Rik Peeters

RAISOR

Preview: 16th Feb 6-11pm

Exhibition: 17th - 19th February 2017

Open: Fri-Sun 1-6pm

Curated by Soil Collective

Sponsored by Duvel Moortgat

“A while ago I stumbled upon a series of black and white drawings that I had made as a kid. Contrary to the estranging experience of looking at a photograph of oneself as a child, where one sees a depiction of one’s own flesh in a less developed state, these drawings seemed to be a relic of a lost inner world. By analysing, thinking and reconstructing this inner world I created a character: A caricatural reading of a younger self, who functions as a sort of protagonist within the work. This character is a young and naïve rebel, sacrificed for the sake of seriousness and utility. A little cupid that is put asleep, educated and trained, and eventually, forced to fit in like a robot. These processes of imposed transformation, of teaching and molding, often exhaustive and repetitive and both perverse and absurd, incorporate a sheer determinism. They seek to fulfill the prefabricated dreams and desires of a society governed by a logic of singularity, ownership and valorization. By exposing, exaggerating and looping these processes, I seek to uncover poetry.”

Nursery Rhyme

Wood, paint, clay, iron

Variable dimensions

One for sorrow

Two for mirth

Three for a wedding

Four for a birth

Five for rich

Six for poor

Seven for a witch,

I can tell you no more.

Cadenza, from one state to another

Video HD colour, sound, loop 3’04”

Raisor

Digital print on fabric, iron

Bug Report

Video HD colour, sound, loop 10’19”