Dibond mirror, painted aluminium, light bulb, rubber wire, 80 cm diameter, variable height, produced in a limited edition of 10. (installation costs are not included)
For "Endless Lamp" from 2016, the artist duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh translated concepts of their artistic practice to the familiar object of a lamp. With the aid of an integrated mirror, they have created a surreal perception which suggests a physical, round cut-out in the ceiling, through which a light bulb is suspended from an imaginary upper room.
Nate Lights' Artist Editions is curated by Ben Van den Berghe.
read more about Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is an artistic collaboration, established by Pieterjan Gijs (*1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (*1983) after they graduated as architects. Both live and work in Leuven.
Their work mainly consists of site-specific installations, sculptures and architectural projects. Central to their practice is a research into the fundaments of constructing and their impact upon the viewer. The duo misappropriates the language of architecture to use it as a medium for relatively autonomous and self-reflexive projects.
Among their earlier works are: ‘The Upside Dome’ (Leuven, 2010), ‘Reading between the Lines’ (Borgloon, 2011), ‘Framework’ (Leuven, 2012), ‘Bridge’ (Brussels, 2014) and Labyrint (Genk, 2015).
They have participated in group shows at De Singel in Antwerp, Z33 in Hasselt and the Belgian Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Biennale and recently had their first solo exhibition ‘Sections’ at gallery valerie_traan in Antwerp.
Find out more: www.gijsvanvaerenbergh.com