Opening : Rendez-vous avec A – David Tobón

Galerie Félix Frachon

Opening : Rendez-vous avec A – David Tobón

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The gallery is proud to present a solo show of Colombian artist David Tobón at the 5, rue Saint-Georges

Opening : 03.09.2020 – 6pm to 9pm

R E N D E Z – V O U S A V E C A .

“Rendez-vous avec A.” is a retrospective, reuniting most of my works realised during my Master. The name of the exhibition is echoing one of my drawings made in the serie “Instructions pour trouver un Alicangaro”. This serie introduces a story where the spectator goes looking for an enigmatic and non-existant creature. The story of the exhibition privileges the spectator’s movement, in a physical way – by moving into the space – as well as in the spectator’s mental images through the daily objects, where the signified have been misappropriated with the practice of drawing. The mental image is thus double and composed of traps. These double images can be reversible, ambiguous or crypto-images.

First, the spectator indulges in a certain mental image, in a given signification in the definition of the using of an object. Than, he is surprised by the appearance of new perceptions.

The notion of the trap is also present in the choice of the materials. The using of the graphite is dominant in my works. I misappropriate its first sense. The graphite, which is mostly made to draw, is used to create different objects and mediums. What we draw with becomes what we draw on.

This exhibition is a journey devoid of finality. We discover objects where the sense is infinite. We fall into traps where we do not know the way out. We have a Rendez-vous with A, but we will never know who it is.

With a background in urban architecture – and a Master in Drawing at the ArBAEsA – Colombian David Tobón works around a practice of playful and subversive diversion, translation and displacement of drawing mediums.

The graphite pencil holds a central place in his work, but is mostly used as a constitutive part and a medium of sculptural and voluntarily paradoxal propositions with an unlikely and misappropriated use of their functionality, which are completely and patiently realised with this material.

He uses a traditional apprehension of drawing as a drawed composition on a sheet of paper, while questioning and reinvesting the mediums of the discipline.

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03/09/2020 - 18:00 to
24/10/2020 - 18:00
 

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5, rue saint-georges, Galerie Félix Frachon IXELLES
 

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