Kristof De Clercq gallery is happy to present works by gallery artists Katrin Bremermann, Joris Ghekiere, Roberta Gigante and Jeff McMillan at Art Antwerp 2022.
Art Antwerp 2022 (booth B.04)
15 - 18 December 2022
Antwerp Expo | Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191 - 2020 Antwerp
German artist Katrin Bremermann (b. 1965) combines primary abstraction with spontaneous expression to create two-dimensional paintings with a three-dimensional quality as well as three-dimensional steel sculptures. Working in the tradition of shaped canvases pioneered by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Kenneth Noland, Bremermann’s work explores the connection between reality and the illusion of depth and perspective. Challenging the vocabulary of painting, she depicts abstract and minimal organic shapes that explore the interplay between positive and negative space.
Belgian artist Joris Ghekiere (1955-2016) took up a unique and ambiguous position as a painter. He did not stick to one methodology but explored various painting techniques and styles. In his work, internet images or his own photographs often serve as a starting point. This leads to an oeuvre in which figurative images and abstract images interact.
Italian artist Roberta Gigante’s (b. 1986) career and oeuvre is extremely diverse: from sound installations and interventions in the public space to sculptures with glass spheres, neon sculptures and classically looking works on paper. Her works are subtle, playful and light. They fascinate and arouse curiosity. Their exceptional aesthetics lure the viewer into a higher state of concentration and reflection.
Jeff McMillan's (b. 1958, US) idiosyncratic approach of dipping stretched antique linen canvases face down into thinned pools of oil paint creates paintings with beautiful veils of colour that become virtual monochromes when complete. The four edges of the painting are also dipped to create a visual framing device. McMillan later attaches the works to the outside of his studio where they are exposed to sun, rain and wind, usually for 1 to 2 years, until the artist intuits that they are ‘ripe’ or ready. The works are then brought back inside to be finished in an assortment of different manifestations. He speaks of each painting finding its own form, either splayed, or folded or dipped vertically into more oil paint. At times the final result becomes sculptural or architectural by employing symmetry and simplicity to make bas-relief works casually pinned to the wall.