At the Filip Kesteloot Sculpture Gallery, you are treated to the aquatic bronzes of Pieter Vanden Daele (Belgium, 1971) along with the slate and glass creations of mosaicist Sylvie Guyomard. Opening this Thursday, the artists will be on hand to talk about their art in the relaxed setting of this bijou gallery, located in the Sablon/Zavel neighbourhood.
Pieter Vanden Daele’s fishes are wonderfully crafted sculptures of bronze, capturing the elegant and fluid agility of the aquatic creatures they are modelled on while exhibiting a robust and unpolished edge. Submersible and decorated with multicoloured patina, they exude the magical aura of being at an aquarium but without the screaming children.
Less literal but equally evocative, the natural theme carries on with the slate mosaics of Sylvie Guyomard. Wall mounted textural pieces of interlaced slices and shards of slate and glass work together to create gliding visuals. Subtly, the silvers and greys of the slate glint and play with the light.
A wonderful chance to see fine art and sculpture while also tasting Terre de Trente, a wine produced on the vineyards of the gallery’s owner, Filip Kesteloot, in Sicily. Good people, great art and glorious vino is a recipe for a great vernissage; we’ll see you there!
Thursday 25th November 2010, 7pm-10pm
Exhibition runs until 9th January 2011