Les peintures de Dominique Romeyer se polarisent sur les aspects formels comme les surfaces, les formes, la couleur, des matériaux affirmés.
Elles mettent en scène une abstraction décomposée, des oppositions entre des principes formels contradictoires, la géométrie/l’imprévu et le hasard, la construction/l’effacement, le raffinement/les procédés élémentaires…
Cette mise en scène s’accompagne de mécanismes de cadrages internes aux contours orthogonaux ou aléatoires, flous ou déchiquetés.
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Abstract Painting Positions
Bruxelles, Belgique, mai 2017
DOMINIQUE ROMEYER (1958, France) est diplômée en histoire de l’art et archéologie en 1988 des Universités de Lyon et d’Aix-en-Provence, France.
Ses expositions personnelles récentes en France et en Belgique incluent Sydney Paris Sunrise, commissaire Factory 49, galerie Abstract Project, Paris (FR), Mobilité formelle, galerie La Part du Feu, Bruxelles (BE), Abstract Painting Positions, galerie Arielle D’Hauterives, Bruxelles (BE), galerie Aeviard, Venasque (FR), Donation Mario Prassinos, commissaire Denis Ruggieri, Saint Rémy de Provence (FR), Hors Cadres, Christian Aubert moments artistiques, Paris (FR), Retour de résidence, Centre d’Art Contemporain Chanot, Clamart (FR), acquisition d’oeuvres par la ville de Clamart.
Ses expositions collectives récentes comprennent Echo à la modernité, commissaire Pascal Fancony, chapelle d’Uzès, Uzès (FR), Platform 1, galerie Allegrarte, Bruxelles (BE), Momentum in Motus, duo, galerie Crelan, Bruxelles (BE), acquisition d’oeuvres pour la collection Crelan, Pop Construit, ParisCONCRET, trois artistes sélectionnés par Richard Van der Aa, Paris (FR), Némausus, Showroom B 301, duo, sous le patronage de Jean Nouvel, Nîmes (FR)
Dominique Romeyer vit et travaille à Bruxelles, Belgique.
Stan Van Steendam
1985, Lives and works between Brussels and Lisbon.
- 2003-2007, Master in Visual Arts, Ghent (BE)
- 2019 Goodbye, Columbus,The Court, Pescara (IT) • Poeira, Magazyn, Antwerp (BE) • Lagoas, Archiraar, Brussels (BE)
- 2018 I’ve never built anything on new land, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE) • chiarificazione,Theca Gallery, Milan (IT) new works, Asphodel, New York (USA) cinzento, Archiraar, Brussels (BE)
- 2017 what does it matter, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE) KOSMOS, Galerie LOOF, Jubbega (NL)
- 2016 Lifeisart gallery, Antwerp (BE)
- 2015 Pico installation, vitrine jeune artiste, Les Brasseurs art contemporain, Liège (BE)
- 2019 Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE) • BREATHE and FREE, Museum St. Wendel (DE) • ZWRT, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)
- 2018 The future has no presence, Asphodel, New York (USA) • Absolute, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg (DE)
- 2017 Har vest, Theca Galler y, Milan (IT) • Aspetti di superficie, group show with Sonia Costantini, Marco Mendeni & Stan Van Steendam, Theca Galler y, Milan (IT) Panach’, D’apostrof, Meigem (BE)
- 2016 Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE) I-A-M, Zentrale, Berlin (DE) • Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris (FR) • Kinky Pinky, Lifeisart gallery, Antwerp (BE) Galerie Albert Dumont, Brussels (BE) (in)cohérences, Abstract Project, Paris (FR)
- 2015 Pico installation, vitrine Hidden project, Brussels (BE) 2013 Open Doors, Design September, Brussels (BE)
- 2007 St.-Lucas School of Arts, Ghent (BE)
- 2019 Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, represented by Galleri Jacob Bjorn (DK) • Collectible, art & design fair, Brussels (BE)
- 2018 Galeristes, art fair Paris, represented by Archiraar, Paris (FR)
- 2017 Galeristes, art fair Paris, represented by Archiraar, Paris (FR) • KunstRai solo stand, art fair Amsterdam, represented by Galerie LOOF (NL) • Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, represented by Galerie LOOF (NL)
- 2016 Art The Hague, art fair The Hague, represented by Galerie LOOF (NL) • KunstRai, art fair Amsterdam, represented by Galerie LOOF (NL)
- 2019 Palazzo Monti, Brescia (IT)
- 2017 Cripta747, Torino (IT)
- 2016 Syntax, Lisbon (PT)
- 2015 Prainha, Pico (PT)
Stan Van Steendam: Deconstructing Materiality.
by Erin Stobie
The enigmatic work of Belgian artist Stan Van Steendam challenges our ideas of tradition and modernity. His work reﬂects a sense of intimacy that exists between the artist and his craft, his materials, and the emotions and sensations captured within his meditative creations — sculptural objects, and large-scale, monochromatic explorations in painting.
Van Steendam’s practice aims to deconstruct the materiality of painting, which he explores by way of an extensive process of layering raw pigments, plaster, and other matter, such as ash, dirt, and dust. Desiring to be close to his materials, and to control their traces and movements, Van Steendam works primarily with his bare hands.
His intuitive compositions command a unique physical presence in their space; they gently encroach, reaching out from their mountings to enter the space of the viewer. By placing emphasis on the physical presence of the object in the space, Van Steendam’s works become almost interactive in their approachability. Viewers can observe the texture and tactility of the pieces from all sides, placing them in conversation with the audience and allowing for a heightened state of perception.
With the elevation of the creative process in his pieces and by working with his body to treat his material sculpturally, Van Steendam is questioning the notions of the limits of painting, and of sculpture and of our preconceptions of art more broadly. This adventurism enables him to propose new approaches to tradition and allows his work to co-exist with history in a way that is reﬂective as much as it is in tribute.
Van Steendam — who lives and works between Brussels and Portugal — is motivated by classical paintings and the work of other artists, but as well too, he draws much inspiration from the places where he chooses to reside and from nature; from lakes, water, cork trees, and dusty roads. He is situated currently in a studio in Lisbon, where he has been captivated by the inﬂuence of, he says, the light and skies; that which can be seen reﬂected directly in his recent output — an exploration of monochromatic painting works, among other pieces.
This year has already seen Van Steendam exhibiting his deceptively intricate creations in a handful of group and solo showings, including at Archiraar Gallery’s White Cube in Brussels, Barbé Urbain in Ghent, and for Freud Monk Gallery. And the second half of 2019 sees more outings forthcoming, with solo exhibitions due at Magazyn, Antwerp, Belgium, and The Court, Pescara, Italy. Van Steendam will also embark on an artist residency at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy, later this year.