Patrick Vanden Eynde

Galerie Xavier Hufkens | 107 rue St-Georges

PATRICK VANDEN EYNDE'S WORK incorporates time as well as space—a fictional and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit. Each of his exhibitions has allowed him to replay his work, to push the evocative power of its images a little further. While painting and drawing have been his primary instruments, this time around the artist has chosen to work with collage. The images, which may be enlarged or drawn over, are scanned and then laser printed onto self-adhesive film. Each features one of four dominant aspects: evocation of sound; play with space; the technique of stitching or suture; and self-portraiture.

Sound: Black letters, and sometimes red ones, taken from found typefaces and rubbed in pencil repeat and jostle each other, evoking sounds. Fuse, 2000, for example, a spiral of letters and small ovals cut out of magazine photographs, refers to the sound of a lit fuse before

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