Hugo Debaere

°1958 - +1994

Hugo Debaere °1985 - + 1994 (B) lived and worked in Ghent, (B), Krefeld (G)

 

Debaere’s work displays influences from both Western and African art.

On his travels in Africa he encountered the apparently simple patterns through which man is in contact with the natural world around him, and the naturalness with which materials are recycled and take a new functional identity.

 

From 1990 to 1993 he did large sculptures on the basis of animal manure mixed with wood glue and urine applied to metal mesh or jute. Such sculptures as Grote Borst (1992) (Big Breast), Nimba (1991), Oor (1991) (Ear) and Slang (1991) (Snake) referred to primal myths of origin, death, fertility, etc. Altough these forms have a great expressive impact, the way they are displayed gives them a certain triviality.

Hanging in space, with no stable point of contact, the asume a lightness that can be interpreted as the loss of any ability to find a place in a world that is increasingly brushing aside myths of origin.

 

 

Hugo Debaere:

°1958, Ghent - 1994 Ghent (BE)

Worked and lived in Ghent, (B), Krefeld (G)

Represented by BruthausGallery, Waregem (B)

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS

1979 - Joost Declercq, Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 56/Baudelostraat 61, Ghent (B)

1982 - Vereniging Aktuele Kunst vzw Gewad, Ghent (B)

1983 - PROMSKI, Stedelijk Kunstinstituut Gent (B)

1984 - Kilimanjaro nr.3 , Galerie AdG, Gent (B)

            Kilimanjaro nr.1 & nr.3 , Beursschouwburg, Brussel (B)

1985 - Galerij Gabbro, Gent, (B)

1986 - Galerie Oude Gracht 380 , Utrecht (NL)

1987 - Galerie S&H. De Buck, Gent, (B)

1988 - Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (B) - presentation of the Monograph

            ‘Hugo Debaere’ published by Galerie Oude Gracht 380

1992 - Richard Foncke Gallery, Gent (B)

1993 - Dorp en Dal, Gent (B)

         - Fabrik Heeder, Krefeld (D) - Das Lied von der Erde, Das Belgische Haus, Köln (D)

1995 - Museum Of Contemporary Art , Gent (B)

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS

1981 - Coming People - Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (B)

1983 -  Kunst na ’72 - Stedelijk Kunstinstituut Gent (B) (performance Kilimanjaro nr.1

1985 - Derde festival Jonge Cineasten - Beursschouwburg, Brussel (B)

1986 - Deelproject-initiatief 86 - PROMSKI , Kramersplein, Gent (B)

          - Galerie S&H. De Buck, Gent, (B)

          - Gent 86 - CC Berchem, Antwerpen (B)

          - Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)

          - De Meervaart - Amsterdam (NL)

1988 - Ieper, Stad vol Kunst - Ieper (B)

          - Binnenskamers - Gele Zaal, Gent (B)

          - Confrontatie & Confrontaties - Museum of Contemporary Art Gent (B)

1989 - Carte Blanche a Jan Hoet / Pauvreté et Baroque - Musée de Beaux-Arts, Le Havre (FR)

          - So Long, Mrs & Mr. Matis - Galerie S&H. De Buck, Gent, (B)

1990 - Zoersel ’90 - Domein Kasteel van Halle, Zoersel (B)

          - Tempels, Zuilen, Sokkels - CC De Werf, Aalst (B)

1992 - Synergie ’92 - Opus Operandi - Gent (B)

          - Symposium - Hotel Navarra, Brugge (B)

          - No Man’s Island - Richard Foncke Gallery, Gent (B)

1993 - Paradise Lost - CC Berchem, Antwerpen (B)

          - We are Going Slowly - Nassauische Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (D)

          - Transfer , Sint Pietersabdij - Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent (B)

1994 - Transfer - Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen (D)

          - Transfer - Musée des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi (B)

          - Transfer - Michelangelostraat, Brussels (B)

          - Het Lelijke Eendje - Centrum t’ Elzenveld, Antwerp (B) - De Griffioen - Sint-Pauwels (B)

1995 - Bïennale van Johannesburg - Johannesburg (S-A) (postmortem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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