GALERIE VAN DE WEGHE
has the pleasure to invite you to 2 exhibitions by
UMWELT solo exhibition
OPENING Friday 07.02.2014 at 7.30pm
07.02.2014 – 02.03.2014
Westrand – Cc Dilbeek
MIDI ET DEMI Renato Nicolodi, Beate Gütschow and David Thorpe
OPENING Friday 14.02.2014
14.02.2014 – 23.03.2014
Centre d’Art Neuchâtel
37, rue des Moulins
ABOUT Renato Nicolodi
Renato Nicolodi was born in 1980, in Anderlecht, Belgium
He lives and works close to Brussels, Belgium.
The architectural work of Nicolodi is clearly monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he uniquely processes. It is only when the viewer steps onto the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he is invited to take part in a visual and physical search within the architectonic forms he has created. Different vantage points and views reveal subtle games of light gradations with the constantly recurring subjective black space, that remains inaccessible for the viewer, coaxing one into reflection. Pure formalistic language is given an almost sacred priority.
Renato Nicolodi studied Audiovisual and Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas in Brussels, and is a laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Gent. His work can be found in the SFMOMA, San Francisco; Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen; the collection of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium; the province of Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium; the city of Genk, Genk; The city of Lokeren, Lokeren; Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; Achmea collection, Zeist; Houthoff Buruma, Amsterdam; Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection, and many other international private collections.