Les filles se marient dans les rideaux
Eric Van de Walle
Medium: Mixed media
Eric Van de Walle was resident at Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, from January to June 2014, during which he conducted visual art research. His encounters at Lafayette Anticipation enabled him to develop his approach. As he moves away from design to do more artistic work, Eric Van de Walle is in search of a new “palette of materials” as he puts it, in order to create installations using various elements and processes.
At the confluence of minimalist abstraction and decorative arts, the furniture of Eric Van de Walle preserves the strong intention to discard the obvious. The pieces are not always identifiable, yet still respond to criteria of use and function, to a form of elementary convenience. Les filles se marient dans les rideaux : Le déguisement, mixed media, 2014 Ce qui nous ressemble, photographs and glass, 2014, (extract from Un trajet, capturing a Florence Vax train ride) Le soldat Noguchi, waterproof chipboard, 2013 Agglomérat, waterproof chipboard, 2014 Column, pizza boxes, Carrara marble, 2014 Plate-forme, linoleum, 2014 Charlotte sometimes, steel, plastic drawer, photographs, 2014