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Stefan Serneels
updated: 03/02/2009
website: www.stefanserneels.be
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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the ascending
pipi's death
mirrorview
suffocation
the spilling
hospital
pip's revenge
the sick
interior4
caught in the act
the signal
the glow
the feeding
the fall
the boy
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, surreal, narrative
 
 
the ascending by Stefan Serneels
the ascending
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
pipi's death by Stefan Serneels
pipi's death
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
mirrorview by Stefan Serneels
mirrorview
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
suffocation by Stefan Serneels
suffocation
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the spilling by Stefan Serneels
the spilling
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
hospital by Stefan Serneels
hospital
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
pip's revenge by Stefan Serneels
pip's revenge
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the sick by Stefan Serneels
the sick
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
interior4 by Stefan Serneels
interior4
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
caught in the act by Stefan Serneels
caught in the act
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the signal by Stefan Serneels
the signal
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the glow by Stefan Serneels
the glow
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the feeding by Stefan Serneels
the feeding
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the fall by Stefan Serneels
the fall
indian ink on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 
the boy by Stefan Serneels
the boy
pencil on paper
2007
4.5" x  11.8" 

Artist Statement

In my drawings I implant everyday situations with  strong feelings of discomfort and tension. They become living-room landscapes, portraits or situations that provoke a  sense of fear. Rooms become mental arena’s where the perspective runs wild, sometimes with an overload of wallpaper-patterns which oppresses the spaces. The surrounding becomes a set for a horror-movie, a thriller.

 

I work a lot with what Slavoj Žižek names as the effect of what Lacan calls the point de capiton (the quilting point) in its purest: a perfectly “natural” and “familiar” situation is denatured, becomes “uncanny”, loaded with horror and threatening possibilities, as soon as we add to it a small supplementary feature, a detail that “does not belong”, that sticks out, is “out of place”, does not make any sense within the frame of the idyllic scene: This “pure” signifier without signified stirs the germination of a supplementary, metaphorical meaning for all other elements: the same situations, the same events that, till then, have been perceived as perfectly ordinary acquire an air of strangeness. Suddenly we enter the realm of double meaning, everything seems to contain some hidden meaning.(°)

Notes

Slavoj Žižek, Looking Awry, An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusettes, London, England, 1991, p. 88

Artist Bio / CV

  Curriculum Vitae

 

Personalia

name                                                                                     Stefan Serneels                                                          

date of birth                                                                               13/12/68 (Wilrijk)                                                                           

Adress                                                                 Albertlaan 25, 3200 Aarschot

phone                                                                                                  0486/602766

E-mail                                                                               stefan.serneels@pandora.be

                                                                                       

 Education

 

1987 – 1991         Ceramics at the Provinciaal Hoger Instituut voor kunstonderwijs,

                                Hasselt, Belgium                    

       

exhibitions

06 The Mould, punk’tum

05 het behangen leven, Anoukvilain artgallery, Diepenbeek

02 Restpiece one,Galerij van het SASK, Turnhout

02 Kiss(pieces) the rest(pieces), Galerij De Zwarte Panter, Antwerpen

01 Eindpresentatie, EKWC, 's-Hertogenbosch, Nederland

 

group exhibitions

06 ephemerality, Menen (cat)

06 staalkaart, ACEC-gebouwen, Gent

06 BeTEKEND II, Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt

06 Het filiaal van de hemel, Lokeren (cur. Christoph de Jaegher)

05 Tekenprijs van de stad Ronse, Ronse

05 placenta6, Antwerp

05 kleiproef 16., Elzenveld, Antwerp(cat)

04 Tekenprijs van de stad Ronse, Ronse

04 A-R_E_N_A, Elzenveld, Antwerp

04 provinciale prijs Vlaams Brabant 2003, provinciegebouw, leuven (cat.)

03 Placenta5, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (cat)

03 kunstnier, Gent

03 provinciale prijs Vlaams Brabant 2002, CC Strombeek Bever

02 Lokaal 01, Breda, the netherlands                                                                                                                                                                                           02 Placenta4, Oud Kinderziekenhuis, Antwerp (cat.)                                                                                                                                                 02 Bordello, Schipperskwartier, Antwerp                        

01 Placenta3, Antwerp 

00 Remote Control, Antwerp

00 Placenta2, Antwerp

00 Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt 

99 Remote Control, Antwerp

99 Placenta, Antwerp

98 Zinder, Aarschot (cat.)

 

other

06: working period at FLACC, Genk, Belgium

04/07/01 tot 27/09/01: working period in the EKWC, 's-Hertogenbosch, Nederland       

                                             

prices, fees

05 second price:prijs ‘tekenkunst van de stad Ronse’

04 selection for the exhibition for the “prijs tekenkunst van de stad Ronse”

04 selection for the exhibition for the “provinciale prijs 

    van Vlaams Brabant 2003”

03 selection for the exhibition for the “provinciale prijs 

    van Vlaams Brabant 2002”

01 international working fee from the flemish community