Art Brussels 2016

 

The weekend of my birthday of 2016 was one of the most hectic weekend I’ve ever experienced. On Saturday I went to Independent Brussels, an art fair that originated in New York. And on Sunday, the day of my birthday, I went to Art Brussels. A few years ago, when I was still in high school. I did visit it once and I remember that I wasn’t that extremely interested back then. A few years later and packed with a lot more knowledge and criticism, I set foot in the booths once again.

It sure is an experience in itself. There are a lot of different types visitors. The curious youngsters, the young families, the elderly couple, the art collectors, and so on. I was surrounded by art, what better way to spend your birthday than in these circumstances?

First of all, this post isn’t a list of my top 10, it’s more a summary of all the work that caught my eye.

Bugada and Cargnel 

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I absolutely adore this work by Claire Tabouret. These portraits are so captivation, her colours are perfectly used and the combination with the fluo works.

Galerie Jousse Intreprise

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The simplicity of this presentation spoke to me the most. So different kinds of art, but they keep each other in balance.

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Tim Eitel painted these little portraits, which have a sculptural appearance. The contrast between the tininess of the canvas and the monumentality of the wall made my eyes immediately focus on the paintings.

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The geometrical sculptures of Julien Prévieux

Jenkins Johnson Gallery 

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The inspired by the old masters- portraits of Hendrik Kerstens caught my attention. The influence is very clear, but these photos have a strong contemporary and new vibe over them.

Gallerie Peter Kilchmann

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Loved this roughly painted work by Marc-Antoine Fehr.

 

AEROPLASTICS

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A change of scenery was the Brussels based gallery Aeroplastics, with work by Roger Wagner.

 BRAND NEW GALLERY

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They presented a solo exhibition with work by Ori Gersht. The weirdness of the installation, the transformation of the portraits with the accompanied sound, made me stand there for a few minutes to stare at the screens.

 TIMOTHY TAYLOR

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Lastly, to end this post on a high note. This painting, by Armen Eloyan, at the booth of Timothy Taylor gallery made me laugh so much.

 

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This was originally published on Our Pursuit of Art

 

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