UNDER THE SURFACE
05.10.06 • 26.11.06
vernissage: thursday oct 5 at 7pm
feeling vulnerable and uncertain in today's world.
- håkan blomqvist & karin westman (se): glass art
- peter berghman (be): mixed media
- antoine van loocke (be): wrought knives
- martine dere (be): poetry
- tim oeyen & sanny winters (be): graphic design
1. HÅKAN BLOMQVIST & KARIN WESTMAN
© sture ekendahl - håkan blomqvist & karin westman - 'In the depth', 19 x 12 x 5
symbols and their cross-cultural importance has always been the motivating force in the work of wood sculptor and now glass artist hŒkan blomgvist, especially symbols representing love of life.
the work of graphic-, textile- and glass artist karin westman reflects her feeling of being small, vulnerable, and unsafe in a world that is filled with evil and cruelty. color expresses her joy and a way to find safety in a world that can be so beautiful and at the same time so dangerous.
2. PETER BERGHMAN
© peter berghman-sofam 2005 - peter berghman - 'alter ego', brons, titanium oxide
peter berghman interprets "under the surface" as the underlying meaning of unspoken words. the origin of language is expressed in a variety of materials including cast bronze, brass, iron and wood.
3. ANTOINE VAN LOOCKE
self-taught gardener, sculptor and designer antoine van loocke goes "under the surface" with high performance, high tech cutting knives. the blade is made partly of high speed stellite6K (used in stealth bombers) and the handles of decorated whalebone or meteoric stone.
© antoine van loocke - antoine van loocke - 'ad huc stat', damast staal peter stubs / ijzer nikkel meteoriet narwal, monodon monocereus - met cites vanitas gravure, height 12cm
4. MARTINE DERE
poet martine dere crawls under her skin to feel the vulnerability and insecurity of living in today's world.
5. TIM OEYEN & SANNY WINTERS
her texts are transformed into graphic signs by sanny winters and tim oeyen.