12.05 — 26.06.2021

Zeno X Gallery, Godtsstraat 15, 2140 Antwerp

The Stage 2020

The Stage, 2020, Oil on canvas, 250,4 x 268,2 cm, Courtesy Zeno X Gallery

An exhibition of new work at Zeno X Gallery.

The exhibition centres on four monumental canvases on which numbers are painted. The numbers are in fact based on film stills the artist made from his own films from the 1980s.

The other paintings in the exhibition capture stilled moments of inactivity. It is no coincidence that the current pandemic has had a similar effect: life seems to be on pause and we just have to wait and see what the post-Covid world will look like.

The numbers are at once abstract and concrete, but also universal. They seem to be counting down to something new and refer to the statistical reality with which we are constantly confronted by the media.

At the back of the gallery, a new animated film is shown, titled ‘Happy Birthday’. The series of drawings on which this film is based is also on view.