Jelle Martens


things, tricks, truths, toys, tales, traps, trends
Febuary 6th & February 7th 2021
BLANCO, Ghent

He wears a mask - he pretends to be an idling, strolling observer of others: an amused spectator. He watches people on the street, in shops, in cafes: wherever he finds them he notes their peculiarities and imagines their lives. Like a naturalist with a bone of an unknown creature, he extrapolates and forms an entire animal in his mind's eye. It is his joy; it is his defence: he revels in life, so as to ignore death. For its shadow lies over him.

Group exhibition with works from Renée Pevernagie, Bart Spitaels, Lore Smolders, Jelle Martens, Tim Bruggeman, Jelena Vanoverbeek, Dominiek Colpaert and Pieter De Clercq.

Photos by © Leontien Allemeersch