FLATLAND at Art Brussels 2022
April 23, 2022
FLATLAND is proud to present a group exhibition at Art Brussels 2022 featuring the works of Hendrik Kerstens, Kim Boske, Paolo Ventura, Giovanna Petrocchi, Ruud van Empel and Stelios Karamanolis.
From Thursday 26th of April till Sunday 1st of May you can find us at booth E08.
Founded in 1968, Art Brussels is one of the most renowned contemporary art fairs in Europe and a must-see in the international art calendar. Retaining its youthful profile as a discovery fair, Art Brussels brings together each year more than 150 contemporary art galleries among the most important of the international scene, gathered in four sections.
FLATLAND will bring a selection of renowned and upcoming artists for an exciting and contrasting way of portraying what art is all about, from the nature collages of Kim Boske to the modern take on old master portraits of Hendrik Kerstens.
With his clear ambition to illustrate the dialogue between history and contemporary life, rich and sober, functional and valuable, Hendrik Kerstens (1956) also accomplishes to renew and contemporize history while boosting the position and function of day-to-day objects.
On the more experimental side of photography and known for her photography-based works on nature, Kim Boske (1978) treats nature mainly as a concept. Through her composed images of different visual time fragments, she searches for an autonomous image that represents a state of constant change.
Italian artist Paolo Ventura (1968) uses a comical yet melancholic tone (reminiscent of comedia dell’arte) Ventura enjoys working with paint on photographs, cut-outs of paper and backdrops. These are just a few of the artistic measurements used by Ventura to weave an unspecified, ambiguous atmosphere in his work.
At Art Brussels, we are proud to show a new work by Greek artist Stelios Karamanolis (1977) known to be understood beyond the ontological senses, covered in symbols and anthropological references. Karamanolis’ use of color pencil and acrylic on raw canvas reminds us of the Mediterranean landscapes.
Also from the trans-alpine country, Giovanna Petrocchi (1988) is inspired by the classification and arrangement of ancient art in traditional museums’ collections, by reconfiguring images from different sources. The received view of ancient objects is deliberately distorted.
The incredible skills in contemporary digital techniques of Ruud van Empel (1958) stems from a long tradition of artists who are interested more generally in photography as an art form – an idea that originates from the days of the Cubists.
Image: Hendrik Kerstens, Golden Cake Hat, 2022, color negative ultrachrome, 150 x 120 cm, Ed. 4/5