Born in 1979, Belgium. Lieves and works in Ghent.
The practice in the studio and practice of the world are moments that remain distinct , but that influence incessantly . A relationship that is also the one between the artist and the definition of a space for the image . This manifests itself in Simon Laureyns works. The artist maps the places for poster advertising in the city of Ghent , where he lives , by controlling the recycling of posters . Once they are layered enough, Laureyns waiting for the rain to disconnect a single mass, roll them and take them in the studio. In the closed materials are compounds, mounted on canvas and then stretched in a frame. The exposure of the back , made of glue on the billboard blue , as if it were a complaint made by a silent rebellion against the condensing uniqueness of advertising images, opens a space open and manifold. Here the perception meets a vent field of its mnemonic potential , visual and imaginative.
Exhibition at A+B: Solo show: next april 2017 / Group show Even A Birch Can Be Real, 2015 / Slash, 2016