Exhibitions - Jantje Dewaele
From 04 april till 20 june 2021
Jan Dewilde (º1955) lives in Kuurne (Belgium) and is a former teacher of plastic education.
But because the name Jan Dewilde causes confusion with a famous Belgian singer with the same name, Jan decided to use his mother's surname as a pseudonym: Jantje Dewaele.
His exhibition in the ECC shows his three-dimensional work, his often humorous assemblages of old materials.
“I don't work, I play. I collect old, useless objects from our common past, such as old working materials: pliers, rakes, planes, brushes, a child seat for the bicycle, wooden tops, etc. I sometimes also use beautiful street waste. By simple assembly - usually I only combine three objects - I create figures that balance between humor and melancholy. I like to place them in groups: couples, people and animals, mother and child, families, etc.”.
You can admire an overview of his work in the ECC from the 4th of April till the 20th of June 2021, every Sunday from 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 5 pm.