‘Concerto for Two Cannons, a Saw, an Anvil and some Hammers’ a solo by Joost Pauwaert.
When confronted with Joost Pauwaert (BE, 1985)’s violent kinetic installations, the beholder feels battered , yet he can’t help but being seduced by the irresistible attraction of destructive movements.
Joost Pauwaert’s sculptures often are an ode to the balanced beauty of instrumentation and force. His works stage violence and danger and conceal them in a well balanced way with beauty and mystery. A game of attraction and repulsion creates amazement with the viewer. Edmund Burke argues that the perception of terror turns into a feeling of delight when the person, subconsciously, realizes that the potential pain or danger is removed. Joost Pauwaert agrees with Burke that pain and danger are the most powerful of all emotions, because they call upon our deepest feelings and life preservation instinct.
Following on his permanent installation Joost Pauwaert will have a solo at Verbeke Foundation in 2022.
We are very excited to welcome you on the opening weekend of Joost Pauwaert’s 1st solo show in the gallery.
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