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Through a subtle combination of smoothly painted surfaces and rough acid burns revealing the canvas layers and collage, Laurent Veldekens’s work rejects classification. Playing with the imagery of collective fantasies - like this pool serie -, that is immediately challenged by raw elements of daily life such as newspaper or cut clothes, Laurent Veldekens conciliates dream and reality. He draws beauty out of studio waste, and remnants took away from other paintings, creating works that exist in the present moment, and allow for individual experiences of perception. Contre Plongée reflects the image’s fragility as a metaphor of collective ideals, but also invites us to approach painting through a non traditional spectrum.

Excerpt from Contre-plongée, 2021
Text by Florence Laprat
“Paintings as echoes of gambling games, newspaper parts and recovered images. Annihilation through factory work. Dialogue through negation. The paintings are windows of perception. The works represent a collective apnea. Let them live”





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