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Hedwig Brouckaert
updated: 02/04/2009
website: www.hedwigbrouckaert.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Blind Blots
Blind Blots
Animated Drawings - Mass Storage
Inversion - The New Yorker
Inversion - Magazine Figures
Abstract – Knack 2008
Magazine Figures – Knack Weekend 2008
Magazine Figures - Sept.-Oct.'07
magazine figures: Sept.-Oct.'07
LLB-VS '08
Magazine Figures – Jan.-May 2008
Magazine Figures - The New Yorker 2006
Magzine Figures - Elle, August '07
magazine figure (head)
magazine figures, polkadots & patterns
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, abstract, site-specific
 
 
Blind Blots by Hedwig Brouckaert
Blind Blots
vinyl decals on windows
2008
Dimensions variable
Blind Blots by Hedwig Brouckaert
Blind Blots
vinyl decals
2008
Dimensions variable
Animated Drawings - Mass Storage by Hedwig Brouckaert
Animated Drawings - Mass Storage
filmstil, dvd
2008
Dimensions variable
Inversion - The New Yorker by Hedwig Brouckaert
Inversion - The New Yorker
digital print on Photo Tex
2008
Dimensions variable
Inversion - Magazine Figures by Hedwig Brouckaert
Inversion - Magazine Figures
digital print on Photo Tex
2008
Dimensions variable
Abstract – Knack 2008 by Hedwig Brouckaert
Abstract – Knack 2008
transfer paper on paper
2008
69 " x  51 " 
Magazine Figures – Knack Weekend 2008 by Hedwig Brouckaert
Magazine Figures – Knack Weekend 2008
carbon paper on paper
2007
69 " x  51 " 
Magazine Figures - Sept.-Oct.'07  by Hedwig Brouckaert
Magazine Figures - Sept.-Oct.'07
carbon paper on glass windows
2007
Dimensions variable
magazine figures: Sept.-Oct.'07  by Hedwig Brouckaert
magazine figures: Sept.-Oct.'07
carbon on glass windows
2007
Dimensions variable
LLB-VS '08 by Hedwig Brouckaert
LLB-VS '08
transfer paper on paper
2008
94 " x  51 " 
Magazine Figures – Jan.-May 2008  by Hedwig Brouckaert
Magazine Figures – Jan.-May 2008
carbon paper on paper
2008
51" x  63" 
Magazine Figures - The New Yorker 2006 by Hedwig Brouckaert
Magazine Figures - The New Yorker 2006
carbon paper on paper
2007
51 " x  96 " 
Magzine Figures - Elle, August '07 by Hedwig Brouckaert
Magzine Figures - Elle, August '07
transfer paper and ink on paper
2007
45 " x  56 " 
magazine figure (head) by Hedwig Brouckaert
magazine figure (head)
transfer paper on paper
2006
26" x  22" 
magazine figures, polkadots & patterns  by Hedwig Brouckaert
magazine figures, polkadots & patterns
transfer paper and watercolor on paper
2007
60" x  99" 

Artist Statement

Magazines and newspapers are the source of my recent drawings.  I transfer the images of figures, tracing them by hand, one by one, and layering them on paper.  The figures lose their individual characteristics and become part of a mass, a zigzagging chaos of lines.  

I am interested in the tension between the highly representational and readable starting point - often advertisements, which have to get a message across as clearly as possible - and the abstracted, illegible result of the layering process.  The final drawing is a sort of compact image of the whole magazine: All the information is in there, but condensed and illegible.The media defines our experience of the world and reality extensively, maybe more than our direct experiences do. 

The images I use, many from fashion magazines, have extremely high production value, arriving as a pristine, glowing object in the mail or on the news stand, yet meant to disappear in a month or two, to become trash and disappear from consciousness. My work refers to the culture that produced them, but totally transforms the original narrative.  It asks viewers to reread their narrow, commercial script.  

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2003-2005  MFA University of California, Davis, CA

1996-1999 Laureate of the Higher Institute for Fine  Arts Belgium

1991-1995 MFA Sculpture Sint-Lukas Hogeschool, Brussels, Belgium 

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Mass Storage /05-09 Margalef & Gipponi Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2009 Mass Storage /01-09 Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2008 Magazine Drawings Radical Gallery, Zug, Switzerland

2008 Mass Storage Cultural Center, Hasselt, Belgium

2006  Magazines Secondroom, Brussels, Belgium

Drawings, Magazine Series  Newcomb Hall Gallery, University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA

2002 Recent Work De Ziener Gallery, Asse, Belgium               

Oublies et Mémoires Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT                           

Oublies et Mémoires De Ziener Gallery, Asse, Belgium

2001 Hanging Figures Cultural Center Leopoldsburg, Leopoldsburg, Belgium

1999  Drawings Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast, Northern-Ireland 

Group Exhibitions

2009 Cabin Fever Monumetal, Bornem, Belgium  

2008 Re/pro/ducing Complexities by Peter Lodermeyer (with Nelleke Beltjens & Jorinde Voigt) Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA

2008 Over the Hedge #01& #02 Tianjin, China & Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium

2008 Mark, Judy (with Lucy Puls, Nelleke Beltjens, Richard Haley, Casey O’Connor) Block Gallery, Sacramento CA, USA                           

Pierogi Gallery Flat Files Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY      

Unity Thru Diversity 1078 Gallery, Chico CA

2002 Materiatur Foundation Georges Grard, Gijverinkhove, Belgium 

Splintered Dialects De Nederlansche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands

2001 Versus Oudenaarde, Belgium                                

Hortus Panoramicus Gaasbeek, Belgium2000                        

Speelhoven  Aarschot, Belgium 

 Awards/Residencies

2007 Yaddo Saratoga Springs, NY                              

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Amherst, VA  

Ragdale Foundation Lake Forest, IL

2006 Robert M.MacNamara Foundation Westport Island, Maine

2003-2005 Fellowships University of California, Davis CA                              

2002 Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, France

Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT

1999, 2000 & 2002  Grants Commission of the Flemish Community Belgium                               

 Exchange Program HISK Queen Street Studios Belfast Northern-Ireland