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29 June 1936 Boom, Belgium (brickmakers’ festive day)

 

first reliefs, collages and small sculptures

 

honorable mention 'Prize Young Belgian Painting 1956' - "Groot wit"

 

experiments with colour and materials, mostly zinc and iron - first personal exhibition in

'Les Contemporains' - Brussels, (15 - 27/2/58)

 

works with pulverized brick in filler - drawing in Indian ink during military service

member G58 Hessenhuis, Antwerp

 

reliefs and bas-reliefs + a few paintings without extra materials

 

reliefs with bicycle chains "Rood punt"

 

apart from the reliefs also deeper boxes - larger sizes, more variety in materials,

some of them in bright colours

 

"Altaar om de schijnheiligheid te bestrijden": first monumental work and first protest work

(exhibition Mouvement Phases - Museum Elsene)

 

"Het hemels hinkspel" (Berthe-Art prize)

 

De Russische roulette: first environment: Gallery Saint Laurent, - Brussels, (5 - 24/2/66)

"De engelse soldaat" precursor of a series of iron sculptures, next to assemblages,

objects and sculptures, mainly in wood

 

"Het grote orgel" (KMSK Antwerp)

 

"Burger Lijken Stand"

 

"Het concilie van Wounded Knee" (Flemish Community): environment with the Indian as the central figure, symbol of the oppressed, the destitute, the dishonored, the abused, the mutilated...

the outcasts of the earth

 

"De zonnewagen" (open-air museum Middelheim, Antwerp)

 

more protest works against religions and against various types of pollution

 

"Opgedragen aan Red Cloud"

 

"Handelingen XXVI, 24 Ge Raaskalt..." (Free University Brussels)

 

"Luchtschip om over een rode zee aan de wandaden van de mens te ontsnappen"

 

'De laatste dag, als het heidens oog vol is' (Ugent) - donated by R. & C. De Neef

 

first 'Portret van Paul Klee' (fascination for Klee's work from the very beginning)

 

"Gepantserd strandkarretje": simultaneously anti-war and anti-violence as well as an ode to Breughel

 

Prize 'Louis-Paul Boon'

Watou : "Waarom vermoordt ge niet alle Indianen met Yperiet?"

7 works to Max Ernst (the number 7 plays an important part from then on)

 

"Belgica" underground station Belgica (Brussels)

 

"J'ai rendez-vous avec vous" (to my friend Walter Van Herp)

after another "Portret van Paul Klee" follows a whole series of 'greetings to': Schlemmer, Duchamp, Picabia, Rothko, Broodthaers, Jul De Roover, Florence Nightingale

 

later followed by Marlène Dietrich, Malevitch, then in 1993 Cox, Fautrier, Miro, Puni; from literature the South-American authors: Marquez, Galeano, Arguedas, Llosa and European authors: Van Ostayen, Marguerite Duras, Thomas Bernhardt, a.o. later still: a.o. Soutine, Cornell, Schoonhoven, Mondriaan, Morandi, Jawlensky, Gauguin, Delahaut, de Staël and the aboriginal Rover Thomas

the first greetings to Paul Joostens date from 1967, the most recent ones from 2004:

"Groeten aan nonkel Paul"

 

clean-cut architectural sculptures in Cor-Tensteel "Gesloten toren" and assemblages in iron such as Libertad I & II (Free University Brussels), "Spoor"

 

"(s)lang" exhibition Cultureel Centrum Spinoy (Mechelen)

 

Zij leren lezen: Conscience Building (Flemish Community, Brussels)

"Zonne wijzer": Zonnebeke (roundabout De Brieke)

'Gravensteen' - Grafsteen (Gravensteen, Ghent in cooperation with Willie Verhegge)

 

"Muur met zeven steunberen (en trap)" (Mechelen)

 

"De boom van Soutine"

 

"Livresse" environment in collaboration with Demian (Antwerp 2003)

from 2001 to 2005 assemblages and collages - uses more colours in his work: especially red

"Eerste brief aan William Faulkner" (collectie KSMKA)

 

exhibition in the Royal Library in Brussels

from 2005 onwards numerous objects

extensive exhibition (Braempavillion Middelheim open air museum Antwerp 2009)

"Rood-groene scene", "Stap", "Drietrap"

 

moves "Opgedragen aan de steenbakkers" (1966) to an old brickyard building in De Schorre in Boom

 

very simple structures (maquettes?) "Openbouw 3" after a visit to Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau

in reaction to these complicated structures "De toren van Soutine"

 

suddenly a.o. again 7 collages: "Brief aan Paul Klee", "Brief aan Chaim Soutine", "brief aan Giorgio Morandi", "brief aan Kurt Schwitters", "Brief aan Joseph Cornell", "brief aan Constantin Brancusi" and
"Brief aan Wassily Kandinsky"

 

7 boxes with ordnance maps from WWI

book: “From 1914 (and before) to 1918 (and later) with 28 collages”

"De trap naar het huis van Soutine"

 

"Huis van Soutine" (7 objects)

"O. Schlemmer beweging" (7 boxes)

"Stoel van Soutine" (7 objects)

"W.O. '14-'18" (7 boxes)

 

double abstract collages "Rose collage"

"Groeten aan Van Tongerloo" and "Groeten aan Georges Braque"

"Quarantaine" (box with 40 small drawers)

+ objects + 50 collages "ongeloof" (postcard size)