Arpaïs Du Bois
LE MYTHE DE LA PENTE DOUCE
Gallery FIFTY ONE
Opening on Saturday, February 11th 2023 from 2 – 6 pm
In the presence of the artist!
In her new solo exhibition at Gallery FIFTY ONE, Arpaïs Du Bois (°1973, lives and works in Antwerp) further explores the themes that are close to her heart, namely the political, social and ecological challenges of our time. In addition to recent works on paper, the artist shows three-dimensional work for the first time in a long while. All this is brought together in an elaborate scenography that has a profound impact on the exhibition space, which is an important research component in her recent exhibitions.
Read the full press release here (ENG).
Lees de volledige perstekst hier (NL).
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