fact, I am primarily interested in its process as a catalyst for creation.

The approach I have taken in the past few years has been to travel, to share or to borrow things temporarily and to attempt to share myself with others. This process concludes when the work presents to the viewer a series of objects, photographs or installations, which are spatially and physically tied to the contexts of each place.

Like the birds that migrate from one place to another, I stay on the move.  Wherever I land, by getting to know a new culture, taking in the colours and scents of the place and by interacting with local people, even the most unremarkable things start to look totally different to my eyes. I believe it is my role as an artist to get in there and be involved.

This exhibition consists of works created around the idea of a community and its ambiguity, which poses a question between “Private” and “Public”.

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Photo: Koen de Waal