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PXL - MAD School of Arts. BA Degree Show 2019

Exhibition  /  SchoolsDegreeShow2019   EmergingValues  /  27 Jun 2019  -  07 Jul 2019
Published: 21.06.2019
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Intro
PXL-MAD School of Arts presents the graduating work of their BA students:  #NEXITMAD.

Artist list

Cille Boesmans, Yann Ceuleers, Beste Duzgun, Jolien Hulsmans, Katho Nulens, Larrissa Rijkers, Loranne Theunissen, Centaine Wekking
The students Object & Jewellery present the outcomes of their Bachelor projects together with those of the Fine Arts and Graphic Design. The exhibition is open to the public all Summer long at our own campus building during office hours.
For a preview, do check the Instagram page NEXITMAD.

Guiding teachers:
Audi Pauwels, Tine De Ruysser, Wim De Buck, Gésine Hackenberg, Anneleen Swillen.
 

Opening

26th of June, Wednesday, 8 pm - 11 pm.
Cille Boesmans. Brooch: Hidden Figures, 2019. Fluorescent plexiglass, steel.. 1 x 4 x 8 cm. Photo by: Cille Boesmans. From series: Hidden Figures.  
. The Hidden figures jewellery series is inspired by the characteristics of the animal world.
. In order to survive, some animals use the art of disappearance, others use bright colors to scare off. The pieces from this series disappear on a black subsurface, and, as some animals do, can blend into their environment. When looked at from a certain angle, while the light illuminates the piece, its true colors appear.. Cille Boesmans
Brooch: Hidden Figures, 2019
Fluorescent plexiglass, steel.
1 x 4 x 8 cm
Photo by: Cille Boesmans
From series: Hidden Figures
 
The Hidden figures jewellery series is inspired by the characteristics of the animal world.
In order to survive, some animals use the art of disappearance, others use bright colors to scare off. The pieces from this series disappear on a black subsurface, and, as some animals do, can blend into their environment. When looked at from a certain angle, while the light illuminates the piece, its true colors appear.

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Yann Ceuleers. Neckpiece: Das (tie) 01, 2019. Nylon, steel, safire, brass en aluminium.. 10 x 4 x 0.8 cm + 36 cm. From series: The disadvantage of Certainty. 
. My work aims to emphasize the doubt in our expectations through observing and wearing my pieces. A questionable attitude is interesting to analyse certain things. One will ask whether he/she can, will or how to wear the jewel.
. Trying on these pieces, especially those who seem the most harmless, could have the most drastic consequences/surprises.. Yann Ceuleers
Neckpiece: Das (tie) 01, 2019
Nylon, steel, safire, brass en aluminium.
10 x 4 x 0.8 cm + 36 cm
From series: The disadvantage of Certainty

My work aims to emphasize the doubt in our expectations through observing and wearing my pieces. A questionable attitude is interesting to analyse certain things. One will ask whether he/she can, will or how to wear the jewel.
Trying on these pieces, especially those who seem the most harmless, could have the most drastic consequences/surprises.

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Beste Duzgun. Bracelet: Box joint, 2019. Brass. 7.5 x 7.4 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Aleyna Demir. In my work I experiment with creating connections that are important for the jewellery’s function as well as its appearance. I am mainly inspired by wood joints and translated them into metal because of the different characteristics and techniques of these materials. Metal can be bent, forged and heated. The joints are essential to these pieces. They encourage to focus on the details, as if it is a precious diamond.. Beste Duzgun
Bracelet: Box joint, 2019
Brass
7.5 x 7.4 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Aleyna Demir
In my work I experiment with creating connections that are important for the jewellery’s function as well as its appearance. I am mainly inspired by wood joints and translated them into metal because of the different characteristics and techniques of these materials. Metal can be bent, forged and heated. The joints are essential to these pieces. They encourage to focus on the details, as if it is a precious diamond.

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Jolien Hulsmans. Object: Freedom: boundless restrictions, 2019. Iron, foam, concrete.
. Iron, foam, acrylic paint.. 30 x 30 x 40 cm, 15 x 15 x 30 cm. Photo by: Jolien Hulsmans. From series: Freedom: boundless restrictions. 
. The most utopian meaning of freedom is one where anything is possible and allowed. In my search for artistic freedom, I always clashed on limitations, restrictions, rules. Without these, freedom wouldn’t even exist. In my project I try to break out of my own limitations, step by step, putting myself out of my comfort zone by pushing boundaries. A contradiction arises, are my pieces stuck in their armour or are they breaking out of it?. Jolien Hulsmans
Object: Freedom: boundless restrictions, 2019
Iron, foam, concrete.
Iron, foam, acrylic paint.
30 x 30 x 40 cm, 15 x 15 x 30 cm
Photo by: Jolien Hulsmans
From series: Freedom: boundless restrictions

The most utopian meaning of freedom is one where anything is possible and allowed. In my search for artistic freedom, I always clashed on limitations, restrictions, rules. Without these, freedom wouldn’t even exist. In my project I try to break out of my own limitations, step by step, putting myself out of my comfort zone by pushing boundaries. A contradiction arises, are my pieces stuck in their armour or are they breaking out of it?

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Katho Nulens. Piece: Breathing surface #1, 2019. Polyester. 16 x 14 x 5 cm. Photo by: Lieze Vogels. From series: Underneath the Surface. 
. Look up. Everything becomes blurred and colors fade. It seems as if you are looking at a different world. Underneath the water’s surface, that's where my diving experiences found their wearable translation.. Katho Nulens
Piece: Breathing surface #1, 2019
Polyester
16 x 14 x 5 cm
Photo by: Lieze Vogels
From series: Underneath the Surface

Look up. Everything becomes blurred and colors fade. It seems as if you are looking at a different world. Underneath the water’s surface, that's where my diving experiences found their wearable translation.

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Larissa Rijkers. Piece: Touch, 2019. White blouse, metal ring, golden thread.. 
. My work is about intimacy. An earring that tickles your neck, a bracelet that glides around your arm, … These are intimate touches that we experience every day and no longer think about. I want to make people aware of these intimate touches. In my work, the viewer is triggered to touch the wearer.. Larissa Rijkers
Piece: Touch, 2019
White blouse, metal ring, golden thread.

My work is about intimacy. An earring that tickles your neck, a bracelet that glides around your arm, … These are intimate touches that we experience every day and no longer think about. I want to make people aware of these intimate touches. In my work, the viewer is triggered to touch the wearer.

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Loranne Theunissen. Piece: Eye for Cherish, 2019. Plastic. 40 x 30 x 45 cm. Photo by: Tresor Simpunga. 
. ‘Separation-anxiety’ after loss was the starting point for my project. Within the context of this theme, I looked for the turning point at which cherishing becomes suffocative. After the loss of a beloved one, people can get a fear of being alone and separated from their parents or other beloved persons. This fear projects in a controlling desire to make sure that your beloved ones are save and well. This controlling desire can turn into an obsession and can create an uncomfortable feeling for everyone involved. . Loranne Theunissen
Piece: Eye for Cherish, 2019
Plastic
40 x 30 x 45 cm
Photo by: Tresor Simpunga

‘Separation-anxiety’ after loss was the starting point for my project. Within the context of this theme, I looked for the turning point at which cherishing becomes suffocative. After the loss of a beloved one, people can get a fear of being alone and separated from their parents or other beloved persons. This fear projects in a controlling desire to make sure that your beloved ones are save and well. This controlling desire can turn into an obsession and can create an uncomfortable feeling for everyone involved.

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Centaine Wekking. Necklace: Wearable Shelter 2, 2019. Ytong stone, leather.. 15 x 10 x 20 cm. Photo by: Tresor Simpunga. From series: Wearable Shelters. 
. This collection of jewellery and objects has been inspired by the theme of security. A safe home base, also called a shelter, was the starting point for my objects. In these shelters, we can establish our senses of security and safety. This is expressed both in the use of materials and in each object’s form and mass. Because of its material, a ‘quick building block’ called Ytong, the object has a certain weight, as the feeling of security does. My portable shelters refer to the body. They can be worn or put down as an object. The use of leather refers to the domestic. The engraved flower pattern, and the atmosphere it evokes remind me of cosines at home. The incisions in the objects give the eye a certain viewing direction. When we look at one side of the object, we must not assume that this is all. The lines trigger our curiosity and urge to look beyond our first impression.. Centaine Wekking
Necklace: Wearable Shelter 2, 2019
Ytong stone, leather.
15 x 10 x 20 cm
Photo by: Tresor Simpunga
From series: Wearable Shelters

This collection of jewellery and objects has been inspired by the theme of security. A safe home base, also called a shelter, was the starting point for my objects. In these shelters, we can establish our senses of security and safety. This is expressed both in the use of materials and in each object’s form and mass. Because of its material, a ‘quick building block’ called Ytong, the object has a certain weight, as the feeling of security does. My portable shelters refer to the body. They can be worn or put down as an object. The use of leather refers to the domestic. The engraved flower pattern, and the atmosphere it evokes remind me of cosines at home. The incisions in the objects give the eye a certain viewing direction. When we look at one side of the object, we must not assume that this is all. The lines trigger our curiosity and urge to look beyond our first impression.

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