The lights at the end of the tunnel
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Arnaud Eubelen – Liège, Belgium, 1991 - works in the no-man’s land between sculpture and design, questioning our assumptions leading from concepts to objects and the measure to which construction material are taken for granted, re-appropriating and re-valuing the various industrial building-stones of our world by shifting their use and context to highlight the intrinsic qualities and values.
By sensibly re-wiring and re-writing the urban context that surrounds us through different material layers with their own narratives and lives, he views the streets of our man-made world we live in as hardware stores or a ‘matériotheque’ as he puts it.
Through the realization of supposedly day to day objects of use with his distinctively different approach, deliberately disrespecting the established codes towards materials and their intended use, his practice leads to a body of works pertaining to the world of design but build from repurposed industrial redundancies, creating unique objects with particular identities bridging gaps between art and luxury to the industrialized world.
Arnaud Eubelen, parts