"Sturm und Drunk" - Marco De Sanctis & Joost Pauwaert
Marco De Sanctis (°1983, Milan) lives and works in Brussels and Italy.
Marco De Sanctis literally and figuratively introduces a temporal dynamic in his work. Temporal shifts, reinterpretations of and interventions on existing works challenge the legitimacy and art historical legacy of contemporary artistic practices. Marco De Sanctis works challenge the duality between the copy and the original, investigate the transmission (methods) of images and the position of a contemporary artist vis-à-vis this art historical heritage.
Joost Pauwaert (°1985, Belgium)
Loves heavy wooden and metal machines and objects such as anvils, cannons and giant saw blades. He makes the machines himself, starting from technical challenges. Can he make a heavy anvil balance on a spring? Or catapult it and catch it in a funnel? Can he make his own cannon? Or make two cannons fire at each other simultaneously so that the cannonballs hit each other and deform?
The artistic beauty of these ventures derives from the originality of the questions, on the opposite side of the usual forms of artistic expression. Actually, they precede and take us back to times when science and art were closer to each other than today. Or they lead us back to fundamental questions in sculpture, which always had to do with gravity and density. Here we come closer to a fundamental poetry, which stems from the beauty of things themselves.
(Text by Hans Theys)
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Dauwens & Beernaert is a contemporary art gallery founded by Laurence Dauwens and Joris Beernaert. The gallery is located in a former bank building built in 1876. The location has a rich history hosting high profile shows, including artists such as Andy Warhol and Donald Judd. Dauwens & Beernaert's focus is on the primary art market and the promotion of works by young emerging artists. In the primary sector, the gallery covers a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practices, from figurative paintings to video work and minimalistic to conceptual work.
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