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    MERONYMS, JAG, DY & POST

    On April 3, 2020 Brussels-based designer Noro Khachatryan will be presenting an exciting panorama of unique and limited-edition works at our space.

    With his innately curious nature and mathematical mind, designer Noro Khachatryan, founder of studiokhachatryan, is seeking to build bridges between objects and architecture.

    Noro creates sculptural objects and architectural elements in natural and industrial materials (stone, concrete, semi-precious metals and wood) and this purified visual language encourages the viewer to have his own interpretation of the work.

    The exhibition presents a roster of works which are perfect examples of this process. Meronyms, for instance, is a series of objects fueled by a profound interest in the details and structural elements found in classical urban architecture. The black monoliths are erected in Noir de Mazy (Belgian black marble), a material with a clear connection to the historical architectural references.

    Jag, a series of architectural candleholders handcrafted and composed out of solid bronze plates, has been finished with a raw black patina to create an impression of immateriality and to emphasize the silhouette of the objects. If, a set of side tables in solid brass and marble and dy, a sample from series of handcrafted lighting objects, a play on reflection, shapes and light, further enrich the depth and scope of studiokhachatryan’s practice.

    Finally, the designer is unveiling a new project titled post, a pair of side tables sculpted in white onyx. This minimalist object, which can also be used as a pedestal, is composed of two units connected together and can be placed upside down.

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    NORO KHACHATRYAN

    On April 3, 2020 Brussels-based designer Noro Khachatryan will be presenting an exciting panorama of unique and limited-edition works at our space.

    With his innately curious nature and mathematical mind, designer Noro Khachatryan, founder of studiokhachatryan, is seeking to build bridges between objects and architecture.

    Noro creates sculptural objects and architectural elements in natural and industrial materials (stone, concrete, semi-precious metals and wood) and this purified visual language encourages the viewer to have his own interpretation of the work.

    The exhibition presents a roster of works which are perfect examples of this process. Meronyms, for instance, is a series of objects fueled by a profound interest in the details and structural elements found in classical urban architecture. The black monoliths are erected in Noir de Mazy (Belgian black marble), a material with a clear connection to the historical architectural references.

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    The tennis court outside the window of the studio where I live has become a place of projection within which I relate to myself. And as I place myself in the countless parabolas continuously drawn by the players, I wonder if the ying ball could be considered stable or does the intrinsic state of movement create instability to the ying ball and thus also to all situations in movement, including my own?
    Maybe it is a question of repetition – the inherent repetition of movement, here in the shape of a parabola, where I can sense the freedom I always wanted?
    – Artist’s note

    SEMI KIM

    Semi Kim, is a Parisian based artist that blurs the lines between the genres of drawing and painting. She creates architectural landscapes by combining different techniques and mediums. Her signature works are created by drawing, tearing and collaging with pencil, ink and glue. Her works tell the tale of tranquil, simple and yet touching moments in life. Moments that go unnoticed though experienced by each one of us.

    Semi’s formative years began in her home city Seoul, South Korea, where she studied Fine Arts. Later she moved to London to study at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts. Theatre allowed Semi to free herself from the strict Korean traditions, superstitions and studio methodology. Liberated, Semi began to design, direct, work harder and draw more.

    Daily, Semi reserves time to draw and archives her thoughts and ideas for the right moment or piece. Previous works included photocopies of drawings she has used or discarded as part of other works. These older or reused pieces bring life to newer pieces. This process became a blueprint to the architecture of Semi’s thoughts.

    Blue is the predominant colour you will find in the majority of Semi’s works. Often involving several layers, her cool blue often emphasises the power of negative space drawing the viewers attention to her architectural landscapes; playing with our senses of geometry, space and feeling of time and freedom.

    MADOKA RINDAL

    Known for her animistic collection of moody blue faces on white glazed stoneware, Japanese artist, Madoka Rindal, creates objects such as cups, plates, bowls and vases that evoke humour and build on a sense of intimacy and affection with the holder. 

    Currently based in Paris, Madoka was born and raised in Tokyo and she later moved to Paris to complete her studies in applied arts. After a 10 year career as a graphic designer she found in clay a new medium to express herself. 

    Her works are greatly influenced by wandering the streets of Paris and quietly observing people going about their everyday lives. She chose to represent honest utilitarian objects because of their intrinsic sense of beauty. When they serve their purpose and meet our expectations they become our trusty and reliable companions. Over time and with use, they provide a sense of familiarity and comfort and with age they tell a story of affection. 

    Nowadays, we give little notice to the relationship we have with the objects we surround ourselves however, Madoka’s moody ceramics appear animated and enables a certain humanistic interaction.

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  • Sharpness is a bourgeois concept – expo by Tomas Vandecasteele

    November 24, 2016

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  • Recent Works on Paper – expo by Kenneth Jaworski

    September 8, 2016

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  • ace & tate

    Can’t wait for the ace & tate Antwerp store to open? You can already drop by at st. vincents to try the collection! Come and say hi at Kleine Markt 13. See you there!

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  • Hello world!

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  • Sharp looks for 2015

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  • Hot items for the New Year

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