Opening: 2013/08/23 17:00
LARMgalleri has the pleasure of introducing the first solo show in Denmark by Belgian artist Stephan Balleux. Stephan Balleux will present a selection of new paintings, drawings and sculptures which deal with issues such as identity, transformation and space.
The work of Stephan Balleux queries the status of the image in the age of technological developments and the explosion of the virtual switch that is definitely defining our lives in a world of representations.
Born in Brussels in 1974, Stephan Balleux studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and continued with a post-graduate degree at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. His works are hybrid designs that take many forms depending on the technique used (special effects and reports obtained by a computer, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, etc..).
Most often based on existing images, chosen for their evocative mystique, Stephan Balleux engages in numerous manipulations and alterings in his art. This approach changes the original identity of his paintings and sculptures, and questions not only the media but also the meaning of the works themselves. His works are transformed into strange and poetic metamorphoses.