New International Exhibition:
WE CONTEMPORARY 2021 VIENNA
Juror Nick DeFord selected your tapestry “Tornado In The Field II” for ATB 13, USA
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles 520 1st Street San Jose, CA June 18, to September 12, 2021
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (sjquiltmuseum.org)
Highfield Hall & Gardens 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA January 27, 2021 to March 27, 2021 https://highfieldhallandgardens.org/
He has been working for several years on outdoor furniture: garden and city benches, picnic tables, flower boxes, etc. These are small to medium-sized series, made from recycled materials and with an indestructible character. The differences are sometimes minimal: number of beams used, height and curve of the railing. Sometimes the designs are more conceptual. He sees it as his task to find new applications for used materials and thus give them back to the community. This location also gives it an extra aspect. Bart teaches here at the Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen, one of our main design schools.
Under the name The Nomad Concept, he brings a series of light sails that efficiently block both the sun and the rain. Whether it is a small garden or a festival meadow, for every location, he has a solution that is as beautiful as it is sturdy. In Gallery Theaxus, he presents the Icebird, a tent sculpture that is waterproof, stormproof and translucent.
2001 Icebird sail sculpture
Creation is based on doing, not thinking; the making gives birth to ideas that in turn give birth to other ideas, and along the way, however strange, decisive options are taken. Like the automatism of the ploughing farmer, or the habit of prayer, or the reciting of mantras, or the repetition of a daily gesture. It is a search for simplicity, for peace, for physical well-being.
Text: Pieter Stockmans
Since 1982 she has been working intensively in her studio, developing creations in her typical style with her characteristic technique.
Her hand-turned ceramics sparkle with simplicity and purity in form-authenticity and natural colour patterns.
Text: Mieke Selleslagh
1. Gletjer White - Raku - Photo © Mieke Selleslagh; 2. Coral - Raku - Photo © Mieke Selleslagh;
3. Saphire Bleu - Raku Photo © Mieke Selleslagh
Since '87, Rudy Van Geele (1955° Ghent) has been making furniture and lighting elements, mostly as unique pieces or in limited series. He invariably uses iron as the basic material because he has the greatest affinity with it, and it imposes hardly any technical restrictions on him. In his lighting objects, he usually uses polyester, which gives a soft translucent parchment-like effect. His objects are characterised by the undulating shape he gives them. The playful, sensual nature of a curved meandering line fascinates him. It gives him great freedom to create all kinds of new forms. That is why he is always searching intensively for new combinations of techniques and materials with which he can create objects that continue to surprise and which he can carry out himself because the things he thinks up he makes himself!
Text: Rudy Van Geele