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Exhibition  /  05 Jun 2008  -  28 Jun 2008
Published: 05.06.2008
Silke & The Gallery
Daan De Decker. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Silver, wood. Daan De Decker
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Silver, wood
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Intro
(...) The very typical architecture of Flanders has often inspired Daan. As a motorbike fanatic he criss-crosses the region and on his way sketches water towers, lighthouses and other forms of architectural
industrial heritage. (...)
The very typical architecture of Flanders has often inspired Daan. As a motorbike fanatic he criss-crosses the region and on his way sketches water towers, lighthouses and other forms of architectural industrial heritage. Receptacles that form a habitat to live in or a vehicle that transport goods intrigue him. As a result he can make a pin that resembles a submarine and simultaneously criticizes the Belgian makeshift outhouses. It’s almost history, but you were able to build a concrete bunker around your house - as long as you found it appealing yourself. No governmental interference. Weather-beaten hoardings, crooked annexes, home-made verandas, and other dodgy, ramshackle house extensions: they crop up in Daan’s pieces. The result is alternatively comical, critical and nostalgic. And beautiful, indeed Daan creates emphatically jewels, not objects or wearable opinions. The jewel can trigger an opinion, but at the same time the design is so pure that it remains aesthetically attractive.

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