David Umemoto at Huis Verstrepen
EXHIBITION from 12.06 to 28.06
2850 Boom - Belgium
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Huis Verstrepen , built in 1927, was designed by Belgian architect Léon Stynen. Few Belgian architects have left such a striking and diverse oeuvre as modernist and urbanist Léon Stynen. For more than fifty years, from the early 1920s to the end of his professional career in 1977, he was active as an architect, urban planner and designer.
Canadian artist David Umemoto balances on the line between sculpture and architecture. He began his career as an architect. For years, he worked on architectural projects. Nowadays, David Umemoto’s sleek concrete sculptures of buildings and monuments push the envelope of perfection in both disciplines: stairs lead nowhere and walls stop in the wrong place. The architectural elements of the buildings are difficult to place. In the beginning of his career, Umemoto’s mysterious objects were inspired by the architecture and primitive arts of Africa, Polynesia and North and South America. They appeal to the imagination: Is this building really found in the jungle of South America or only in an Escherian fantasy world?