Drawing Online, Dirk Zoete,
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Drawing Online

Show: 04/04/19 - 05/05/19

Galerie Maurits van de Laar
Artists presented

Dirk Zoete (1969) is een Belgische kunstenaar die voornamelijk tekent maar ook ruimtelijk werk en animaties maakt. Het ruimtelijke werk wordt soms ook gebruikt om performances mee uit te voeren.

In his drawings Dirk Zoete (1969, Gent, Belgium) shows theatrical stages with buildings or ships on them. The system of houses, paddle wheels, barns, people and animals, points to a desire for a simple, coherent world in which man is self-sufficient. In other drawings the theatrical dominates, with harlequin like figures acting on a stage, or a parade of wagons moving through the image. There is a reference to costumes of the Bauhaus and the constructivists but also to the carnival like and grotesque that has such a strong tradition in Belgium with artists like James Ensor and Félicien Rops.