Gijs Van Vaerenbergh是由两位1983年出生与比利时鲁汶的艺术家Pieterjan Gijs和Arnout van Vaerenbergh创立。他们的作品往往与环境产生双向互动。
The geometric sculpture Framework will be on display untill 5 November above the ring road on the Artoisplein. With this sculpture, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh has once more produced a work in the public space that is based on the language and expertise of the architecture to create an autonomous art object.
The sculpture was created as a result of the Sol LeWitt exhibition, Colors in M -Museum Leuven, but LeWitt’s conceptual work only acts as the starting point for the duo’s free interpretation in their own work. Their actual inspiration is LeWitt’s incomplete open cube 6/24 sculpture or ‘structure’, which is part of a series of works inspired by a cube. This minimal and abstract form, which LeWitt consciously designed on a human scale, has been blown up by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh into a monumental sculpture that clearly interacts with the public space. Several transformations -such as tilting the cube and the unusual use of tower crane components for the construction -result in the form losing its minimal character and becoming a landmark in the urban landscape. As a large sculpture, Framework forms a temporary gateway on the Ring Road in Leuven. The result has become a tangible spatial drawing that plays on the visual experience of the object in space as well as the environment. Both interact and determine each other’s ‘view’.