Open Studios: Jasper van Aarle & Maxime Le Bon (FR/NL/EN)
Artists Jasper van Aarle and Maxime Le Bon, residents at WIELS, open the doors of their studios as part of the Brussels Drawing Week.
Continuously without reservation.
Jasper van Aarle
Jasper van Aarle (°1980, the Netherlands) is a Dutch visual artist, living and working in Tilburg.
Although thinking and working typically as a sculptor, for Jasper van Aarle drawing forms an essential aspect of his practice. In the spur of direct, instinctively expressed pencil lines for instance, he explores thinkable characteristics for dynamisms that come into play at the enduring becoming and unfolding of existence. By elaborating personal conceptions concerning the virtual goings of such processes, his art practice functions as a way to grasp the prevailing and more speculative ideas on the principles that constitute natural reality.
Visitors will be able to fold and unfold their own 'Volution Manifold', a fold-out drawing by Jasper van Aarle made for this occasion. The prints will be made available in the WIELS Bookshop as a free hand-out (edition of 100 copies).
Maxime Le Bon
Maxime Le Bon (°1989, Bretagne) lives and works in Belgium.
"In banana boxes, I collect and store a lot of documents in a jumble. Most of them are printed, cut out from newspapers, magazines, old publications, erratas and other fragments of texts. Added to this are drawings that I improvise - some of them torn or stained that I don't want to display or throw away. This collection of heterogeneous items is then being rearranged and slipped into plastic pockets where I store them. Unstable and in constant change, this improbable archive grows with the years. It sedimented layers of experiences and constitutes this heterogeneous deposit from which can emerge all sorts of fragmentary narratives, accidental arrangements that can be reconfigured according to the needs of my practice.
From this deposit, I extract snippets, aspects and ideas that appear relevant at a certain time. I then work in two directions. On the one hand, freehand drawing and rapid line drawing. On the other hand, the slow, patient reproduction of images provided with frames whose scale is modified thanks to a manual enlargement logic."
The new publication of Maxime Le Bon, Unlimited Joy, is available at the WIELS Bookshop. More info about the book launch can be found here.