Tim Van Laere

Edward Lipski

17 Mar - 30 Apr 2016

Installation views
17 March - 30 April 2016

Tim Van Laere Gallery is pleased to announce Edward Lipski's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, from March 17 through April 30, that will be focused on sculptures and wall pieces.

The sculptural works are all human categories, fluxing between veneration, deconstruction and embellishment, which have been carved with a syncretic layering that adapts to their current embodiment and identity. The 'Mystical Vandalism' wall pieces, drawn by scratching away material to reveal the colored mirror behind the perspex, take a similar stance; departing from a petroglyph language.They befall more in relation to depth through multiple layers of abstraction. The yellow is reminiscent of sodium light illuminating out cities, the marks are both a language and a representation.

Lipski's recent work is characterized by a newfound visual complexity and he, the "aristocratic barbarian" as Jan Hoet called him, offers us a seductive visual pleasure. His works are in a number of collections, such as S.M.A.K., Ghent; Arts Council, UK; M HKA, Antwerp; Mudam Luxembourg and Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris.


Tags: My Barbarian, Jan Hoet, Edward Lipski