Arpaïs Du Bois
Inconfortablement au salon
Gallery FIFTY ONE
Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 1st 2018 from 2 – 6 pm, in the presence of the artist
Gallery FIFTY ONE is proud to welcome Arpaïs Du Bois (Belgium, °1973) for her new solo exhibition ‘Inconfortablement au salon’. Following up on her latest solo show ‘Trébucheurs-Piétineurs’ at De Garage in Mechelen and the publication of Si Non Là, this exhibition of her recent work (2018) is the third part of what could be considered a trilogy. In the gallery space, the public is presented with a series of drawings and paintings on paper, placed in an intimate, living room-like atmosphere. The art works that normally stay in the background of a living room for decorative purposes, now grab attention and disturb the peaceful setting, inviting us to rethink the human condition.
Arpaïs Du Bois
Arpaïs Du Bois approaches man’s being-in-the-world in a very personal and intimate way. Her drawings and texts are at the same time sharp and ambiguous; playful and poetic observations of the world that surrounds her. Out of an intense involvement, she reflects on societal issues, big and small, and the often unnoticed moments and events that shape our lives. Amidst the abundance of impressions that come to us every day, Du Bois’s drawings create a moment of stillness and reflection. They are often syntheses of images, expressing as much as possible with a minimum of resources. They offer the viewer a resting point, a way to frame the chaotic reality.
The content of Du Bois’s exhibitions is generally provided in the form of pages torn from her drawing books arranged in novel constellations, combined with mid-scale and large-scale drawings and paintings on paper.
Born in Ghent, Belgium in 1973
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium
Visit artist website here