A scandinavian inspired coffee bar located on a funky square in Antwerpen.
Due to a second lockdown we are only open for take away
Every evening we are doing livestreams from inside the coffeebar under the name "Radio Viggo"
weekdays: 09h00 - 16h00
Dear Friends, Art Lovers and Antwerpenaars,
Tim and I would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming exhibition *Secrets Untold I Stories Unwritten* at Café Viggo’s. The opening will take place on Friday, the 26th, 6-9 pm.
Not only will this be my first exhibition in Belgium, but as a Berlin-based creative I’m really happy to showcase my pieces at the Berlin-inspired Café Viggo’s. What a match!
As the title of the series tells, *Secrets Untold I Stories Unwritten* deals with thoughts that so far have remained untold. Key issues while writing and painting were for example: How deep lies a secret? How many layers of thoughts and memories do you have to dig up before you can share it? And how many layers of script and paint are necessary to tell and yet to disguise?
It plays with hiding and exposing thoughts 'off the record' that are first openly written out, pen on paper, for everyone to see. Yet through the crossing and intersecting of the lines, the naked text becomes eventually unreadable. Here, multi-layered handwriting tells and covers, shows and blurs at the same time. While the meaning of the script remains fixed on the paper, the letters, morphemes, words and sentences eventually transition into a camouflage pattern, which is hardly decodable by reading. Is this process ceasing the secret, or does its meaning remain within the transformed appearance?
Sharing my work with you and literally keeping it no longer secret will be a pleasure. So spread the word and hopefully see you soon,
Have a first glimpse here:
Exhibition 04/02 - 31/03
Vernissage 04/02 van 18 tot 21u.
Master in fine arts @ the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium 1997
1998: Lente van de kunst, Dendermonde (work bought by city of Dendermonde) (B)
2002: Kunst in huis expo, Leuven & Waregem (B)
2006: Het landschap, Heist-op-den-Berg (B)
2012: Black Lamb, Antwerpen (B)
2013: Marziart Gallery, Hamburg (D)
2008: Pressing1, Edegem (B)
2010: Library, Zwijndrecht (B)
2012 & 2014: Fish & Chips clothes store, Antwerpen (B)
2014: Hilton Hotel Munich (D), Innsbruck (AUS) & Stockholm (SE)
2014: Galerie Rivierenhof, Deurne (B)
more info: http://www.saatchiart.com/Iso
Exposition from 'Wannes Morino' - Start 11 september 2015
The presented work arose from a 6-month stay in the Japanese countryside this past year. I zoom in on the little things that caught my eye during long walks in the mountains, past ricefields and through bamboo forests. There are the little things that give these places beauty. There are light and coulours, that make the atmosphere. There is structure, portrayed by symmetrical double exposures. All these things made me feel 'in the forest'.
Visit the website from Wannes for more information.
The exhibited set is part of a visual examination for my next short film.
Central to my work is the need to find peace in capturing the world and how this search for serenity can turn into an excuse.
In preparation for my short film I visited the desolate Mesnil Val, a small village in northern France where time seems to stand still. Here I did my research on the structure of the image, color and character of analogue film.
The stillness in these photos is translated into a cinematic stroll which is being considered, pondered and questioned.