From 10-20 November 2016 Bernice exhibits the work of two artists finding their inspiration in architecture.
Jeroen Molenaar was born in 1979, Nunspeet, NL is a Dutch multidisciplinary artist currently living in Zwolle (NL). His multifaceted work is situated on the edge of arts and architecture. A fascination for construction as it is significant in our everyday world, is the basis for his oeuvre. Working with sculptures, paintings and photography, the straight lined and three dimensional architectural element is the link between all these media. His work evokes questions of utility and functionality of public spaces. Jeroen Molenaar was nominated in 2015 for the Strabag Art Award.
Born in Madrid in 1974, Maria Dukers currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. The artist is an architect in daily life and thus accustomed to considering the structure and composition of geometrical creations. In her glass and Plexiglas sculptures she uses layering, giving the viewer a unique perspective from different angles. Her objects refer to "De Stijl", the Dutch artistic movement in the early 20th century. They advocated pure abstraction and universality by a reduction to the essentials of form and colour. They simplified visual compositions to vertical and horizontal, using only black, white and primary colors, both in paiting and architecture. So it’s quite obvious to see the links to the works by Maria Dukers, she’s really been able to master this simplicity and create some beautiful works.
10-20 November 2016 - opening Thursday November 10, 6-9PM Bernice - Nylonfabrik - Lindenstraat 90b - 9100 Sint-Niklaas www.bernice.be