Higher Institute for
9000 Gent, Belgium
Hoger Instituut voor
9000 Gent, België
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I often use stone and concrete in my work and apply traditional techniques which are slow and meditative in nature. I enjoy this contradiction between the use of a slow medium and a society in which every second matters. Stone came after using concrete which caused a shift in my working process: from an interest in the ideals of architectural modernism towards ideas on how to reconnect architecture and daily traffic to our closest environment. It became a quest for the values, meaning and origin of certain materials that are present in the urban landscape. These materials are used in a landscape that is continuously subject to physical changes resulting from fleeting and architectural trends. Consequently, they have therefore lost their relation to the energy emanating from palpable matter itself. As the aestheticization of the raw material fades out the material’s true character, one is carried away from its origin. My work is not demonstrative. It is based on the awareness of matter and is often a play of the visible and non-visible. I seek for the viewer to look again, more like an ecological meditation. The focus on form and material is more organic, concerning matter as it exists in and through systems and the character of metabolism as that which exceeds any singular idea of a body.
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