Tatjana Pieters

Belgium

For our first participation in COLLECTIBLE we are pleased to present a selection of 5 Belgian artists, designers & architects from our current exhibition at the gallery. ‘The Thinking Hand’, curated by Marie Mees & Tatjana Pieters in the framework of Design Fest in Ghent, explores the notion of craftsmanship in a movement towards a more nature-oriented way of living and producing.

The slowness and precision of the weaving, the action of the hands, the durability and beauty of the material are guiding principles in the work of designer duo Mees & Biasino. Adopting different means, Unfold questions the very function of designers in a world where design and manufacturing are more and more digitised. They mix pre-industrial craft economy with high tech industrial production methods. Contrasting with the digitalise aspect of the Unfold ceramics, the work of Anne Marie Laureys Ceramics is fully handmade and results from a very slow process. The organic shapes of Anne Marie Laureys’ ceramics are modeled by the rotational movements of the potter’s wheel and manipulation of the hand. Wim Goes develops projects where the human presence is at the heart of the architectural work. In his carefully planned concepts, art and craft are interweaved, combining sustainable materials and refined designs.Having always created the medium of her work, using handwoven flax or repurposing discarded materials, Ria Bosman’s practice blurs the distinction between arts and crafts. Her works assume the meditative aspect of handwork in which colours, shapes and material play a significant part. weaves impressions of landscapes into small objects and canvases. Inspired by nature and countryside, he works with residual and sustainable materials, ranging from wood and fabric to rubber and resin. In the work of Clara Spilliaert, the symbolic imagery found in various cultures functions as the starting point to a larger consideration about gender, nationality, and human relationship to nature. Through her ceramic art, she gives poetic, whimsical and critical answers to the symbols that shape individual and collective identities. Or this much shorter text: For our first participation in COLLECTIBLE we are pleased to present a selection of 5 Belgian artists, designers & architects from our current exhibition at the gallery. ‘The Thinking Hand’, curated by Marie Mees & Tatjana Pieters in the framework of Design Fest in Ghent, explores the notion of craftsmanship in a movement towards a more nature-oriented way of living and producing. With: Ria Bosman, Wim Goes, Anne Marie Laureys Ceramics, Mees & Biasino, Clara Spilliaert, Unfold, Bram Van Breda.

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