Guest artists spring 2024

In the spotlight from April 6 till May 5

During spring 2024, Nobody&Friends invites a number of guest artists. The selected art forms a nice addition to that of the regular artists.

From April 6 to May 5, Attika Dahri will exhibit a selection of her paintings and collages. Her works of art are a contemporary ode to cultural diversity and the depth of the human soul. The second guest artist during this period is Daniel Storms. His fascination with the architecture in his workplace in London is reflected in his paintings. With the name Jordaens you are a born painter! And one of a kind! Amandine returns for a second time, her oil paintings reflect her love for Antwerp and its port.


From May 11 till June 16

From May 11 to June 16, 2 portrait painters, 1 abstract painter and 1 ceramicist-sculptor will be guests: Christina Art, Erik Scheirlinckx, Steffie Campaert and Elke Hubens. Christina is returning for the third time, her colorful portraits will not let you go. These from Erik are equally colorful but completely different. It will be an interesting dialogue! Steffie's paintings transport us into the cosmos, with the intention of creating a vibration with the subconscious. Last but not least, with her images Elke searches for the authentic 'human' to understand what fundamentally connects us all.


Elke Hubens

From an early age, Elke Hubens has been fascinated by the essence of human existence. With her work she investigates what connects us as people with ourselves, each other and our environment.

With her Human Landscapes she depicts the story of Elckerlyc. She lets her work bear witness to the traces that pass through these landscapes. She shows the silent strength that emerges from our vulnerability and injuries, the desire for connection versus the need for loneliness, but above all: man as a humble part of a living universe and a reflection of its beautiful but often cruel nature.

Each Hubens' sculptures are unique. She works exclusively with clay, a fragile but powerful primeval material. She loves how it - like life - moves in an eternal cycle: from earth to clay to stoneware and back to earth again. Even after its passage in the kiln, stoneware continues to transform: color, glaze, fracture lines or the play of light transform the image into something new.

As a sculptor, Elke Hubens is largely self-taught, although she took lessons from artists such as Erica Chaffart, Monique Donckers, Miek Sysmans, ... . She is also a copywriter and storyteller, both on paper and on stage, and is the mother of two sons, the youngest of whom was born with Down syndrome.

Steffie Campaert

Steffie Campaert is a young artist (1997) from Essen-Wildert. She has been painting with the theme of 'space' since the COVID-19 period, when the world was suddenly forced to stand still. Steffie realized, like many others, that giving yourself 'space' is actually essential to develop as a person. She shows how she can create that 'space' for herself in an intuitive, abstract way.

Steffie is a guest artist from May 11 to June 16, 2024.

Christina Art.

Christina has always had a fascination with faces and drawing them, looking for the soul and expression in the eyes.

Her current job brings her into frequent contact with people from other origins. People of African, Oriental and Latin origins. People with courageous stories. Hence the idea to create a new series of African portraits with acrylic and pencil. The combination of cobalt blue and black, the playing effect between light and shadow and the details make them look almost realistic photos.

Christina is a guest artist from May 11 to June 16, 2024.

Erik Scheirlinckx

Erik Scheirlinckx's creations reveal a harmony between realism and imagination. He is constantly looking for a look that inspires, an expression of emotion. The viewer initially experiences the visual, where the choice of color consciously or unconsciously has an impact. Upon closer inspection, the portrait is guaranteed to evoke emotions.

It was of course inevitable that digital work would be introduced at this time. The “digital art portraits” are drawn freehand on a tablet, they are averse to pre-programmed effects. The result is printed on high-quality plexiglass.

Erik is a guest artist from May 11 to June 16, 2024.

 

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