Today, his work is represented in numerous collections. He has his own museum in Lecco (Italy). In 2002, he received the Michelangelo Award in recognition of his artistic career; one year later, he represented Uruguay at the Venice Biennale. On the occasion of an exhibition in the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, an extensive monograph was published in which the artist talks about his life and work in detail in an interview.
Pablo Atchugarry – A journey between matter and light
Pablo Atchugarry’s father, also an artist, instilled in him the love for the trade. Not without result: Pablo held his first solo exhibition in Montevideo (Uruguay) when he was only 18. He developed not only as a painter, but also as a celebrated artist with materials such as cement, wood and metal.
Everyone who sends in a photo is accepted into my Extended Family. For this endless series I ignore the basic principles of the portrait.
Instead of depicting the recognisable face of just one person, I present the concept of ‘open identity’. I consider love, dependence and
identity with new eyes via African philosophy, Spinoza, Picasso, Thomas Hirschhorn and many others. (Aäron Willem)
Extended Family is an ode to human complexity, from an artist with a significant background in philosophy.
With text by the curator Hans Martens, the philosopher Valérie De Prycker and the artists Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert and Ben Benaouisse.
27,2 x 20,7 cm
128 pagina’s, hard cover
Japanese floral artist Hiroto Inoue, whose delightful charm and witty nature earned him the nicknamed ‘Funny’ in the floral design universe, excels in creating intricate geometric designs and compositions that often seem to defy gravity. His floral creations pair an incredible sensitivity with impeccable technique and testify of his boundless love of nature as well as his inner gentleness. Hiroto Inoue constructs solid and firm backdrops for his flowers with the thinnest and humblest of materials: slender blades of grasses, orchid roots, slivers of bamboo, strips of wood veneer and especially paper. These fascinating, carefully constructed backgrounds are adorned with few or just one single flower. It results in innovative designs that perfectly balance manmade and natural materials, structure and spontaneity.
33 x 24,5 cm
96 p, hard cover
Bilingual edition: Japanese / English
The ethnographic literature of the 20th century focused mainly on the sculptural traditions of the numerous ethnic groups that populated Southern Nigeria while the more northern areas remained largely terra incognita. In 2013 Jan Strybol published a study on the sculpture of Northern Nigeria. He pointed out that in many parts of this region there are peoples who still had, at least until recently, their own sculptural tradition.
Aan de hand van een inleidende tekst over leven en werk van de kunstenaar en een selectie van 50 representatieve werken, alle op groot formaat en in kleur gereproduceerd en van een kunsthistorische commentaar voorzien, schetst conservator Norbert Hostyn (MSK Oostende) een boeiend en volledig beeld van de denk- en leefwereld van de nu eens bejubelde, dan weer verguisde James Ensor (1860-1949). Het verhaal van een ophefmakende, controversiële artiest die aanvankelijk school maakt, maar later uitgroeit tot een excentriekeling met vooral veel zin voor pose en ‘commerce’.
For the very first time an overview is published featuring the works of Belgium’s finest street art and graffiti artists. Belgian Street Art Today contains a selection of works made by fifty selected artists, such as Roa, Djoels, Dzia, Jaune, Mata One, 2 Dirty, Bué The Warrior, Joachim, Zenith…
Some of these artists are working around the globe and have received international acclaim; a few of them are even represented by prestigious art galleries abroad.
The selection is preceded by a brief history of street art and a never-before-published comprehensive overview of street art projects and street art and graffiti walks in Belgium. Therefore this book is a must-have for art lovers looking for insider tips and unique experiences.
For more than two years, photographer Vincent Willems crisscrossed Belgium in search of the most spectacular interventions and murals, a passion culminating in this stunning book.
26 x 21 cm
240 pages, hardback