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Coutre M.A.M.

With the enthusiastic cooperation of private artists and gallery holders, we have been able to bring together about 100 unique works of art in Coutre.

Discover work by Anneke Eussen, Ron Arad, P. Reinoso, V. Muniz, Panamarenko, Valérie Belin, Pierre Clerk, R. Bosman, C. Valverde, B. Venet, but also collector objects of Hergé (Tintin) and designer bags of Céline and Hermès. All works are for sale.

You are welcome every day from 10am to 18h30pm, also during Sundays, and by appointment.

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Arne Quinze - het flamboyante

Born in 1971 in Gent, Belgium

Contemporary conceptual artist, painter and sculptor. His work involves everything from small drawings and paintings, medium-sized sculptures to massive installations.

His early career in the 1980s was as a graffiti artist. He always questioned the role of our cities and started his search for cities to become open air museums. His work quickly evolved from Street Art to Public Art with recurring themes as social interaction, urbanisation and diversity.

He became known as an artist in 2006 for placing Uchronia, a wooden construction of 30 m high and 60 m wide, at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, USA.

The internationally acclaimed Arne Quinze has become synonymous with monumental installations found all over the world, but his oeuvre also includes paintings, smaller sculptures and light installations.

He is co-founder and director of the Quinze & Milan office, which commercializes furniture and develops architectural projects.

His installations are built to provoke reactions and to intervene in the daily lives of passers-by who are confronted with his sculptures.

 

Jean Boghossian - het dromige

Born in 1949 in Aleppo

Jean Boghossian is an abstract multidisciplinary artist whose recent artworks all bear, at different degrees, traces of burn degradation. It is through the process of willful damage with an invasive and rather violent method (fire), that the artist continuously searches for harmony. Conscious that one will never completely tame the chaotic move of flames and smoke, he enters the fire dance and moves along with the blaze until he chooses to stop the process. This is where he feels the right balance has been reached.

Boghossian stems from a family of jewelers for whom he worked while studying Economics and Sociology at University of Saint-Joseph in Beirut. In 1975, the Lebanese Civil War forced Boghossian to leave the country and settle in Belgium. Over three decades ago, Boghossian decided to enroll in the Academy of Fine Arts in Boitsfort, Brussels. In 1992, together with his brother and father he created the Boghossian Foundation.

Having transitioned a little more than a decade ago towards abstraction Boghossian’s art may evoke a contemporary view on the Zero-movement and Fluxus although he claims not to belong to any artistic movement.

Objects that Boghossian has attacked through the flame include canvas, paper, books and plastics, at times leaving behind patterns of perforation. In his paintings and drawings, Boghossian uses different media including watercolor, charcoal, oil, pigments and acrylic paint with techniques that include folding, collage, and uprooting. Boghossian’s sculptures range from wood, polystyrene, clay, marble and bronze, some of which he also tickles with the flame.

Jean Boghossian has participated in recent exhibitions : Avenue Louise, Brussels (2021), Wilford X (2020), BRAFA, Boon Gallery (2020), Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Arts, Korea (2019- 2020), Museum und Park Kalkriese Germany (2019-2020), United Nations Office, Geneva (2019), Galerie Tanit, Munich (2019), Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels (2018), Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris (2018), German Bundestag, Berlin (2018), Cardi Gallery, London (2018), Museum Ground, Republic of Korea (2018), L’Orient Le Jour building, Beirut (2018), the National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan (2018), Frieze New York, Cardi Gallery (2018), Art Monte-Carlo, Cardi Gallery (2018), Ayyam Gallery, Dubai (2018), Armenian Center of Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan (2017, 2007), 57th Venice Biennale (2017), Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels (2017), Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (2015, 2011), Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collection Burri, Città di Castello, Italy (2015), Museo Archeologico di Atina e della Valle di Comino, Atina (2015), Villa Empain, Brussels (2014), Art Abu Dhabi, Saleh Barakat Gallery (2013), Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Korea (2012)

 

Dae Mee - het bijna eeuwige

Because she thinks the flowers are beautiful, is passionate about the beauty of flowers, Dae Mee Van der Haegen, Belgian artist of Korean descent, wanted to freeze them and make them a bit more eternal.

Starting from existing flowers that will ultimately determine the original shape, according to a unique process she developed, Dae Mee, like Egyptian mummies, changes the flowers to colour and compose them according to her wishes.

A Renaissance of the flower…

 

Arne Quinze’s Lupine Flower

In samenwerking met Arne Quinze en de Floraliën heeft Coutre de eer om tijdelijk een van de Lupine sculpturen van Quinze tentoon te stellen op de Kouter. Het grote werk is te bezichtigen vanaf 22/4, er zullen ook meerdere sculpturen van andere formaten te bezichtigen zijn in galerie Coutre.