Thomas Houseago at Xavier Hufkens

We can only imagine Thomas Houseago’s 20,0000 ft. studio in Los Angeles – filled with monumental sculptures of amorphous or zombie-like figures on the brink of coming to life – exists in a monstrous fairy tale of some sorts. Houseago himself has described sculpture as a “a dramatization of the space between your eye and the world, between what you see and feel, and memory,” one for which he employs basic materials such as clay, plaster and bronze, steel rods, concrete and hessian. His fearless work takes from traditional and mythological figures, with links to Cubism and the influences of Thomas Schüte and our very own Luc Tuymans. To witness the imposing works of Houseago, visit his solo show at Brussels’ Xavier Hufkens that runs until 19th December.

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Thomas Houseago. Egg, 2015. © Fredrik Nilsen, Los Angeles.

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© Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam.

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© Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam.

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© Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam.

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© HV-studio, Brussels.

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© HV-studio, Brussels.

Thomas Houseago: Before the Room
Xavier Hufkens
Rue Saint-Georges 6, 1050 Ixelles
xavierhufkens.com
All Images courtesy of Xavier Hufkens