STEFAAN DHEEDENE: TOTAL SUPPORT
The work of Stefaan Dheedene sophistically illustrates his profound interest in the aesthetic and political connections between shapes and archetypes. In his practice he explores the intimate relationship between similarity and difference. The resulting works are influenced by repeatedly translating and arranging extremely recognizable signs and objects. Although they are all created on their own, they form, when paired together in the framework of an exhibition, a controlled device, a place that reminds us of a certain order.
On the invitation of KRIEG, Dheedene has developed a set of new works, with 'support' as its leitmotif. Unlike a formal pedestal, the different shapes of support evoke both important and ridiculous situations, putting everything on the same level.
Stefaan Dheedene studied Sculpture at KASK, Ghent and attended the HISK post-academic programme in Antwerp, Belgium. Recent solo exhibitions include: Half an optimist, a brand new rockerbox and a blow on broad daylight - trampoline, Antwerp (2017); Slapstick - P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2016); Swing the bat, trow a ball - White out studio, Knokke (2016); Done. Finished., Deweer Gallery, Otegem (2011); Ghost shift, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2009).