Jos Devriendt Space Horizon
"I painted one day a week there, for four seasons. I then proceeded to select colors from these aquarelles to create three-dimensional horizons in porcelain with a ceramic glaze."
Invited by Pierre Marie Giraud for a third solo exhibition, Jos Devriendt unveils a new chapter in his practice, a research developed during a year spent by the seaside in Ostende. During his residency, Devriendt scrutinized and painted the horizon in an exercise of capture the fleeting colors and subtle palette of the sea and sky of the North Sea.
Every piece of his new series ‘Space Horizon’ bears an horizon line, and embeds Devriendt’s fascination for the plays of light on and within a ceramic object. "The transparent luminaires add a new dimension to these horizons, as they look completely different in daytime compared with night time. By day, they light up because of the natural, outside light. At night, the artificial light illuminates the transparent glazed porcelain from within."
Jos Devriendt has produced a large collection of lamps and plates, a round the clock variation on the horizon line.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the publication I am I featuring an overview of Jos Devriendt’s career will also be presented.