6661 - 20170408 - Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery - Brussel - “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”. - 09.03.2017-08.04.2017

 “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”

The exhibition is an encounter of paintings of Loïc Van Zeebroek (°1994) and sculptures of Maxim Frank (°1985). The exhibition title is derived from the probably most quoted phrase of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”. Speaking about (essential) things beyond the limits of our language (poetry, arts, ...) is nonsense. When we get to that insight we may find that the best communication about the essence of life, art or poetry is wordless. Throughout their practice, Maxim Frank and Loïc Van Zeebroek direct their distinct poetic and imaginative sensibility toward observations of, and engagements with, the essence of painting and sculpture.
Loïc Van Zeebroek’s paintings question the construction of the pictorial image, from figuration to abstraction and vice-versa. A gradient sky becomes a place for reflection and contemplation. A coloured painting of a field becomes a Color Field painting. A meticulously painted circle becomes a sun and vice-versa. Painting nature becomes the nature of the painting.
Maxim Frank’s sculptures and installations question the teleology of objects, their initial and intrinsic purpose. Maxim’s sculptures challenge and investigate the customs and conventions that are inherently related to everyday objects. The Ladder is a recurring motif: its linear purity becomes a critical field on which Maxim explores the relations between utility, art, design and taboo.
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