Until 16th February 2019, Artcurial’s Brussels office is hosting Arpaïs Du Bois and Gallery FIFTY ONE for an exhibition entitled ‘SUITE’, highlighting the graphic and poetic work of this promising Belgian artist.
This is the first time that the Belgian office has worked with Arpaïs Du Bois and the Gallery FIFTY ONE on an exhibition dedicated to the artist.
The multi-faceted work of Arpaïs Du Bois (born 1973) has an analytical aspect, countering the congested reality of the world which surrounds us. Her sketch books are compiled in a systematic and compulsive way, consisting of scattered forms and images without any claim to representing reality. Since there is neither truth nor reality, everything is about perception. It is exactly this which she captures on paper, which she transforms with her use of lines and shapes and the play of contrasting colours. There is also a political dimension to her work since what she produces is no more nor less than a commentary, on words which contradict the rationalism of our times; on thoughts which, by their false authority, reaffirm the really human dimension of our lives.
Aude de Vaucresson, Artcurial’s Post-War and Contemporary Art specialist, has been particularly captivated by the artist’s poetic way of observing the world.
Since its creation in 2012, the office has increasingly developed activities beyond auctions. This type of exhibition, in collaboration with a local gallery or other cultural institution, puts the spotlight on a local artist. But the office is not just playing its part in local cultural life; it is also committed to supporting and promoting the work of artists from different backgrounds and with different approaches, enabling them to profit from Artcurial’s impressive reach. The Belgian office had already offered this format to visitors once before when it hosted, last September, the ‘Studion Formes Libres’ (Sophie Gohr) exhibition – showing the artist’s latest jewellery and ceramic creations.
Public exhibition in Brussels:
From 17th January to 16th February 2019
From Monday to Friday 9:00 – 12:00 / 2:00 – 6:00
Open all-day Saturday 9th February from 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 16th February from 10:00 to 6:00
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 5, 1050 Brussels