Contemporary art and artists, jewellery
Art on Paper, the international drawing fair in Brussels, will be held from 5 to 8 October 2023 in an exceptional setting: the Tour & Taxis Gare Maritime.
Art on Paper presents a unique panorama of the quality and diversity of contemporary, modern and Old Master drawing's approaches through the organization of an international fair dedicated to this practice.
The Art on Paper fair offers the different publics, professionals or amateurs, to discover the plurality of drawing and works on paper selected by more than 60 Belgian and international galleries, established or emerging.
Art on Paper will be held as part of the 4th edition of the Brussels Drawing Week (from October 2 to 8) which will host a rich and varied program of activities dedicated to drawing throughout Brussels (More information via drawingweek.brussels).
My paintings depict a world hidden within my mind where imagined interiors, and animals enact a psychological dark comedy. A squiggle of ground meat, a cat’s meow mistaken for a scream, or a comically disillusioned fish being fileted before our eyes, all draw the viewer's attention to the melancholic and at times, brutal tone of the imagery. These subjects suggest existential dread, but that dread is undermined by humor, lively paint handling, and the use of a saturated palette. This self-defeating melodrama points to an ambivalent view of existence, to a need to laugh and cry and scream at once.
From 8-11 September, 47 art galleries around Brussels will be open to the public as part of the Brussels Gallery Weekend. BGW were pioneers in this type of event and this year will be bringing the city alive with contemporary art for the fifteenth year in a row. This very special occasion has a special programme to match, with a unique main venue in the former printing plant of the National Bank of Belgium, the perfect setting for large format sculptures. The Brussels Gallery Weekend has become a must in the calendar of professionals and other art lovers, an invitation to dive into the world of contemporary art creation in the heart of the capital of Europe. Throughout the long weekend, Brussels will be buzzing with exhibitions, performances, and installations. This fifteenth edition of BGW will have a record 47 galleries participating, and also a brand new concept: a central focal point in the prestigious surroundings of the Imprimerie– a former printing plant. And of course we mustn’t forget the traditional “off” programme, the “Generation Brussels” exhibition, different talks, and other surprises...