Solo Show Shanghai
Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens is internationally renowned for his sculptures and installations where he combines language and sculpture into one. Fred Eerdekens combines the ingenuity and creativity of light with material. Fred Eerdekens uses various mediums, from metal stings, constructions of books or synthetic clouds. The common themes throughout each installation are light, shadow, language and spatial concept.
The shadows are equally important to the installation as the construction, the shadows give meaning to entire composition. The artist constructs his work by playing with angles and perspective. His work perpetually has a touch of mystery that attracts intrigue. Visitors are hopelessly puzzled by a desire to grasp the origins of the words. Each piece is precisely detailed and constructed, as to subtly reveal the secrets within the artwork.
The work of Fred Eerdekens revolves around language; it is an integral aspect in his work. The artist poses questions of language through aesthetic images. He questions the relationship between these two forms of expression. He takes us to the world of ideas, broadening the scope of reflections. Fred Eerdekens is interested in creating works that interacts with the public. In “Automatic Writing”, the changing the letters in a pool of water form shadows of words that soon disappear; here the artist is making reference to the surrealist idea of "automatic readers" with the endless possibility of anagrams.