GALLERY GUY: A member of the well-known Antwerp Six has taken up art-making: Dirk Van Saene has a present of latest work and ceramic sculptures on the Gallery Sofie Van de Velde within the Flemish metropolis, famed for its focus of vogue designers.
The works are mentioned to painting “totally different characters that embody a sure emotion, with a deal with tragic or dramatically charged emotions,” he mentioned.
“As an artist, my work has no performance: it exhibits the human physique, not in a direct context, however fairly because the notions of a human determine. On the identical time, the feelings they depict are equally as vital,” Van Saene mentioned. “My sculptures are neither mannequins, nor statues. They’re characters, dressed by me.”
Van Saene’s present, titled “Hope and Despair,” runs via Feb. 21.
One other Belgian designer typically wrongly counted as a member of the Antwerp Six, Martin Margiela, will make his debut as an artist with an exhibition opening in April at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris, the artwork basis backed by Groupe Galeries Lafayette, scheduled to open in April. It’s to showcase characteristic beforehand unseen sculptures, pictures and installations.
The Antwerp Six consists of Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee, Walter Van Beirendonck and Dirk Bikkembergs — all alumni of town’s Royal Academy of High-quality Arts. They have been thought of vogue’s subsequent radical wave within the late ’80s.
Demeulemeester hung up her scissors in 2013 and in 2019 turned her hand to ceramic dishes and different housewares underneath the Serax label.