￼￼D+T Project Gallery, Rue Bosquetstraat 4, 1060 Brussels (BE)
Opening: 2015/02/14 14:00
D+T Project is pleased to present Søren's Chamber, the first solo exhibition by Stephan Balleux at the gallery.
Last year, his retrospective The Painting and its Double at the Musée d’Ixelles, has unveiled a large spectrum of striking works with multiple challenges where the image occupies an essential place. Through his artworks the artist highlights the relationship between the history of painting and that of humanity as a whole. In a broader sense he questions the painting as a medium.
In the era of digital boom and excess of images, between reality and illusion, Balleux tends to blur the creative methods in the eyes of the beholder. Accordingly, he returns towards the foreground the painting and the artist. By means of a multidisciplinary approach that combines drawing, painting, sculpture and multimedia, the Brussels based artist highlights the infinite possibilities that can be related to that particular topic.
While playing with the nuances of perception, Søren's Chamber explores the functions of memory and tends to stress onto the viewers agnosia. By reshaping spaces and various interiors Balleux questions the mnemonic process in its essence. Based on found images the he recreates familiar places where he gives birth to abstract forms familiar to painterly material itself. Also, a disturbing strangeness manoeuvres through the entire work of the artist.
From the 24th until the 27th of April, D+T Project gallery will also showcase a solo presentation of Stephan Balleux at ArtBrussels. www.artbrussels.com