Project Description

THE COMEL AWARD FINALISTS 2018

Simon Van Parys

Ghent, BELGIO
www.studiovanparys.com

THE COMEL AWARD FINALISTS 2018

Simon Van Parys

Ghent, BELGIO
www.studiovanparys.com

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Based in Ghent, Belgium, he has been exhibiting since 2008 and has shown his work in a range of international contexts. Forged in a composite of traditional and futuristic techniques, his work is an attempt to form an image of the present, where the world meets its digital counterpart, resulting in pieces with a theme of progression and acceleration. A reconciliation of the abstract and the elemental, it is a hand-made injection into a virtual dynamic reality. His main medium is sculpture with 3D digital techniques, photomontage and electronic soundscapes. The experience of his works becomes a multi-sensory event. Industrial music pulses through embedded speakers while conceptual tensions distress their hybrid forms.

ARTWORK IN CONTEST

TELESTO, 2016

PAINTINGS - Paint, photomontage and matte coating applied on self-processed aluminium
cm 100 x 50

Simon Van Parys has created a work of complex and refined process, the result of a project that combines painting, sculpture, photography and installation. In the work Telesto, Van Parys used in fact a photomontage, detail of one of his installations, which is inserted in a coherent manner within the painted geometric composition, giving a three-dimensional impulse to the two-dimensionality of its abstraction. The artist then establishes a dialogue between the structures of a possible architecture that dynamically cuts off an alternative universe governed by its alien coordinates, in a broken and inclined perspective, in which enigmatic and metaphorical presences of interwoven structures, created by the artist himself appear: buildings of disturbing interstellar ports that mysteriously rise from the depths of space.

Lorenzo Canova

AWARDS

COMEL AWARD 2018 FINALIST