Nassau 42 Fine Arts Antwerp
5 November - 3 January 2021
'Bold & Refined' - wall reliefs and graphic works
At this duo show visual artist Charlotte Burgmans and artist/designer Elke Kunneman will show their new works. Both have a very different way of working, resulting in completely different artworks. They have one thing in common, both look for the limits. Light and contrast plays a big role.
Elke designs her works graphically, after she has made pastel sketches and studies. Her works have an impressive presence. The use of color, the shapes and the execution give a harmonious and powerful impression.
Charlotte's wall reliefs are made with hundreds of wafer-thin handmade clay tiles, incorporated in a geometric pattern. Light and space play a major role. The works continue to intrigue and look different every moment of the day. Charlotte will show here several large works 90-90 cm and up.
Circle of Life:
Inspired by Prof. Dr. Ir. Wim van Criekinge, Professor in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics at Ghent University within the faculty of Bioscience Engineering. I created a wall relief inspired by a Circo of a Human Genome. The human genome is comprised of 22 pairs of chromosomes 1-22 and the pair of sex chromosomes X,Y.
The Circos Plot of 3 genomes; father, mother , child. The golden tiles/strips represent genes or important traits. From inside out: the first circle represents the mother, the child is the second circle and the father the third. If there is a colored line in all 3, the child has inherited the specific trait from both father and mother. If the first and second circle is in colour, the child has inherited the trait from the mother. In case the second and the third circle is in colour the child has inherited the trait from the father. The tiles / stripes in the fourth circle represent the 22 chromosomes, the X and Y.
Circle of Life (part of a triptych) a Circo of a Human Genome. 50-50-6 cm. Mixed Media: handmade clay tiles, 23.75 cr. gold-plate, acrylic, museum quality plexiglass