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Jean-Luc Moerman debuts in the Middle East

January 19, 2012

The Belgium multimedia artist debuts in the region with his new solo exhibition

  • Text by Kate Hazell

The Isabelle van den Eynde gallery, in Dubai's Serkal Avenue, brings Belgium artist Jean-Luc Moerman to the Middle East for the first time next week with his latest exhibition, "Epiphytes". Working with marker pens and acrylics on an indiscriminate range of surfaces and objects to create visual epiphytes, the distinctive artist's exhibition is made up of elaborate drawings which seem to grow and spread virally on his chosen surfaces.

Jean-Luc as an artist typically prides himself in his ability to use unusual and eclectic objects as his cavases and has been compelled over the past 35 years by the infinite possibilities of the line. Past work has included creations on tables, walls, cars, stickers, robots as well as contemporary images of international supermodels and sports stars, and reproductions of classical masterpieces. All these surfaces, in varying degrees, have lent themselves to inspiring and shaping his evolving vision.

In his Dubai exhibition, Jean-Luc will be exhibiting nine works on paper based on classical art works, two pieces entitled ‘Top Model’ and a variety of works on stainless steel sheets. Classical paintings and ancient stories find themselves reframed and regenerated by his complex circumvolutions.

Epiphytes runs from January 31 to March 2 @

Al Quoz 1, street 8, Al Serkal Av. # 17,Dubai, UAE, Po. Box 18217

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