Selected piece for the Reclaim Award 2020
Arne Wastyn Found Footage piece “Inside Out” combines two aesthetics: nature photography and first-aid manual illustrations. The obvious incoherence of these different visual languages and the impossibility of hybridization makes the artwork unique than if the two stood alone. The contrast resulting from this phenomenon increases our awareness of the visual languages and content we encounter in everyday life.
(Tekst by Reclaim Award)
June 16-25, offset print on billboard 356 x 252 cm
RUNNING UP WALLS
Immediately after the first lock down in Belgium together with two other artist, Sennne Claes Esther Vandenbroele and Arne Wastyn started a three week residency at Kop vzw, going into a creative lockdown. During this period all artists worked in the same space. This residency gave the artists the room to develop their ideas and reflect on the period of lockdown due to Covid-19.
May 25 – June 11, screenprint on canvas and pencil, 80 x 120 cm, screenprint on paper on wooden construction, 100 cm x 180 cm
Inspired by the idea of publishing work into magazines I decided to create new work. In my research I stumpled upon fashion magazine photograps of woman posing in isolated landscapes. I always found that there was a hint of desires, emotions and erotica. But the arbitrary clean look of these photographs stood in the way to connect with these woman desires. That in mind I started reproducing these images.
These drawings have been published in the literary magazine DW B in the edition of June 2019.
June 2019, pencile on paper, 320 x 225 mm
Extase started with the exercise to reduce my drawings to its bare minimum. By erasing the figurative elements of the drawings, all that was left where the lines. Drawing these sharp lines became an obsessive game in search for tension within the drawing.
This work consists of 59 drawings.
June 2018, pencile drawings on paper, 240 x 315 mm.
April 2018, 153 pen drawings on paper, 150 x 210 mm.
UNTITLED NR.1, UNTITLED NR.2
untitled number one and two are screenprinted works consisting of two badly screenprinted images. By using a minimum on screenprint ink this resulted in misprints of the images highliting the materiality of the project.
June 2014, screenprint on Clairefontaine Trophee Blue and Canary, 160 g., 255 x 246 mm.