Concurrently with the opening of the solo exhibition of Ann Hirsch, KRIEG launches the limited editions realised by two Belgian artists: Peter Morrens and Bart Stolle. This new initiative has been conceived to support KRIEG’s artistic programme; all profits will be dedicated to the production of new work by artists exhibiting at KRIEG. Following the launch, the editions will be available to acquire online and on appointment at KRIEG.
Based on his Point Blank Press series, Belgian artist Peter Morrens (b. 1965, Lier) produced a new multiple Nazicht. This painted object can be a scale model for a larger sculpture and possibly, a small blow to your face, a silly insult, a friendly request, or a recalcitrant remark. However, partly due to its fragile form, it remains a balancing act.
Point Blank Press is a Direct Language Agency with the maker as a sole employee, an auditory flycatcher. The result is a series of drawings on school notebook paper, depicting captured text fragments – persistent, rough, and undisciplined. The title Point Blank indicates that neither a skill nor a goal is required; it is a pure, inevitable collision. The language saved from the genuine contingency.
In recent years, Belgian artist Bart Stolle (b. 1974, Eeklo) developed an intense daily drawing practice, which recently resulted in a monographic publication. Especially for KRIEG, the artist created seven unique versions of this publication; each copy contains a new, unique drawing.
The small, meticulous works on paper hint at a strong fascination with computer language and at the same time show clear affinities with 20th-century modernist art movements, such as suprematism or De Stijl.
Under the title low fixed media show, Bart Stolle works on a coherent oeuvre that, in addition to drawings and paintings, translates into sound, sculptures, and animation films. This Fall he participates in the Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk.
With the kind support of Kristof Declercq gallery, Ghent and Zeno-X, Antwerp.