John Van Oers
U.L. 19-03 (part of a serie of Urban Landscapes)
01.06.19 - 28.06.19
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘨𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘬𝘢𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 𝘝𝘢𝘯 𝘖𝘦𝘳𝘴:
‘John Van Oers became a sculptor and his expertise, his ‘craft’, enables him to create objects with precision in various materials. At the same time, he resists his mastery with remarkable lightness. Van Oers is not fond of weighty theories or a mannered flaunting of ability. He cherishes the child that was kept alive in him and has a penchant for recognizable, small elements from his immediate surroundings, or fragments taken from memories.
Light and heavy, abstract and recognizable, ephemeral and material. These apparent contradictions are the basic ingredients of a playful process whose outcome connects with collective memories and fantasies.’
John Van Oers (b. 1967) lives and works in Borgerhout (Antwerp). He is represented by Rossicontemporary, Brussels.
John Van Oers’ exhibitions include: ZOMERATELIER, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg (2019, group - upcoming August); Artbrussels 37th, Gallery Valerie_traan, Brussels (2019, group) ; 139 Nothing but Good, Park, Tilburg (2018, group); U.L. 018-1, Art Space ‘Behind Bars’, Antwerp (2018, solo); My hands smell funny, Gallery Rossicontemporary, Brussels (2018, solo).