Entering the artistic space of Fred Eerdekens places the spectator in a semantic landscape in which what one had thought of as stable meanings are continually twisted and turned. What better way to figurize this than by letting the spectators themselves ‘twist and turn’ in trying to make sense of the objects. In spiralling around the objects, they in fact become direct figures of the play of logic that rules the objects. After the linguistic turn, and in the wake of post-structuralist thought, the topography of our mental landscapes has become increasingly intricate. The work of Fred Eerdekens attests to this fact and it provides a conceptual map of this, in many places still unknown territory.
-Hanjo Berressem, “Differentials and Diffractors. Objects by Fred Eerdekens”.
I've recently discovered the art of the Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens and felt that jolt of electricity I get when I see in image-form concepts that I can only express in words. I think that what I like most about his art is that it is inherently unstable, it changes from different directions and altering perspectives. Since I am consumed by notions of fleeting, permeability and the fragility of our ever-changing consciousness in my own work at the moment, I think my personal discovery of these artistic pieces is quite timely.
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