For several years has the celebrated Greek artist, Yiannis Pappis, been working on an acclaimed and multifaceted artistic oeuvre. His investigative opus is distinguished by a critical digestion, from an anthropological and phenomenological perspective, with the relation between space and the human body.
Angelo De Meulenaere
Angelo calls himself a wizard of all crafts. More specifically he is the driving force behind Flow and Soul, a surfboard label, which is gaining ever-more recognition from virtuosos in the world of sports and industry. This Mad Hatter has been furnishing handmade surfboards as a pristine, authentic and functional form of art for several years now.
Every board, any colour or shape possible, bears the stamp of his cultural identity. These boards are as much a piece of art to be gazed at on a wall, as they are shreddable in a wedge of water.
Italian painter, Amie Nerie, extrapolates useful ideas from philosophy and psychology and processes them into modalities of her subconscious free spirit to represent absent and abstract things as present. Nerie starts from a recurring formal methodology and guides the spectator into her multilayered world of painted existential parables.
Camilo Toro, a Colombian visual artist, is, since 2012, spreading his neo-figurative art with cubist and expressionistic traits all over Germany. Camilo expresses his beliefs through his artworks and shares the following features: a (South-American) expressiveness of color, slightly disfigured subjects with sexual, innocent an threatening connotations, significant surface texture.
Margherita, an autodidactic artist from Rome, draws artistic inspiration from her studies, psychology. Her paintings, an ethnographic hymn unmasking the imperceptible modes of human nature, fully express the struggle and fascination with experiencing reality. The artist focuses on concepts that are universally applicable to human existence including death, freedom and the meaning of life.
Merijn is a painter from Brussels. The artist has been drawing his whole life and this year he decided to work less and focus more on his passion. With his first exhibition, a career as a painter is beginning to flourish.
His method is etching his ideas in digital form and after- wards converting, changing and sensuous representing them on a canvas. Maybe this is the reason why his sci-fi figures seem to come straight out of a strip car- toon or a Marvel series. However, do not be fooled by the absurdist setting and clothing because his subjects’ emotions are recognizable and sincere. It is not often we see work like that, so accessible and yet profound at the same time. Merijn’s paintings learn us that the more we are searching for the meaning of life the more we realise that there is no script.
Robin, born in Chicago, works in his Berlin studio on paintings with a lyrical and evocative character that originate through cross-cultural discourse. His abstract expressionistic art, highlighting a romanticized form of self-conscious (action) painting, are objects of reflection and meditation influenced by East-Asian philosophy and metaphysical concepts.
Jordan is a drawer and painter from the UK and will be exhibited in Germany for the first time. His unusual CC (comic/cartoon) style is both aesthetically and conceptually food for self-reflexive thought on his place/role in society. Formally, the spatially juxtaposed pictorial narrative include crisp, quantized ‘cel’ shading, minimalist, high-contrast visual cues and black outlines with a self-shadowing effect.
Pessigoisten is the alter ego of a Swedish-born artist currently based in Berlin. The disoriented feeling that the viewer gets when perceiving her painting, series of individual paintings in which every part can both be seen as an individual painting or as part of the whole, is guided by the ambivalent relationship Pessigoisten has with the city of Berlin.
Luc graduated from Saint-Luc with a visual arts diplo- ma (comic book section) followed by a Master’s degree in Communication and Marketing at Solvay. In 1995 he founded his own agency L&A Peiffer Communica- tion and design. He then trained to be a sculptor at the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Art Academy. The sculptures on display show the artist rendering structure by emphasi- zing the texture.
The “Alte Kopfstücke” series are made of terracotta (glass globes) and evoke the feelings of melancholy and isolation frequently displayed by Alzheimer sufferers. While suffocating from a literal and figurative lack of air they move up into the emptiness until they are completely alienated from their own nature.
The “Old Swimmer” series features small synthetic plaster heads gasping for air. Formalized in the midst of the swimming activity their expression is dynamic. This work could become an allegoric statement portraying the consequences of C02 on our environment. (right)
The installation “Self-destruction” is a video of a sculpture made off clay, which is being destroyed by the increasing velocity of the dropping of water on his head. A further rationalization would diminish its effect
Emmanuelle De Prins
Emmanuelle was born in Brussels in 1981. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Louvain La-Neuve. After which she stu- died archaeology and Egyptology in the same university. During and after her studies she continued to practice different techniques.
As an up-and-coming painter she has a flair for earthy colours and mythological/historical references. An outcome of her studies, these references are linked to Latin America, especially Argentina. The paintings are inspired by Colombian art and, more specifically, the spiritual symbols of the Mapuche tribe. Moreover, the flowing abstract background is an ode to her artistic mentor, a renowned French painter. The dichotomy between these figurative symbols and the abstract back- ground artistically depict her congruence of personal connections of the past and perception of the present.
The photographer Emilia is the youngest artist of the pack. Although the youngest the versatile photographer is nonetheless blessed with artistic maturity. She is also studying Political Science at the University of Leuven.
We live in an era where a photograph is transformed into a sharing object wherein the Smartphone adjusts the frame and colours. In this zeitgeist Emilia is keen to linger, to search for the right moment in which compo- sition, light and subject blend. Capturing this explorati- on through analog photography results in raw, pure and unprocessed photographs.
For m0(ve)ment she captured the tension between a snapshot and an image in motion. In particular, these old analog simple reflex cameras keep you waiting for the outcome.
Contemporary visual artist from Courtray. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in the Science of Arts (Visual arts and architecture) at the University of Ghent. During his time there he organized several solo exhibitions. However, his experimental phase was rewarded with a breakthrough this year, when he developed a distinct figurative visual language with a sometimes alienating character.
Censorship, certain postures and surreal meetings create a particular tension, which, cannot be indicated immediately. What one does not see is often more powerful than what one does see. The image leaves the spectator in the dark. We only see a fragment of the image or idea which creates a game of meaning. In the end his introspectively challenging paintings remain as open as the philosophical questions haunting us.
Charlotte is a graphic designer and photographer. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design at Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Apart from produ- cing stunning photographs (events/personal) she also composes installations that take you on an intellectually poignant journey.
In the photos on display she stresses the reciprocal relationship between primordial elements. In an abstract way she zooms in on nature as a continuous process of constructing and dissolving and subsequently reconnecting. By capturing this eternal process she brings the different layers marked by time to life. What we see and how things are constructed depends on the different quantities of the elements (fire, water, air and earth). The ingenuity of her work lies in the fact that she represents nature as a selective recreation of reality concretized by her view of our existence.
Louis loves nature and surfing. After High School he travelled and surfed around Australia and numerous other countries. Nowadays the promising artist continues to work closely with nature in his studies as a Landscape and Garden architect at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.
In his cinematic tribute to the four elements he accentuates a reversed effect. He starts with a static frame, which gradually evolves into the beauty of nature mo- ving towards its extinction. His experiments are fading fairytales worshipping the mood of nature. The vitality of his message, a simple and refined moment always in transformation, lies in the music because the music tells the story. The images are just an idea of the story.
Ophélie started her Bachelor Graphic Design at Luca School of arts in Brussels. She also completed her master “media and information design” at Luca School of arts in Brussels.
Humankind commits itself to mapping things and to putting things back in order. When you look around, you notice that everything changes all the time. How can frames and grid systems in our society help us coun- teract changes? The only certainty in this world is that nothing is certain. That everything constantly changes. Through studying and analyzing structures, materials, colours and through giving attention to details around us, we can learn how things evolve.
In this installation she explores how frames and grid-systems in our society help us to counteract changes. Different communication mediums like videos, prints or objects reflect those frames and grid-systems we use by giving another perspective of ‘A state change.
Augusto Gerardi Rousset
Augusto Gerardi , a Venezolan audio engineer and multimedia artist, is known for his transdisciplinary shows. The landscaped music, both loudly bombastic as softly sophisticated, are experimental complementaries to the stirring repetition of geometric shapes and circles that float in a black empty space. His tantalizing performance explicitly epitomizes a extraterrestrial matrimony of perception and sensation.
Born and raised in Antwerp. Victor is passionate about particular and refined electronic/techno sounds. Out of love for this kind of music he founded Draaiplan, an emerging nightlife concept announcing top-notch DJ’s around the globe.
Infused by the electronic mood he proposed to intro- duce mapping to our orchestra. Mapping, digital shifts guided by architecture and music is a rather suggestive experience through which it's easy to get carried away without noticing the uncontrollable time that flows.
Fashionista, artist and collector based in Antwerp. Almost two years ago, in response to the fast-moving fashion trend, she launched Revive Collective, a move- ment where clothing is not seen and treated as waste but as value. Reviving them, painting on them and passing them on. In essence giving them a new meaning by offering like-minded people a platform were they can sell their clothing to embark on a new purpose.
For m0(ve)ment Kelly Johansson crept into the skin
of an aspiring fashion designer and created a reflection of her universe. Working with old clothes, accessories and elements found around and blending these different particles to create a harmonious whole.
Nicolas is not a newcomer to event and nightlife photography. Five years ago he started his own label, A r t i c l 17, which has become a household name in nightlife photography. At Foodphoto he combines his passions for food and photography and delivers mind-boggling photos now reproduced in myriad books and magazines.
For m0(ve)ment you can expect his aesthetic use of light mixed with dynamic compositions.
After completing a Bachelor's degree in Law programme in Namur she is back in Flanders (KUL) to continue studying Law. Margaux loves nature, we are privileged to become acquainted with her intriguing work for the very first time.
She transforms ordinary words into rhythmic vivid parables. These parables focus in a sometimes absurd way on the limits of human consciousness and the concomitant thoughts of (im)mor(t)ality. The poet’s use of flamboyant adjectives reinforces the suggestive imagery related to the leitmotif.
Ines Domange Haym
Her work is based on two opposite axes, extraction and assembly. First extracting the form, then searching for it, finding it and adapting it to an idea or technique. Finally assembling it as a series shown in the environment created by the installation. She seeks in form what it is not, but rather what it can evoke.
The artist has a broad imaginary catalogue of forms created by herself. These forms are pretexts for an experiment with materials, associations, colours, and contours.
There is a coming and going between nature and abstraction, between recognizable and unrecognizable, between form and texture. Each piece is the echo of the previous one but they fit together like a puzzle. By encrypting the space of the assembly the spectator realizes that a new universe is emerging.
Resident of the city of Antwerp with a soft spot for electronic and techno music. We shall not give away what he is going to play but it ranges from house to disco, soul to boogaloo until you end up in the zoo.
Self-taught artist Jenna Wellein’s paintings are characterized by her use of vivid, bold colors and aggressive texture. Focusing on specific subjects, they convey exuberant movement, depth, and light through oil, acrylic, heavy gel, and other mixed media. Jenna primarily uses a palette knife to create the three-dimensional style of her current work.
“As a Seattle native, I’m endlessly inspired by Hawaii,” she says. “The shapes of the crashing waves, the colors of the flora and rainbows, and the unique textures of the earth influence every painting.”
Jenna lives in Ewa Beach, Oahu with her husband and their free-spirited beach boy.
Aisté was born in 1971 in Lithuania and in 1997 she graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts (Master of Arts degree). In 2000 she joined the Lithuanian Artists' Association.
The painter (Lithuanian Artists' Union) worked and lived for many years in France where she participated in a number of solo exhibitions. Meanwhile she also joined international exhibitions and art festivals. Her paintings are not only displayed in Lithuania but also in countries as France, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg and Italy.
Industrial Designer/ Visual artist
A Brussels-born designer/artist. Before starting his Master's degree at the ‘Royal College of Art’ in London, he completed his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, specialisation in fine arts, at ‘La Cambre’ in Brussels.
His motto is: “A symbiosis between poetry and industry as real physical progress in the 21st century”For ‘Elements of n0w’ Joachim worked together with Elise Guillaume on a complex installation. They sought to use photography as a medium for immortalising this temporary installation. In collaboration with Louis Janssen he will present his design drone.
Currently completing a Bachelor in Fine Art, Elise Guillaume has already exhibited internationally. Her work frequently explores human behaviour in relation to the environment. She has created performances, multi-screen videos and installations, sometimes to a very large scale. Today, her knowledge of fine art and videography are leading her to inquire video supports, incorporating roles of the fine artist and film director.
Originally from Belgium, Elise moved to London in 2014 to study at Central Saint Martins where she completed her Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. She currently studies at Goldsmiths University London.
Aliciaaudrey x TibordeLaminne
Aliciaaudrey is a Belgium-based clothing brand launched by two young creative talents, Audrey Joris and Alicia M. Meus. They believe in the harmonious combination of quality, creativity and style.
For the ‘Elements of n0w’ they worked together with a rising star, Tibor de Laminne. He studied at 'La Cambre' but in the meantime he completed various internships in Brussels, Madrid and Paris.
Even as a youngster Julien Toussaint from Knokke was fascinated by the art of eating. It was in 2016 that he started running a restaurant at graanmarkt 1 in Antwerp: Sofie’s Place. The establishment offers a varied menu and is influenced by a wide range of culinary traditions.
Liselotte Pollaris finished painting at the 'MAD-faculty' school in Hasselt. After completing her BFA she started the masterprogram fine arts at 'LUCA' Brussels. She now lives and works in Brussels. The works of Pollaris are dealing with the idea that a space can appear as an illusion. Transparency and layers come forward as a metaphor for structures while the influence of simulations and flows enlighten the distance between perception and reality.
Event and fashion photographer
Gabrielle captured the moment on "Elements of n0w"
Visual content creator
John studied videography and cinematography in Belgium. In London, he completed his studies by taking a Master's degree in ‘Business& Production’ at the MET Film school.
He has already worked with inspiring crews on short films, some of which have even won awards. He is also a street photographer, who uses his experience to produce videos for art projects, fashion shows and events.
Today, John has founded his company NAVAJO STUDIO and works on diverse projects most of them aimed for the web.
Sound design/ Producer/ Musician
Born in rural Rebecq, John decided at an early age that he wanted to perform music and produce sounds. In secondary school he started the indie pop band ‘Tuk Tuk Thailand. He and his new band Tom DiGaggio recently released a new EP (‘Le marriage collectif’).
In order to achieve harmony in his music, he has always tried to combine sounds and textures from different sources that are quite original but, oddly enough, remain familiar.
Pauline's Jewellery box
Passionate about gems and history, Pauline Janssen has always been enthralled by the fine arts and antique jewellery. She is a gemmologist and art historian and is taking additional night classes at the ‘The Gemmological Association of Great Britain’ in London. She was recently hired by Christie’s and works in the jewellery department at King Street in London.
At ‘Elements of n0w’ she introduces to the world her magical box of surprises.
When it comes to technology and mechanics, few stand out as much as Louis. He studied elektromechanics in Ghent but what he really prefers doing is single-handedly figuring out how things work.
Louis is in charge of converting our reality into a digital format. He connects virtual creativity with our physical world.
In view of his experience with drones (Dronegrid, Flydrones), he is the production manager for ‘The domesticated drone’.
The graphic designer from Limburg draws his inspiration from amorphousness. He seeks to transform an idea into timeless forms. His diverse array of designs reflects his wide spectrum of interests, ranging from gourmet cuisine to architecture. Five years ago he became the manager of Plastik Goodies, an Antwerp-based design studio. Innovation and dedication are just words for a lot of people but he actually applies these concepts in his every-day life. In the beginning, Cedric delved into Wabi-Sabi to produce comprehensive designs. A few months later Life 0f L presented the website made by Plastik Goodies.