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Kris Van Dessel
updated: 07/31/2014
website: www.krisvandessel.be
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Back Light
REPOSITIONED 2
Tilburg 15/02/2011
PLACEBO
DISTANCE SLIDE
DISTANCE
X=156139.99 Y=212220.59
7 mm diameter hole, drilled in whitewashed studio window.
Tube Light, coated with dust. The dust was collected from the studio floor. The dust-coating can be applied to the tubes of an exhibition space.
TRACK
REBOOT
The Secret
Lid
Wedge
0km_MOSKVA
 
Portfolio Keywords:  mapping, site-specific, architecture, conceptual, urban, public, landscape, process, science, technology
 
 
Back Light by Kris Van Dessel
Back Light
Intervention at van der Mieden Gallery, Antwerp, 2th of november 2011 This work is not part of a gallery exhibition. With transparant phosphorescent paint I covered one tube lamp of the gallery.
2011
Dimensions variable
REPOSITIONED 2 by Kris Van Dessel
REPOSITIONED 2
cast aluminium
2011
Dimensions variable
Tilburg 15/02/2011 by Kris Van Dessel
Tilburg 15/02/2011
manipulated light frame (site specific)
2011
Dimensions variable
PLACEBO by Kris Van Dessel
PLACEBO
bronze
2011
Dimensions variable
DISTANCE SLIDE by Kris Van Dessel
DISTANCE SLIDE
DISTANCE SLIDES Glue on slides, mounted on my bike, every time I bike from my studio to my home.
2011
Dimensions variable
DISTANCE by Kris Van Dessel
DISTANCE
paint on mdf (A painted MDF stick (several layers of various colours), mounted on my car. While driving to my studio, the stick dragged over the streets.)
2011
Dimensions variable
X=156139.99 Y=212220.59 by Kris Van Dessel
X=156139.99 Y=212220.59
stainless steel
2011
70.86 " x  0.31 " 
7 mm diameter hole, drilled in whitewashed studio window. by Kris Van Dessel
7 mm diameter hole, drilled in whitewashed studio window.
mixed media
2011
Dimensions variable
Tube Light, coated with dust. The dust was collected from the studio floor. The dust-coating can be applied to the tubes of an exhibition space. by Kris Van Dessel
Tube Light, coated with dust. The dust was collected from the studio floor. The dust-coating can be applied to the tubes of an exhibition space.
mixed media
2011
Dimensions variable
TRACK by Kris Van Dessel
TRACK
Multi-purpose sealing compound, filled with acrylic silver paint
2011
1.18 " x  0 " 
REBOOT by Kris Van Dessel
REBOOT
High gloss lacquer on wood. Since May 2011, this cube is circulating on my studio floor, capturing...
2011
2.75 " x  2.75 "  x 2.75 " 
The Secret by Kris Van Dessel
The Secret
iron powder on magnetic (over painted) screw in wall
2011
Dimensions variable
Lid by Kris Van Dessel
Lid
high gloss lacqeur
2011
Dimensions variable
Wedge by Kris Van Dessel
Wedge
plaster copy of studio door wedge
2011
Dimensions variable
0km_MOSKVA by Kris Van Dessel
0km_MOSKVA
inkjet print on paper
2013
33.1" x  46.8" 

Artist Statement
After an intense period of painting, Van Dessel - having profoundly explored the medium of painting and feeling constraint by its very precepts - takes up the challenge of freeing himself from the (exclusiveness of) the medium, techniques and conventions. There is nothing impetuous in his decision and with ultimate dedication and precision, he embarks on a renewed quest. Through mapping, measuring and recording he allows the overlooked to take centre stage in his work. Out of the everyday elements are tested on their potential to generate and crystalize into visual recordings of actions in time and space. Initially Van Dessel takes his studio as his prima materia; the workshop acts as a point of reference to determine his own stance. The effective measuring of the studio space through the use of the X, Y and Z axes and his position within it (e.g. HOTSPOT, 2011) is emblematically resonating the meaning of being an artist in contemporary society.

 

Artist Bio / CV

<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->1967     Born in Antwerp (Belgium)

              lives and works in Antwerp

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              solo exhibitions (selection)

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2010      Croxhapox, CROX345, Ghent, BE 

2009      van der Mieden Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2008      Rob de Vries Gallery, Haarlem, NL

              van der Mieden Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2007      SECONDroom, Brussels, BE

2006      M. van de Laar Gallery, The Hague, NL

              La Pommerie, Saint Setiers, FR

2005      M. van de Laar Gallery, The Hague, NL

2003      CBK Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL

              M. van de Laar Gallery, The Hague, NL

2002      Viewpoint, NICC, Bruges, BE

2000      M. van de Laar Gallery, The Hague, NL

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              group exhibitions (selection)

2011     OUToMatic, M museum, Leuven

'Streekproduct Series', Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, NL

2010      'Transit Station', MCA,Valletta, Malta

              '(NO) SNAPS', Freemen, Aardenburg, NL

              'B-Sides & Rarities', Extra City,Antwerp, BE 

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2009      Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL

              ‘MyPainting.nu’, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL

              ‘ARCO 40’,  Madrid, SP

2008      CCHA, Hasselt, BE

              ‘Art Amsterdam’, Amsterdam, NL

              Galerie Chatiliez, Tourcoing, FR

2007      ‘Over the Hedge’, TAFA Gallery, Tianjin,

              China

              ‘Fresco II’, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL

              Breda’s Museum, Breda, NL

2006      ‘Factura’, De Markten, Brussels, BE

              M. van de Laar Gallery, The Hague, NL

2005      De Overslag, Eindhoven, NL

              +Loft Gallery, Berlin, GE

              Memling Museum, Bruges, BE

2004      ‘Ruler Guides’, VUB, Brussels, BE

              ‘Hicetnunc’, San Vito, IT

2003      ‘Logo! / No Logo?’, Bruges, BE

2002      M. van de Laar Gallery, The Hague, NL

2001      ‘Dimensio’, Casa Elizalda, Barcelona, SP

              ‘New Light’, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE

2000      ‘Drawings’, De Slijperij, Geel, BE

1999      ‘Arti et Amicitiae’, Amsterdam, NL