Gallery Maskara is proud to announce the first solo show in Mumbai by artist Ruben Bellinkx from
Ruben Bellinkx’s works were last seen in Mumbai, 2010 at Gallery Maskara’s group show, ‘Everything is Real: After Life…’ Ruben’s latest works hold tension with a dreamlike quality
where animals engage in relationships with domestic settings-‐a meeting of nature and culture,
through which the tragic interweaving of animals with our civilization becomes visible.
The mise-‐en-‐scène stresses the relationship between the natural world and domesticity
and blurs the boundary between reality and illusion; images are teetering on the edge between
recognizable reality and the bizarre world of imagination.
“I wish to emphasize the viewer’s sense of awe by creating a composition or setting, which resonates of a single poetic image balancing on the edges between familiarity and estrangement.
Daily, recognizable elements are shown in an unfamiliar situation so as to confront the viewer
with his/her conditioned perspective and to challenge the viewer to revaluate his/her assumptions.
I present images with multiple layers of meaning, through which the fragility of our supposedly
stable reality becomes apparent.”
About Ruben Bellinkx Ruben Bellinkx, born in Wilrijk, Belgium and is an artist, adventurer and
storyteller. His drawings, photo works, film and video installations depict a fantastic world of
perverse games directed by the artist. Through these complex and beautifully filmed images,
Bellinkx establishes an ambiguous relationship between man-‐made objects and animals.
Bellinkx has had shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and India.
He is a guest professor at KASK, the University College in Ghent, Belgium in the department
of Fine Arts (Drawing). The artist lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.