Gold rush

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Artist Simon Van Parys invites you to experience a new world throughout his work. Explosive engines and locomotives with insectoid properties develop and grow here.

In his 2D work, the artist shows us his filtered view of his sculptures. His designs are a reinterpretation of the photos of those sculptures, albeit cut up. The distance means that dynamics and composition remain, comparable to a piece of music made on the basis of his 3D work: the concept fades, the flow, dynamics, power and extravaganza remain.

The photo montages are cut out, mounted on an aluminum support and painted in a layered play of radical cut-outs.

As a viewer we get an injection of a disrupted present projected in an imaginary future.



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  • MediumPaint, photo, coating on aluminum plate
  • Dimensions50 cm (h) x 100 cm (w)
  • Year2016
  • FramedNo
  • AuthentificationAuthentification certificate signed by the artist
  • Return policyWithin 14 days after delivery
  • Shipping modalitiesWithin 5-10 business days from Brussels (Belgium)
  • PaymentEligible for interest free loan offered by Kunst Aan Zet

Simon Van Parys

Multimedia artist Simon Van Parys (° 1986, based in Ghent, BE) graduated in 2010 with a Master in Fine Arts (MFA) at the LUCA art school in Ghent (BE). In addition to his workshop in Ghent, where his professional practice is located, Van Parys also continues to expand his artistic horizon, with international collaborations from London across Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Hong Kong. Every new environment has a determining influence on his artistic inspiration. His practice is influenced by large cranes, container terminals, automobiles and fighter jets. In short: solid futuristic machines with body. His handmade sculptures – assembled with assemblies, advanced plastics and using the 3-D technology – seem almost like extraterrestrial creatures. His sculptural work is supplemented by various media such as painting, photography and digital drawings, as well as sound, which adds an extra dimension to his artistic creations. His work is a dialogue between the present and the future, whether utopian or dystopian, depending on the viewer’s own perception.

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