Anthony Duffeleer: .R.O.A.D. (Signed and Numbered in an Edition of 200 copies)
Frank Delmulle, Els Wuyts, Ingrid Stevens, Anthony Duffeleer
Art Gallery De Wael 15, 2023
Architect and Belgian artist Anthony Duffeleer (b. 1972) uses different media as a catalyst to externalize his thinking patterns. This intuitive externalization is most likely determined by the multidisciplinary nature that is the constant in the trajectory he walks. Often objects, which can be of different origin, are intuitively changed or combined with other existing or newly created objects. He considers the works, which are often but not always assemblages, as a reflective interlocutor in which the vibrations of our society are captured, he does not shy away from autobiographical influences, they are an innate part of it. It has happened that the title of a work is changed after it was revealed, after all reflections can change, even after the work has changed ownership. Impermanence, our position in time and space, humility, suffering, mental stratification, stigma and even arrogance are actors that, together with his empirical approach and sometimes tackled by mental distortion or humor, determine the identity of the constantly emerging work.
Convinced that being an artist implies dedication, he states that dedication does not entail the exclusive right to take the artist hostage. It is only recently -2020- that Anthony Duffeleer decided to show his work, which originated more than two decades ago.
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