FRANÇOIS DEY, Homage to PhJ, 2021
variable sizes, 6 parts
installation to be installed in context
Four corners and two pluses form the basis of this work. The cardboard honeycomb sheet with strips of cellophane draped over it were added to the base material on the spot. In principle, it could also have been something else that could have been deployed on site. François Dey therefore calls it a 'context sculpture'. He once saw a wall sculpture by fellow artist Philippe Joner who installed his work at a Swiss collector completely different from how he did in his exhibition. Dey was very impressed with his flexibility in handling the work. That is why he wanted to pay an homage to this artist in his solo exhibition 'All and nothing' at Galerie van Gelder. In essence, with 'Homage to PhJ' he largely continues the work as a crude copy. François Dey is highly interested in the fact that this work is his, and also is it not.