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Marc Maet | The Aftermath

Marc Maet | The Aftermath

€38.00
ISBN: 9791092599022
Sizes: 24 x 29,5
Pages: 112
Cover: hardcover
Publisher: Roberto Polo Gallery | 2014
Exhibition at Roberto Polo Gallery 21.01.2014 - 23.03.2014

“I saw myself seeing myself”
... Marc Maet’s oeuvre may be divided into three periods. In the early 1980s, it is akin to the Expressionism of the Neue Wilde. While in the late 1980s, he followed the prevailing international painting trends, in the 1990s, Maet evolved towards a powerful and literary style deeply-rooted in the Belgian artistic heritage. Along with Philippe Vandenberg, Fik van Gestel and others, Maet is often regarded as a leading exponent of New Painting in Belgium.1 From 1991 to 2000, Maet’s painting is at the cutting edge between figurative and nonfigurative art. In the Belgian tradition of René Magritte and Marcel Broodthaers, the role of words is preponderant in Maet’s painting. Maet quotes from paintings by earlier artists to develop his own visual language. The word ‘language’ is appropriate, because certain symbolic images and words, with varying meanings, recur in his paintings. For instance, a mirror may appear alone, or amidst other objects and words that, by association, will evoke different meanings. Maet also turned to world literature and the writings of major philosophers for quotations.... (Ann M. Dijkstra)


Texts by Willem Elias and Ann M. Dijkstra