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Leen Voet
updated: 09/24/2013
website: leenvoet.wordpress.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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FELIX
FELIX
BK 424, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 2210, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6268, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6271 b, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6297, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6323, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6376, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6389 a, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6410, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6461 a, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6490, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6676, from Felix series of 774 drawings
BK 6696, from Felix series of 774 drawings
 
Portfolio Keywords:  repetition, books, process, historical, mimetic, documentary, conceptual, humor, identity, memory
 
 
FELIX  by Leen Voet
FELIX
book with 774 drawings, 775 pages , b/w offset on Munken Lynx, edition of 500 copies, ISBN 9789491477003
2012
11.69 " x  8.27 "  x 1.77 " 
FELIX by Leen Voet
FELIX
book with 774 drawings, 775 pages , b/w offset on Munken Lynx, edition of 500 copies, ISBN 9789491477003
2012
11.69 " x  8.27 "  x 1.77 " 
BK 424, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 424, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 2210, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 2210, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6268, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6268, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6271 b, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6271 b, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6297, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6297, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6323, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6323, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6376, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6376, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6389 a, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6389 a, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6410, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6410, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6461 a, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6461 a, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6490, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6490, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6676, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6676, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69 " x  8.27 " 
BK 6696, from Felix series of 774 drawings by Leen Voet
BK 6696, from Felix series of 774 drawings
pencil on paper
2009 - 2012
11.69" x  8.27" 

Artist Statement
FELIX: Series of 774 drawings, pencil on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm + book

 

I realized 774 drawings based on the oeuvre of the painter Felix De Boeck (1898-1995). The complete series, originally drawn with pencil on A4 paper, is reproduced in the book called Felix.
What happened out there in Drogenbos (Belgium), the spot where Felix De Boeck’s museum is built, in a corner of De Boeck’s own yard? How did this artist – who lived according to a long-outdated formula of artistic calling – build his own myth? Felix De Boeck, whose oeuvre initially functioned within a certain intellectual discourse, but who withdrew from the art scene to live a rural life, became (defeated by life but assisted by God) stranded in pathos and dilettantism.
My request to the FeliXart Museum for the full list of works that were originally donated by the artist, led to the an image bank containing 774 pieces. In the works of this pioneer of modernism, who later evolved towards a tormented symbolism, the same motifs are being repeated over and over. Felix De Boeck made multiple copies of his own paintings. Felix De Boeck constructed his compositions in full accordance with the geometric laws of the circle.
The time consuming operation of copying this body of works, with pencil on a standard A4 drawing paper, does not aim to reassess his oeuvre. Physical properties such as size are denied in the drawings; the formats of the pictures are levelled to become uniform; paint is translated into pencil lines; stripes obsessively fill the paper. Each image I found on the image bank is only drawn once.

FELIX book
Leen Voet
2012

edition of 500 copies
drawings by Leen Voet
published by Grotto & Grafische Cel
designed by Michael Bussaer & Inge Ketelers
supported by research Fund Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent
775 pages
21 x 29,7 cm
b/w offset on Munken Lynx
© 2012 Leen Voet
ISBN 9789491477003

Artist Bio / CV
EXHIBITIONS  

2013 SINT-RITA, solo, Netwerk, Aalst, B

2012 Benoit Plateus and Leen Voet, Le salon (initiated by Devrim Bayar and developed in close collaboration with Virginie Devillez, Martin Laborde and Valerie Verhack). Brussels

2012 YEAR, Komplot, Brussels

2012 FELIX, solo, Dépendance, Brussels

2012 OUI OUI !!, with Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, Patrice Gaillard & Claude, Benoit Plateus, Leen Voet, selection by Jean-Paul Jacquet, Campo Campo, Antwerp

2012 CELLULOID BRUSHES, An anthology of the filmic perception of the artist from 1267 till today with film posters by artists, Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

2011 II, selection Voorkamer, Brasseurs, Liège  

2010 ZWEIERLEI, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel

2010 FELIX, solo, Felix Art Museum, Drogenbos, Brussels  

2009 ISOMOPOLIS, Etablissement D’en face, Brussels

2008 LOSING CONTROL, De garage, Mechelen, with John Gillis & Aline Bouvy, Ann Veronica Janssens, Michael Van den Abeele, Leen Voet  

2007 NIEUWE COLLECTIE, Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen & Baron Caroly, Lier organisation Voorkamer   2007 SECONDroom, WEEK46, Brussel

2007 MONSIEUR JEAN-PAUL RECEVRA, L’Observatoire-Maison Grégoire, Brussel  

2007 INSTALLATION HENRY, Solo, Aliceday, Brussels  

2006 JARDIN GREGOIRE,  Solo, L’OBSERVATOIRE-MAISON GRÉGOIRE,  Brussels  

2006 PHANTASMAGORIA & FOSFOROSCOOP,  Solo,
Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels  

2005 Solo, NYLO-Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2004 ETNO-EUROPE solo in situ project in the Ethnographic Museum of Antwerp, organisation NICC, Antwerp

2003 PRIZE YOUNG BELGIAN PAINTING Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (Nominé Prix Langui)  

2003 BEELD IN PARK, Brussels artistic direction Voorkamer  

2003 DIALOGICA, with Carlo Mistiaen, Els Vanden Meersch ... Ghent

2002 DUO-SHOW, Ives Maes & Leen Voet, Strombeek-Bever

2002 VILLA ARSON, three solo projects Leen Voet / Jordi Colomer / Willem De Rijke & Jeroen De Rooij Nice, France

2002 JAMES VAN DAMME GALLERY group-show with Koen Van Den Broecke and Wim Catrysse Brussels