EXPO #1: March 9th 2019 : curated by Laura Noben
EXPO #1 : Laura Noben presents
Laura Noben presents 6 artists. It’s her first exhibition as curator and shows the art work of het sister, Esther Noben, Art Director at Toykyo.
As Laura Noben is working as an international Makeup Artist herself she wants to support other artists in different disciplines by organizing these exhibitions & events.
For each exhibition, Pieter Peerlings, her partner & owner of SculpIT architects, decided to always sell one of her portraits.
Her portraits has been sold for €1550-€3500.
BALLPOINT DRAWER : LAURENT LANKMANS
Brussels – Belgium, 1971
Lives and works in Brussels
Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Bruxelles (Drawing) 1994-1998
DAVID VAN HEEK
Painter, drawer and designer.
In Herentals they call him the ‘Modegoeroe’ & ‘dieje snob van Antwerpe’, Dutch for the ’Fashion Guru & snob of Antwerp’. All kinds of people celebrate his artproduction and non-conformistic work ethic.
His hoodies are one of a kind, literally! His exclusive designs will let you think that you’re wearing a Dries Van Noten.
His paintings sometimes are monumentally grotesk and perverted, or childlike with a universal tenure, but in general he always astounds with demure and intelligent realisations
He’s always busy expanding his conscienceness with new or old insights following the example of the mythical painter Apelles. As an eternal student and admirer of the accomplishments of the ancient cultures he studies artists from all times and places of the world to harbor the finesses and meanings of their style. History, and great themes like birth, death, and the origin of man come together in his many masterpieces. A new explanation of the god-issue that will shake the secular world on its foundations and a complete assimilation with the new age of wich man stands only at the dawn, are but two of the many means van Heek uses to reach his final goal of artistic worlddomination through worldwide spiritual liberation.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: ESTHER JL NOBEN
‘Fields of Data’ is a repetition of energy, a chain of feels, transforming lines that travel by.
Esther JL Noben is art director at TOYKYO, a graphic design studio based in Ghent, BE. Graduated in Architecture, her graphic game is inspired by the geometry of the concrete jungle and exists most of the time by playing with repetition, alignment & distortion. With the computer as a tool she likes to use digital errors as an aesthetic tension in her mostly black and white visuals.
FURNITURE DESIGNER : ANNA MOUKANDA
Painter, drawer and designer, based in Antwerp.
” A white friend told me one day, you just paint black people ”
” A black friend told me another day, you just paint white people “
I painted skulls, happier and more open minded than the human beings we are… Anne MM
‘The first time I saw a lacquer piece, I had a crush on this medium. Its mystery, its elegance and its preciousness fascinated me.’ Anne Moukanda explains.
Practice the technique of lacquer is almost a way of life, it requires us to be patient, follow the steps and work with delicacy.
Anne’s work is definitely turned towards to modernity though she draw much of her inspiration from the past.
In a part of her artistic achievements, she often represents the human by what is most basic and common to all, the skeleton.
Through this choice, she wanted to erase differences related to the flesh and remind that we are all the same.
PAINTER : STEVEN DE WILDE
Painter of Renée’s Journey & former Fashion Designer, based in Antwerp
Steven’s love for drawing and painting began at an early age.
After a 20 YR career in fashion Steven was looking for a way in which his inspiration, imagination and creativity could be expressed. But with one requirement: the project had to be linked to a charity/sponsorship.
So is the idea to create a woman with a story, a kind of patron with a mission. Someone with a great personality, elegant but especially sophisticated.
Interesting details in Steven’s paintings: Renée’s hair color and the defined painting of her environment, the fantastic world she travels in.
”Renée’s journey” at the end of 2015 was launched in Belgium and was sold out in no time.
Steven dedicates 20% of the total revenue to a talented young Designer.