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Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Jan De Maesschalck

b. 1958, Belgium

Jan De Maesschalck, born 1958, Sint-Gillis-Waas (BE), lives and works in Stekene (BE)

Jan De Maesschalck is a Belgian figurative painter who observes, selects, interprets and fantasizes. He started his career as a draughtsman for different newspapers and (art) magazines. Nowadays he maintains the precision and the speed of the drawing in the creation of his paintings and because of his use of acrylic paint. He often depicts isolated women that seem withdrawn from daily routines and absorbed in their activities. The images of the figures he portrays have been taken from the media and not from live models. Subsequently De Maesschalck chooses specific fragments from these pictures to create his own image. The paintings also reveal the artist's fascination with light and shadow and notable architectural spaces. The settings and images often give an impression of melancholy and intimacy, but are also influenced by Belgian surrealism.

Jan De Maesschalck was invited in 2015 for a solo exhibition during the Münsterland Festival in Billerbeck. Previously, he has exhibited works at the Phoenix Art Museum, Mu.ZEE in Ostend, Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, De Warande in Turnhout, the Museum of Ixelles and the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels.

Featured Artworks

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Squeaky Sand #5 by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckSqueaky Sand #5, 2019 Acrylic on wooden panel
22.2 x 30 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Squeaky Sand #4 by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckSqueaky Sand #4, 2019 Acrylic on wooden panel
22.5 x 29.6 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Squeaky Sand #3 by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckSqueaky Sand #3, 2019 Acrylic on wooden panel
21.1 x 27 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Squeaky Sand #2 by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckSqueaky Sand #2, 2019 Acrylic on wooden panel
32 x 24.8 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Squeaky Sand #1 by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckSqueaky Sand #1, 2019 Acrylic on wooden panel
24.7 x 29.9 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Untitled by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckUntitled, 2018 Acrylic on paper
54.3 x 66.3 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Untitled by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckUntitled, 2019 Oil on wooden panel
26.1 x 18.7 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Nineteen Ten (Steenhuize) by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckNineteen Ten (Steenhuize), 2018 Acrylic on paper
48.5 x 88 cm
Zeno X Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Jan De Maesschalck, From Now On at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
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20 March–27 April 2019 Jan De Maesschalck From Now On Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, four times sixty - anniversary exhibition at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
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19 September–13 October 2018 Group Exhibition four times sixty - anniversary exhibition Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Works On Paper I at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
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17 January–24 February 2018 Group Exhibition Works On Paper I Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

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