Jurgen Maelfeyt & Lien Van Leemput
Art Paper Editions
978 94 6477 583 9
19 × 26 cm, 80 p, ills colour, unbound, elastic band
A fascination with (childhood) memories, dreams and the question of how we should now deal with the unreliability of our own memory is the common thread in the painting and drawing oeuvre of Belgian artist Gideon Kiefer. On a second level, Kiefer’s work reads rather socially critical. In the layering of his works, the artist displays an apocalyptic atmosphere linked to the growing climate crisis. Landscapes caught under a bell jar or carefully placed in a monumental architectural structure, trees stripped bare to brittle branches,... These are just some of the many metaphors depicting this calamity. In the Paardenstallen, Kiefer literally takes the visitor to the Neerpelt woods of his youth.