Lacquered wood, glass, 4GB USB stick, LED strip, produced in a limited edition of 10.
'The Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation', 2016 by Wesley Meuris is a clear-cut light sculpture that demands to be taken seriously. Its neutral, soft gray appearance and calculated proportions emphasize this installation's meticulously conceived design.
The work illustrates a set-up with a memory stick in the center of attention. The memory stick, as a container for data, holds the insight and in-depth explanation of ‘the Nature of Electromagnetic Radiation’. Nevertheless, the stick is protected by a sheet of glass, unreachable, creating a suspense of the void versus knowing…
Nate Lights' Artist Editions is curated by Ben Van den Berghe.
read more about Wesley Meuris
Wesley Meuris (*1977) lives and works in Antwerp.
Drawings, sculptures and installations by the Belgian artist Wesley Meuris, present a strongly architectural, or even scientific, character. Things which could, at first glance, appear as devices for presenting works or other artefacts, are, in fact, works of art in themselves. By bringing these mechanisms and demonstration objects to light, the artist points at our way of presenting and seeing things. By exhibiting, for example, animal cages left empty or a theme park kiosk, inanimate and reduced to its simplest apparatus, he hopes to show us things which usually escape our view but which, nonetheless, play a primordial role in our daily interpretation of the world which surrounds us. His sculptures and installations are often accompanied by drawings and analytical schemas which strengthen the functional character of these subjects.
Wesley Meuris' works have been presented in solo exhibitions at MuZEE in Ostend, Palais de Justice in Poitiers, Gallery Jerome Poggi in Paris, Annie Gentils Gallery in Antwerp, Jeudi in Geneva, SMAK in Ghent, Casino Luxembourg, STUK in Leuven and in group exhibitions at De Centrale in Brussels, Kunsthalle Wien, Tent in Rotterdam, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork, Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Gallery Ronny Van de Velde in Knokke, Be-Part in Waregem, Middelheim Sculpture Park in Antwerp, M HKA in Antwerp and W139 in Amsterdam a.o.
Find out more: www.wesleymeuris.be and www.anniegentilsgallery.com