*Sculptor *Alex * // Glass artist *Anne *

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Alex finds his artistic themes in today's complex world. That's why it's delicate to indicate his oeuvre, which at the same time took on clarity and mysticism. He carefully chooses age-old stones in grooves, usually i.f.v. the idea that he unconsciously or consciously associated with his design in advance. During manual chipping, he explores the intrinsic qualities of the selected stone step by step.

He translates imagination and poetry into sculptures. His realizations in bronze, terracotta, pierre de Caen (France) and blue Irish hardstone show a personal, surprising evolution and a pure feeling that fascinates art lovers.
 
Alex finds his artistic themes in today's complex world. That's why it's delicate to indicate his oeuvre, which at the same time took on clarity and mysticism. He carefully chooses age-old stones in grooves, usually i.f.v. the idea that he unconsciously or consciously associated with his design in advance. During manual chipping, he explores the intrinsic qualities of the selected stone step by step.

He translates imagination and poetry into sculptures. His realizations in bronze, terracotta, pierre de Caen (France) and blue Irish hardstone show a personal, surprising evolution and a pure feeling that fascinates art lovers.
 
Whether the design is figurative or abstract, its elaborate concept is partly determined by the shape and fraction of the brick block. He carries in stone according to the 'waist straight' method, usually without a previous drawing or a scale model in clay. This is a process of giving and receiving. His imagination gives him shape, taking into account the structure and the volume of the chosen stone. IN FUNCTION OFAlex vindt zijn artistieke thema’s in de complexe wereld van vandaag. Daarom is het delicaat om zijn oeuvre te duiden, dat gelijktijdig helderheid en mystiek betracht. Hij kiest met zorg eeuwenoude stenen in groeven, meestal i.f.v. de idee dat hij onbewust of bewust vooraf met zijn ontwerp associeerde. Tijdens het manueel beitelen, ontdekt hij stap voor stap de 

He translates imagination and poetry into sculptures. His realizations in bronze, terracotta, pierre de Caen (France) and blue Irish hardstone show a personal, surprising evolution and a pure feeling that fascinates art lovers.
 
Whether the design is figurative or abstract, its elaborate concept is partly determined by the shape and fraction of the brick block. He carries in stone according to the 'waist straight' method, usually without a previous drawing or a scale model in clay. This is a process of giving and receiving. His imagination gives him shape, taking into account the structure and the volume of the chosen stone. IN FUNCTION OF

Alex vertaalt verbeelding en poëzie in beeldhouwwerken. Zijn realisaties in brons, terracotta, pierre de Caen (Frankrijk) en blauwe Ierse hardsteen tonen een persoonlijke, verrassende evolutie en een zuiver gevoel die kunstliefhebbers fascineert.

Of het ontwerp nu figuratief is of abstract, zijn uitgewerkte concept wordt gedeeltelijk bepaald door de vorm en de breuklijn van het steenblok. Hij beitelt in steen volgens de 'taille direct' methode, meestal zonder een voorafgaande tekening of een schaalmodel in klei. Dit is een proces van geven en ontvangen. Zijn verbeelding geeft hij vorm, rekening houdend met de struktuur en het volume van de gekozen steen.

De steen wordt 'bezield’, de kunstenaar ‘gepassioneerd’. Zijn gedachten worden geordend en gefilterd. Dikwijls evoceert Alex de ongelofelijke ontmoeting van het natuurlijke element: de ruwe steen, met het symbool van liefde en sensualiteit: een menselijk paar.

Alex chooses age-old stones in grooves in function of the idea that he unconsciously or consciously associates with his creation. During manual chiselling, he discovers the intrinsic qualities of the stone one step at a time.


He translates imagination and poetry into sculptures. His realizations in bronze, terracotta, limestone the Caen (France) and blue Irish hard stone show a personal, surprising evolution and a pure feeling which fascinates art lovers. 


If Alex’ design is figurative or abstract, the elaborated topic will be partially determined by the form and the crack line of the stone block-system. According to 'taille-direct' method, he generally chisels in stone without a preceding drawing or a scale model in clay. This is a creative process of giving and receiving. He forms its imagination, taking into account mass and volume of the chosen stone.
 
The stone is ‘inspired', the artist is ‘passionate’. Ideas are arranged and filtered. Often Alex provokes the incredible meeting of the natural element: the raw stone, with the symbol of love and sensuality: a human couple. 

 


Anne Notebaert, glass  artist.

 

Glaskunstenares Anne Notebaert zoekt eenvoud en het evenwicht van de natuur, de schoonheid van de zee, het alledaagse, wat onopvallend aanwezig is. ​Haar glaswerk ruikt naar de zee en reikt naar de hemel. Kijkend naar haar werk proef je bijna de zilte omgeving van het strand.


Haar creaties zijn wonderlijk, bevreemdend en opgebouwd uit gefused, geslumpt of gegoten glas in combinatie met buisjes die aan de brander bewerkt en gekleurd zijn.


http://annenotebaert.weebly.com

 

"Stories from the North Sea"

 

Anne Notebaert’s art is inextricably bound to the sea. Her abstract objects resemble representatives of underwater fauna and flora. Fascinated by the seashore, she seeks inspiration in the nature surrounding her.

Anne Notebaert is an experimenter, or perhaps rather an explorer, navigating the discovered, and undiscovered, nooks in the possibilities of glass. For the realization of her artistic objects she uses a whole range of glass techniques – from traditional glassworks technology to welding and deforming glass elements in electric furnaces. She has moulded them and combined them with her needs, and with their help she builds original glass reef organisms. Sometimes they are installations that use other materials, such as the wood of "Zeepoëzie", while at other times they groups of varied, tubular forms of "Zee-parfum" – but they always "tell" the story of the seashore. Water often completes the presentation of some installations and objects.

Anne Notebaert likes to work with glass – in her studio she efficiently "juggles" the previously prepared elements and neatly connects them with elements of hot glass, poured into sand. She binds the original forms together and combines them into new compositions, some of which undergo further thermal treatment, thus changing their shape. Surprisingly well presented are, for example, small moulds melted or dipped into flat glassworks glass. This technique allows the artist to smoothly bend or wrap the element she is working on. Each of these techniques also gives her the ability to produce such characteristic matte textures and colour accents on each of the minor elements.

Anne Notebaert is well aware of all technical and technological advances to bring her abstract objects to life and make us feel the smell and taste of the North Sea when we look at them.

Professor Kazimierz Pawlak (Wroclaw PL)