Pure – Art Exhibition
Belgian photographer and Dutch visual artist display art
at The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
A close collaboration between Belgian photographer An Van Daele and Dutch visual artist Karen Severijnen has resulted in an art exhibition entitled ‘PURE’. Photographs and sculptures will be displayed at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur from 14-19 May 2013.
The exhibition explores the universal feminine bond, regardless of age and physical appearance. Visitors will find serene portraits and sculptures in natural colours featuring women and girls from different backgrounds.
For a year the artists have worked closely together to visually express their first-hand experience of being immersed in a multi-cultural society for many years. Inspired by the surrounding colours and cultures, they have tried to capture the spirit of the universal unspoken bond that connects women. After peeling away the layers of physical appearances the beauty of friendship and emotions is unveiled. Far away from home the differences in features and background evolve into solid friendships and mutual understanding, based on similar experiences and needs.
The intense connection between women is visible through poetic photographs, which are closely linked with the sculptures. The ethereal quality of the colours shifts the viewer’s focus from the differences to the similarities between the women. The images express the themes that unite them. The sculptures are made of glazed ceramic, cement and hand cut natural stone mosaics, which emphasise the purity of the emotions.
The official opening (by invitation only) will be on Tuesday 14 May 2013 from 8-10 pm.
The exhibition will be held from 14-19 May 2013 at the 2nd Floor of the Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50470 Kuala Lumpur. Opening times exhibition: Tuesday-Saturday 12-8 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm.
The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of Belgium and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.