L' ATELIER van 1 juli tot 31 juli 2017 Arbeidsstraat 108, Aalst Meer info: www.atelier-bloemen.be/
BRASSERIE BEAU RIVAL Kunst aan de muur temidden van heerlijke food and drinks Lange Muntstraat 12 , 9400 Ninove (meer info: www.beaurival.be)
T VONDEL HALLE 22 augustus tot 30 september 2017 J. Possozplein 40, 1500 Halle Meer info: www.vondel.be
PJEZ UNIK Kortenberg 21 september tot 23 oktober 2017
Meer info: www.pjezunik.com
PJEZ UNIK Gent 6 december 2017 tot 16 januari 2018 Meer info: www.pjezunik.com
LOVE & PASSION Tentoonstelling 29 juli tot 7 sep 2017 Galerij Pjez Unik Kloosterstraat 112 2000 Antwerpen (www.pjezunik.com)
GALERIE PJEZ UNIK Verschillende werken permanent in collectie Kloosterstraat 112, 2000 Antwerpen:
Wim Adriaenssens (1968) is an artist/designer based in Belgium. He started his own design-studio in 1991: Groupe AWA. His activities and collaborations are countless: As a fashion-and furniture-designer, he tries to create designs which transcend time and give the environment of people a quiet atmosphere with the right amount of tension. His designs are influenced by Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.
As a painter, Wim is a figurative painter, but knows how to use his materials in an almost abstract way, by looking at , for example, the ‘’gestes ‘’ of Alechinsky, using the possibilities of his arm and body to paint. Wim’s material research brought him in touch with Venetian Terpentine, an almost forgotten product to use with oil paint which he re-values in his work in a complete new way: not only as a medium , but as an independent ingredient .
Because of the use of this specific technique , his paintings are filled with energy and movement. An energy which he canalizes to express different feelings of a (male) body. His use of the canvas is very particular: even though it is an oil-painting, Wim only uses that part of the canvas which is interesting for him to tell his story. The rest is left blank and left with the spots his energetic brush-touch left behind during the process.
The blanks on the canvas show his admiration for Chinese painting. The principle of ’’Wu Wei ‘’(to generate a maximum impact with a minimum of force) becomes very real in his paintings.
Wim has a way of showing us a certain kind of melancholy in his works, without becoming melodramatic. His works are loaded with emotion, and at the same time decorative, because of his balanced and well-thought compositions.
His work has been rewarded with several awards in Belgium throughout the years. Contact: Wim Adriaenssens, Beekstraat 9, 1570 Vollezele (BE) . Mobile: 0032 478 96 10 37 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org