In the current presentation of works from the collection, S.M.A.K. has assembled a selection of paintings; not only on the traditional canvas, but also on more unusual supports. These works may offer a moment of calm after the stream of flashing media images and film excerpts in the adjacent exhibition by Johan Grimonprez. This collection presentation is composed like a visual chain, starting with pure colour and moving through abstract paintings to more narrative, figurative works. It closes with Angel Vergara’s work ‘Le mécanisme secret qui guide le créateur dans son aventure périlleuse’ which refers to the practice of painting itself.
With: Louis Cane, Alan Charlton, Amédée Cortier, Franky D.C., Mario De Brabandere, Wim Delvoye, Helmut Dorner, Vincent Geyskens, Mary Heilmann, Eugène Leroy, Peter Phillips, Avery T.C. Preesman, Stephan Runge, Jan Schoonhoven, Marien Schouten, Han Schuil, Thomas Schütte, Mariella Simoni, Walter Swennen, Juan Uslé, Angel Vergara Santiago, Franz West, Robin Winters, Heimo Zobernig.
(Images: Courtesy of the Artist and S.M.A.K.)
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