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Ben Sledsens
 

Ben Sledsens (Hardback)

By Van Godtsenhoven, Karen
By Sellink, Manfred

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-An insight into the artistic world of Belgian artist Ben Sledsens -Published to accompany an exhibition at the Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, from 6 September until 20 October 2018 The young Belgian artist Ben Sledsens (b. 1991) is only just starting his artistic career, yet he... has already been embraced by the art world. In his large canvases he translates the classical genres of painting - the portrait, the still life, the interior, the landscape - into the visual language of his own rich universe. He cuts up everyday life and manipulates his experiences. The results appear to be snapshots of the ordinary, which nevertheless always feel special and poetic. The influence of great masters such as Matisse, Rousseau and Bruegel is never far away in his small utopias. Inspired by nature, Sledsens' works are created organically. No rigid lines or preconceived diagrams, but a naturally flowing reflection of his thoughts at a given moment. It is the very simplicity of his subjects that makes the images so open to interpretation. The viewer completes a narrative that has the potential to run in all directions. Sledsens' canvases, which are literally large enough to step inside, invite you to disappear into your thoughts. Sledsens' works are always subtly interconnected, for example through recurring objects. The ending of one work sows the seed for the next. In this way, it is as though his nascent oeuvre forms one great story. Text in English and Dutch. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, from 6 September until 20 October 2018.
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ISBN 9789492677655
Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
Publisher Uitgeverij Kannibaal
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9789492677655
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Uitgeverij Kannibaal
Imprint Uitgeverij Kannibaal
Released 15 Oct 2018
Publication Country Belgium Belgium
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Van Godtsenhoven, Karen
By Sellink, Manfred
Category Individual Artists
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 247mm
Height: 290mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade

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