Simon Van Parys, °1986
studio in the city of Ghent (BE)
My work is forged in a composite of traditional and futuristic techniques, in an attempt to form an image of an unfurling present. This is a place where the analogue world meets its digital counterpart, resulting in pieces with a theme of progression and acceleration. It is also a reconciliation of the abstract and the elemental, a hand-made injection to a virtual dynamic.
My practice is heavily influenced by heavy machinery and techno music and has evolved over the last decade from a commitment to handcrafted statues, to a juxtaposition of several artistic forms. This process began by using photography to make 2D representations of my 3D creations, a dimensional shift allowing the contrapuntal application of alternative means of production. My works aim to be a complete experience of the vibrant forms I wish to express. I augment my primary medium of sculpture with cutting-edge plastics and 3D techniques, drawing my influences through into paintings, graphic design and electronic music.
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Photo credits: the most beautiful pictures of the Freight-series are made by Kobe Wens, the nice black-box pictures of Type 2, some of the explosions and 'on the nose' by Melika Ngombe Kolongo, the studio shot above by Lieven Deconinck