Tag: Alice Gallery
Allow me to paint you a picture. The wildly talented visual artist and illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke has had his work splashed over anything from the New York Times to Prada shirts and don’t get us started on those unforgettable Walter Van Beirendonck collabs. With a relentless eye for detail, this young Belgian picks up on every little perversion of our daily realities and mirrors them in painted comic strips and collages, even sculptures, with an unignorable candour mixed with pop iconography relatable to all. Speech bubble: it should come to no one’s surprise that Brecht Vandenbroucke was hand-picked by Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt, taste level impeccable as ever, to be co-curator for MIMA’s new expo “Art Is Comic”, opening June 23. The exhibition is meant to provide solace in a world of terror, a belly laugh to … Read More »
Unlike the weather, you can always count on our faves over at ALICE Gallery to warm the depths of your heart. This time, they bring us a new solo exhibition by artist MOMO, whom ALICE’s Alice and Raphaël have a great history of collaborating with. “BEST PICTURE” opens today and if you’re reading this, you should have iCal-ed that info already!
San Franciscan artist MOMO will be presenting a series of studio works at ALICE in his signature post-digital style. A signed and numbered A3-sized Risograph print will also be released at the exhibition, in a limited edition of 99 and in 5 colours.
Pegged as an outsider and traveller, MOMO’s enormous, bright murals and public installations have revived many a decrepit street around the world. The artist works in a way that is unlike the M.O. of others, his glitchy creations are actually painstakingly … Read More »
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the gruesome Brussels attacks, and we collectively hold the people whose lives were irreversibly affected in our thoughts. It’s self-evident that as a country, world and society, there’s so much work to do since such atrocities still happen on the daily. Even though Brussels was scarred on March 22 last year, today we’d like to shine a light on the beauty that can be found in the city, coming from its own people. As from March 31, our friends of the great ALICE Gallery are hosting a new exhibition, “BRUT?”, exploring the world of so-called ‘outsider art’ (art brut).
“BRUT?” is curated by Antoine Capet and David Lemoine of BrutPop, a French organisation dedicated to the promotion of experimental music and visual arts for an audience of people with autism or physical or mental health disability. Brutpop … Read More »
“Sixe Paredes is not only an artist, he is also a shaman…” If Raphaël Cruyt of our fave ALICE Gallery introduces an artist as such, you know you can’t miss out. As a long-time favourite of founders Alice & Raph and almost ten years since his first show at the gallery, Spanish artist Sergio ‘Sixe’ Paredes will be unveiling his ‘El Espíritu De La Montaña’ solo exhibition at ALICE Gallery Brussels on Thursday January 19th. For the occasion, a 500-copy limited edition exhibition catalogue (60 pages – €5) published by ALICE Gallery and Sixe Paredes will be available to accompany the expo.
As an artist I was previously unacquainted with, this exhibition is the perfect opportunity to get lost in the bright and mesmerizing colourscapes and shapes sprouted from the mind of Sixe Paredes. Presenting works of acrylic paint on canvas as … Read More »
The Hell’o Monsters collective is ready for you to see their latest creations now. The prolific trio consisting of Belgian artists Antoine Detaille, François Dieltiens and Jerôme Meynen will be debuting a new exhibition named ‘dyade’ at our beloved A.L.I.C.E. Gallery in Brussels on November 10th, with what looks like another beautiful display of their idiosyncratic and enveloping style.
According to Pythagorean Greek philosophy, the dyad represents the number two, the principle of otherness and duality. It’ll be interesting to see up-close if and how this concept applies to the show. When KNOTORYUS last spoke to Hell’o they were ready to lift their name to the next step. It’s good to see them doing just that in 2016, by splaying their giant creatures across the streets of Nantes and Breda, taking Montréal by storm and working with IKEA on a global collab.
The new works displayed will include … Read More »
A little less than a week ago, San Francisco-based artist Clare Rojas opened “The Inexhaustible Middle”, her very first solo exhibition in Belgium while singing vulnerable songs as her alter ego “Peggy Honeywell”, accompanied by nothing more than her own guitar picking and strumming. The small cultural temple that made this little wonder happen was -of course- the beloved ALICE Gallery in Brussels.
A good 15 years after her very first museum show, Rojas has filled the walls of the ALICE Gallery-space with all new work. Having been known throughout the early 2000’s for her figurative & folk-tale-like paintings and installations speaking mostly on gender-roles and as a member of the world-renowned “Mission School” (considered to be the most influential group of artists to come out of San Francisco), Clare had taken a few years to write. These past couple of years she returned … Read More »
Opening a completely new museum would leave anyone knackered – if you haven’t visited the MIMA in Brussels yet, you definitely need to be speaking to your manager because what are you paying them for if not to let you know what’s truly good? – but gallerists Alice Van Den Abeele and partner Raphaël Cruyt tirelessly keep bringing beauty this way. Clare Rojas is the next artist to exhibit at ALICE Gallery in September and we’re going to need you to set a reminder.
Based in San Francisco, this will be Rojas’s first time showing at ALICE and the expo dubbed ‘The Inexhaustible Middle’ will feature all-new work. Her husband, the seminal painter and graffiti artist Barry McGee, has previously shown at the gallery in collaboration with Huskmitnavn in 2010. Rojas most recently designed geometric prints for shoe brand Freda Salvador and has … Read More »
Much like Angela Kardashian, Things To Be Here For This Week is back with a vengeance! Here’s a concept: you, feeling good and placated, after reading this list. Get into it:
The fantastic Alice and Raph of ALICE Gallery are the co-founders of a completely new Brussels museum called MIMA and this is so big. The first expo is called ‘City Lights’ (featuring artists Maya Hayuk, FAILE, Momo and Swoon) and the grand public opening is tomorrow (details below). KNOTORYUS attended yesterday’s press conference, but you will also find me there tomorrow with my Parra-designed MIMA logo pin crying over the beauty. More on this soon!
Wherever S. goes, appropriate David Shrigley artwork materialises
Antwerp stock sales (18/04-24/04)
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Gird your loins and gather your coins! Antwerp stock sale season is nigh and you’re more than welcome to come get bayoneted for trying to snatch some … Read More »
(above image : Nicolas Karakatsanis by Willy Vanderperre)
Raise your hands if you have been fangirl-ing over a Director of Photography and Visual Artist for almost ten years straight. No one? Nicolas Karakatsanis makes it so easy, though. He has captured groundbreaking music videos for artists like Baloji and The Hickey Underworld, is currently one of the most sought-after DOP’s in the world (watch “The Drop” with Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini if you haven’t and hold out for “Triple 9” with Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet, set to be released in 2016) and he has won multiple awards doing so. Over the years he has also shot some of the most gorgeous images ever, plus he is now collaborating with legendary fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre.
Because Nicolas has a brand new exhibition called “WAYS OF SEEING – EPISODE 1”- coming up at … Read More »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO PARRA ABOUT HIS NEW SOLO EXHIBITION ‘SALUT’, WORK ETHICS, TARGETING OLD SKATERS, WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT HIS SNEAKER BEING SOLD FOR 2.5K AND WHICH BRAND HE’D RATHER HOOK UP WITH NEXT (INTERVIEW)
After interviewing much beloved artists like Futura, Ed Templeton, Vincent van de Waal and Nicolas Karakatsanis, I knew there would have to come a time I had to sit down with the man whose art is actually featured the most in both the KNOTORYUS offices and our private home.
A streetwear, pop, skate and sneaker culture favourite, Pieter Janssen aka Parra -originally meant as short for ‘paranoid’, a moniker he allegedly received from Patta co-founder Gee back in the day, for being a bit too on edge about getting onto certain parties’ guest lists – is one of our contemporary artists with the most output in the entire world. In the first 5 months of 2015 alone, he has released a new clothing collection, made the in 2014 founded company ‘Tired’ he started with Skate Mental‘s Brad Staba the funniest and most genius thing in recent skateboarding history, recorded and dropped the first … Read More »