Koenraad Dedobbeleer

27 Apr - 23 Jun 2013

Exhibition view
You Export Reality to Where It Is You Get Your Money From
curator: Lorenzo Benedetti
27 April - 23 June 2013

Koenraad Dedobbeleer (b. 1975, Brussels) presents his first Dutch solo show, with new work at De Vleeshal.

A large framework of steel tubes supports the exhibition. Its design is based on a drawing by Sol LeWitt. Within this framework various works are exhibited.

Dedobbeleer’s sculptures typically have a surreal twist. This Belgian artist’s work deepens our insight into the multiple layers of objects and their external properties. What makes something a sculpture? A material object can be seen as a sculpture in its own right and, simultaneously, as the basis for another sculpture.

An artist liberates everyday objects from their usual functions, changing their significance by placing them in new contexts. Koenraad Dedobbeleer misleads his viewers; the individual elements of the objects he creates look familiar, but the object as a whole is often disturbing. The artist transforms functional objects through the location-dependent placement and use of photographs, projections, film and writing. Objects become elements of a larger whole, fusing into a diverse range of spaces whose elements influence each other on various levels.

Tags: Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Sol LeWitt