Beneath the Surface
Ileana Moro & Benoit Viaene
Paintings, Furniture & Lighting
|1st Floor gallery|
|6th March — 10th April|
Beneath the Surface
The exhibition features a series of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by multidisciplinary artist Ileana Moro and unique furniture and lighting objects created by renowned architect, Benoit Viaene.
For their first joint exhibition, they present the viewer with both the “obvious”, the immediate, and the “hidden”, what lays beneath.
The exhibition’s title, “Beneath the surface”, is the common thread running through Ileana’s introspective works and Benoit’s unique approach to matter. Their works are collaborative in the way they correlate, speak and influence each other yet, remain individualistic and romantic pieces of their creators.
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Name: Ileana Moro
Year of birth: 1991
Place of birth: Costa Rica
Ileana Moro is a multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Ghent, Belgium. Formally trained in architecture, she soon found art to be a cathartic way to explore and communicate creatively the emotions buried within her.
Deeply personal and emotional, Ileana’s introspection, defines her entire body of work. Observing and absorbing her surroundings she sculpts, paints, and writes as a means to interpret her emotions and unconscious.
Often using a dark color palette, her works are tense yet romantic, inviting the viewer to engage and find light through the darkness.
Name: Benoit Viaene
Year of birth: 1971
Place of birth: Belgium
Benoit Viaene is a renowned architect revered internationally for his warm, restrained interiors and solid understanding and respect for traditional techniques and materials.
Benoit has a hands-on approach, spending time on-site or in his atelier, researching, manipulating and testing different materials.
Years of research and experience have ultimately led him to create some of the most coveted pieces of furniture for his clients. Understated yet captivating, the architect elevates humble materials by reworking surfaces to reveal the subtle beauty hidden beneath, creating intriguing and touchable pieces.