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Watchlist Artist: Joris van de Moortel

The Nathalie Obadia Gallery is pleased to present the work of Joris Van de Moortel in his first solo show in Brussels.

Painter, sculptor, performer and musician, Joris Van de Moortel will use the post-industrial architecture of the gallery to encompass his many-shaped work that is transformed to set off the space exhibiting it. A good example of this adaptation is his Cylinder, that was first inaugurated at the Transpalette in 2012 (Contemporary Art Centre in Bourges), and then moved to Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, in 2013. Vertical or horizontal in keeping with the available height, this aluminium cylinder takes over the premises and the viewers invited on the inaugural day attend an explosive musical performance that uses the artwork as a sound box. The artist-musician sets up his mobile, short-lived concert hall in the exhibit, where the unplugged instruments are left on the spot with all the features of a «trash» performance (projection of paintings, slashed aluminium partitions, broken glass, scattered cables and equipment, etc.).

(text source: Galerie Nathalie Obadia)

Joris Van de Moortel De, oers in Berlijn and various collectable objects of which some casted in bronze, 2013, Aluminum, analogue photograph printed on Duratrans, wood, Plexiglas,tube light, various objects, 200 x 100 x 6 cm  (78 3/4 x 39 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.); Courtesy Joris Van de Moortel & Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels © We Document Art

 

More on Joris van de Moortel (b. 1983, Ghent, Belgium)

Joris van de Moortel graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp in 2012, and he works and lives in Antwerp. After being a resident at the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts) in Ghent in 2008-2009, and then at the Künstelerhaus Bethanien in Berlin in 2012-2013, Joris Van de Moortel will have total freedom to take over the entire space of the Nathalie Obadia Gallery in Brussels, as he has already done inn the BKSM i.s.m. SMAK in Strombeek (2013), and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (2012).

(text source: Galerie Nathalie Obadia)

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Galerie Michael Janssen)

 

(Image on top: Joris van de Moortel, Cut #2, 2013, Wood, Plexiglass, glass, plumb, plug, light tube , 164 x 126 x 9,5 cm; © We Document Art / Courtesy Joris Van de Moortel & Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels)


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