Joost Pauwaert's 'A Big Bang' is a sculpture based on the equally titled technical drawing where he places two cannons towards each other. The goal of the sculpture is that when firing they hopefully create a 'Big Bang' when the two cannonballs collide into each other and merge.
'A Big Bang' will be the center piece of his upcoming solo '‘Concerto for Two Cannons, a Saw, an Anvil and some Hammers’ that opens 29 May 2021 at Barbé Urbain gallery.
Adelheid De Witte's larger-format canvases push away the boundaries of the two-dimensional surface further and further. The landscape fades out and eventually evaporates. It is up to the viewer to project a landscape in the clouds and the incidence of light. Contrasting geometric forms and colours, the confrontation between old and new, West and East intrigue the artist. Sources of inspiration include antique art, pietas, wooden statues of saints condemned to abstraction by the hands of time, paintings from the Romantic period, objects from De Witte’s childhood, prints of Japanese woodcuts and Japanese pattern books. In these Japanese art forms it is mainly the use of two contrasting colours within one monochrome movement that fascinates and inspires the artist.