Galerie Ron Mandos at Art Brussels 2017
We are proud to attend Art Brussels 2017, both in the PRIME section with five of our internationally acclaimed artists and with a SOLO booth presenting MOHAU MODISAKENG (SA, 1986).
Vernissage: Thursday April 20
Fair: Friday April 21 - Sunday April 23
Location: Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86C, BE - 1000 Brussels
Booths: A11 (SOLO) & B10 (PRIME)
MOHAU MODISAKENG (SA, 1986) uses material, metaphor and the black body as tools to explore the influence of South Africa's violent history that has been ignored in today's society. The works explore our cultural, political, and social roles as human beings in post-colonial Africa and in particular post-apartheid South Africa. Represented through film, large-scale photographic prints, installations and performances, his work "doesn't start off with an attempt to portray violence but it becomes mesmerising because although we might recognise history as our past, the body is indifferent to social changes, so it remembers." (Mohau Modisakeng)
HANS OP DE BEECK (BE, 1969) creates large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection of our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers' senses, and invites them to immerse themselves in the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection. At Art Brussels we will present works from, amongst others, the series Vanitas. Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
His work has been shown at GEM, The Hague, MUHKA,Antwerp, The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, La Biennale di Venezia, Shanghai Biennale, Tate Modern,London, and many more. Right now Op de Beeck has an immense 2200 m2 retrospective "Out of the Ordinary" at theKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, running from 09.04.17-03.09-17.
ISAAC JULIEN (UK,1960) works and lives in London. At Art Brussels we will show works from his seminal poetic filmLooking for Langston. The series is an homage to the American writer and poet Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. The photographic works surrounding the film explore the fractured narratives of memory and desire. The ambiguous sexual subtexts of a period of rich artistic expression and the enduring cultural significance of these pioneers' work is highlighted. Julien studied the works by James Van der Zee, George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe in the making of this series.
His work has been shown at, amongst others, The Whitney Museum, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Serpentine Gallery, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, La Biennale di Venezia, Guggenheim Collection, and the Louis Vuitton Art Foundation.
LEVI VAN VELUW (NL, 1985) produces multi-disciplinary works that include photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. At Art Brussels van Veluw will present works from his latest series The Monolith. His layered multi-disciplinary works of sublime design, modernist architecture and disruptive environments possess a strange, unreal beauty with no perception of time, space and reality. Many of his works feature a combination of grids and geometric forms, which explore the idea of a deep immeasurable space.
Van Veluw's works where shown at, amongst others, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Design Museum, London, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C, Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht and most recently with a solo presentation at The Armory Show, New York.
KATINKA LAMPE (NL, 1963) creates paintings that appear to be portrait-like at first, however the focus is not on those portrayed. The models have been stripped of personal qualities and individual characteristics. Rather, they convey a feeling or expression and are a medium through which Lampe's interpretation of her surroundings can be depicted. Through this distance to portraiture, Lampe has the freedom to add and remove aspects of the whole. These powerful and sensitive works are tools through which the artist expresses her view of the world. Lampe studied at the Academy of Art and Design in Eindhoven. Her works have been exhibited atMuseum van Loon, Amsterdam, Lieux Communs, Belgium, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Frisseras Museum, Greece and APMA, South Korea. Lampe's works belong in private and corporate collections such as De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, AKZO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, The Hugo & Carla Brown Collection, The Hague, De Heus Collection, Barneveld and C.N.A.P, Paris.
BORIS TELLEGEN (NL,1969) began his artistic career in the 80's as a graffiti artist. He distinguished himself by breaking away from the 2 dimensional surface which he initially worked on. At Art Brussels we will bring some of his latest smaller collage works. These layered and colourful pieces still contain the urban atmosphere of his early works, with an extra dimension of depth. Tellegen currently has an exhibition at MiMa, Brussels, entitled 'Delta: A Friendly Takeover'. We have a number of his works available.