Upcoming Exhibitions

08.05-10.07.2021 

La Mort des Amants

curated by Thomas Renwart

Lisa Ijeoma - Werner Mannaers - Les Monseigneurs - Eliza Pepermans - Clémence van Lunen

08-09.05 Opening weekend 2-6 pm

03-06.06 Art Brussels week 11-6 pm

Lisa Ijeoma
Lisa Ijeoma

Werner Mannaers
Werner Mannaers

Clémence van Lunen
Clémence van Lunen

Lisa Ijeoma
Lisa Ijeoma

Nous aurons des lits pleins d’odeurs légères,

Des divans profonds comme
des tombeaux,

Et d’étranges fleurs sur des étagères,

Ecloses pour nous sous
des cieux plus beaux.

 

Usant à l’envi leurs chaleurs dernières,

Nos deux coeurs seront
deux vastes flambeaux,

Qui réfléchiront leurs doubles lumières

Dans nos deux esprits, ces miroirs jumeaux.

 

Un soir fait de rose et de bleu mystique,

Nous échangerons un éclair unique,

Comme un long sanglot,
tout chargé d’adieux;

 

Et plus tard un Ange, entr’ouvrant les portes,

Viendra ranimer, fidèle et joyeux,

Les miroirs ternis et les flammes mortes.

 

Charles Baudelaire

Inspired by Charles Baudelaire's poem from his legendary collection, Les Fleurs du Mal, Schönfeld Gallery brought five artists together, all having a certain sense for nature in what they create. They develop their imagery through a duality between finiteness and vivacity. Liberation and oppression meet in a symbiosis as the artists enter an artistic dialogue, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes contrariant. The still lifes of Pepermans, the patchworks of Ijeoma, the tapestries of Les Monseigneurs, the sculptures of Van Lunen and the intriguing and engaging works of Werner Mannaers, reconcile each other between hard and soft matter, but all with a special tactility and with the promise of the pictorial narrative. The urge to keep alive what cannot be kept alive is an organic, spontaneous thread running through this highly poetic selection.