Sarah Smolders 1988

Woont in Antwerp (BE). Werkt in Antwerp (BE).
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Sarah Smolders reflects on site specific places. After a work is finished she systematically documents the place, keeping a residual image that can be remobilized in her practice. An intriguing aspect of this working process is her continuous re-presentation, reframing, and re-staging of these rest images in the present. In her in-situ interventions a sort of trompe l'oeuil becomes visible, evoking the crystallization of that space, balancing between appearing and disappearing. The conceptual exercise of the re-presentation of places began in 2011, when she started the never ending series Studio Floor, in which she yearly copies the floor of her studio on a scale of one to one, as archaeological research into the traces and stains of her work, the yearly activity in her studio. Smolders is interested in the use of paint as materiality. By focusing on the chemical procedures of mixing oil paint, acrylic paint, varnish, spray paint etc. the works lose the character of being an illustration and gain the capability to represent themselves. They are not copying reality they are their own reality, one that is continual in motion, captured and reframed, placed, replaced and re-staged.

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Sarah Smolders Merksem 1988 (BE) Lives and works in Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium. education 2017-2018 Candidate laureate at the HISK/Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent (B) 2009-2010 Master KASK/Royal Academy of fine Arts, Ghent (B) 2006-2009 Bachelor KASK/Royal Academy of fine Arts, Ghent (B) solo exhibitions 2019 upcoming The house painter, 08.09.2019 Marion De Cannière gallery, Antwerp (B) 2018 concrete/concrete, 29.09.2018 — 16.12.2018, Netwerk, Aalst (B) 2014 Nature Morte, 25.10.2014 – 30.11.2014, CIAP, Hasselt (B) 2013 Flowers and pigments, 14.09.2013 – 28.09.2013, Salon 2060, Antwerp (B) 2011 Framing the light, 25.11.2011 – 27.11.2011, Leo XIII, Tilburg (NL) group exhibitions 2018 SHOW ME TOMORROW, WE WILL GO THERE, 22.11.2018 - 16.12.2018, HISK Ghent (B) "Quando scoppia la pace / When peace erupts", 04.11.2018, Vittorio Veneto (IT) Unraveling Slowness, 07.06.2018 - 16.06.2018, Zwarte Zaal, Ghent (B) Soft elements of some violent tendencies, 25.05.2018 - 27.05.2018, Extra-city Kunsthal, Antwerp (B) 2017 Between abstraction and figuration, 09.11.2017, Dauwens&Beernaerts gallery, Brussels (B) Trust in the Unexpected,14.10.2017 - 03.12.2017, governors house, Ghent (B) LITTLE HISK, 18.05.2017 – 21.05.2017, poortgebouw militair hospitaal, Antwerp (B) 2016 Skillfully Stuffed Museum, 24.02.2016 – 27.04.2016, Huis Happaert, Antwerp (B) TIG#4, 24.03.2016 – 27.03.2016, Campo Victoria, Ghent (B) 2015 BILD, 05.10.2015 – 28.10.2015, BLEEK, Sint-Niklaas (B) 2014 Pre_sent, 24.09.2014 –10.10.2014, 252 CC, Ekeren (B) Youth: portraits of arists, between freedom and fight, 04.09.2014 – 21.09.2014, Maison Particulière, Brussels (B) 2012 Jolien De Roo vs. Sarah Smolders, 18.05.2012 – 27.05.2012, vzw Untiteld, Antwerp (B) 2010 KASK week, 23.06.2010 – 27.06.2010, kiosk, Ghent (B) May Day, 17.05.2010 – 19.05.2010, Campo Victoria, Ghent (B) Whatbar # 8 The Non-Obvious-Bar’, 18.03.2010, The Boadicea, London (UK) Work in Progress, 03.03.2010, Academiestraat 2, Ghent (B) 2009 Bild, 23.06.2009 – 28.06.2009, Campo Victoria, Ghent (B) EXPO schilderkunst, 05.03.2009, Croxhapox, Ghent (B) Een bonte poëzieavond, 12.02.2009, Villadrashhoek, Ghent (B) 2008 Kunstenbuffet, 09.10.2008, Croxhapox, Ghent (B) residence 2011 Gastatelier LEO XIII, Tilburg (NL) 2009 Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee (B) publications 2018 QUELLE BEAUTE, QUEL CALME, J'AI VU LES NUAGES ET, AU LOIN, LEUR OMBRE LEGERE, HISK, 2018 2014 Youth, portraits of artists between freedom and fight, Maison Particulière art center, 2014 2011 Framing the light, guest studio LEO XIII, 2011 awards 2010 Horlait-Dapsens selected, Ghent (B) E.Borst, J.Pipyn, Laureate, Ghent (B)