Ann Veronica Janssens, Pieter Vermeersch, Lili Dujourie

Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set

2021

Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on certificate

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This edition is published by artlead, in collaboration with Klara Pompidou

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about this work

Pompidou is a radio programme on the national Belgian radio Klara. First aired in 2013, it shares artlead’s goal of bringing art closer to people. Since 2020, Klara and artlead have been working together to take this endeavour one step further. Together with artlead, Pompidou presents art to its listeners in the form of affordable, limited edition artworks made by some of Belgium’s most prolific artists.

Each year, Klara Pompidou and artlead jointly publish three editions which will be offered as a set, each published on 50 signed and numbered copies. This second edition set brings together limited edition artworks by Ann Veronica Janssens, Pieter Vermeersch, and Lili Dujourie.

This edition set includes the following works:

Pieter Vermeersch
Untitled, 2021
Silkscreen on Lamdaprint,
mounted on Interstar Betonplex
40x 60 cm

Pieter Vermeersch is a painter, but his artistic practice takes him beyond the traditional boundaries of canvas. He explores the parameters of painting, and works on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, marble, photographs, and existing architecture. Time, space and colour are the three building blocks of Vermeersch’s oeuvre. These concepts also lie at the foundation of this edition: a photographic close-up of a marble slab is largely covered by a silkscreen print. In the artist’s eyes, marble has a cosmic dimension; the stone is the result of crystalized time, millions of years old and formed by coincidental events that we will never know. This enormous and ungraspable temporal dimension fascinates Vermeersch. By reproducing an almost invisible detail from a slab of marble and silkscreening on it, he actives the temporal dimension that the material holds within. He literally adds a new layer: that of the present.

 

Lili Dujourie
L’ecume, 1976 / 2021
Inkjetprint on Hahnemülhe Fine Art Pearl Paper, in an artist frame
21,7 x 40,7 cm (frame size)

Lili Dujourie’s photograph L’Ecume depicts a dark, swelling sea and a big wave crashing ashore. The original photograph on which this edition is based dates back from 1976 and is linked to a famous series Dujourie made of the Noordzee in the late seventies. From her appartment on the sea dyke in Oostende, she photographed the coming and going of the waves, the endless immensity and capriciousness of the sea. L’Ecume is presented in an artist frame.

 

Ann Veronica Janssens
Untitled, for Klara, 2021
Laminated glass panel
45 x 45 x 1 cm

Ann Veronica Janssens develops an experimental body of work – both visual and sensory – intended to destabilize our perception of space. Light is not instrumental to her practice, but is an actual subject. Through in situ installations and the use of simple or intangible materials, such as light, sound or artificial fog, and transparent elements such as glass, and reflecting elements such as mirrors, she confronts the viewer with a fleeting experience that crosses the threshold of a clear and controlled vision. This edition in laminated glass touches at the very core of Janssens’ practice and is a small prototype of a new series she is working on.

 

 

 

 

 

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about Ann Veronica Janssens

Since the mid-1980s, Ann Veronica Janssens is developing an experimental body of work – both visual and sensory – intended to destabilize our perception of space and make light no longer an instrument but an actual subject. Through in situ installations and the use of simple or intangible materials, such as light, sound or artificial fog, and transparent elements such as glass and reflecting elements such as mirrors, the viewer is confronted with the perception of the elusive and a fleeting experience that crosses the threshold of a clear and controlled vision.

Janssens’s works are not attached to any form of monumentality; on the contrary, the means and forms are minimal, at the service of a poetic oeuvre, playing on the boundary between the visible and the invisible.

 

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about Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch is a painter, but his artistic practice takes him beyond the traditional boundaries of the canvas. He questions and explores the parameters of painting and works on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, marble, photographs, and existing architecture. Time, space and colour are the three building blocks of Vermeersch’s oeuvre. These concepts lie at the foundation of his gradual murals and architectural interventions.

The architectural context of the exhibition space determines Vermeersch’s selection of works and scenography for each new project. When he decided to venture beyond the borders of the canvas, he soon ran up against a new border, namely that of architecture. This architectural context became like a canvas to him and is the surface on which he paints his murals. These murals consist of gradual transitions of colour. Nothing betrays the labour intensive and rational process required to create them. Brick or cellular concrete walls form the backbone of the exhibition. The rudimentary character of these walls contrasts with the almost perfect execution of the murals and other works in the exhibition.

(courtesy of Museum M)

 

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about Lili Dujourie

At the end of the 1960s, Lili Dujourie manifested herself as an artist through her first sculptures at a time when women were still a rarity in a men’s world. In the 1970s, Dujourie’s practice shifted into photography and video, wherein her naked body performs various sensual poses. In this way, she also raised gender- and identity-related issues, which were prevalent at that time.

Since the 1980s she has also created several sculptural installations, often made of drapery, satin, smoothed plaster folds, mirrors, gold leaf frames, torn fragments of photos, etc. Dujourie creates these sculptural forms for the passing of time, where the presence disappears into absence and whereby the contrast of hiding and showing originates out of her search for balance.

 

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Other works by Ann Veronica Janssens

Ann Veronica Janssens - Five lines of pink in the air, randomly - 2020

Ann Veronica Janssens

Five lines of pink in the air, randomly

600

Other works by Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch - Untitled, Spring - 2021

Pieter Vermeersch

Untitled, Spring

3000
Pieter Vermeersch - Untitled - 2019

Pieter Vermeersch

Untitled

380

Other works by Lili Dujourie

Lili Dujourie - Untitled  - 1977 / 2015

Lili Dujourie

Untitled

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