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Alucast Wallpieces by Bram Vanderbeke’s
Zuzanna Gasior
May 29, 2024

Belgian artist Bram Vanderbeke's Alucast Wallpieces are a series of aluminum cast wall sculptures that encapsulate his artistic philosophy and previous large-scale experiments.

These objects reflect his deep exploration of material and form, offering a dynamic visual experience that also demonstrates his consistent language of artistic expression.

The series is characterized by its raw, textured surfaces, the result of meticulously sculpted molds. These "scars" are not imperfections but deliberate marks that add depth and character to each piece. Vanderbeke's partial polishing technique further enhances their dual nature, allowing the sculptures to both reflect and absorb light. This creates a captivating effect that changes with the viewer's perspective and the ambient lighting, making each piece a living, breathing entity within a space.

At the core of Vanderbeke's philosophy is a fascination with the interactions between objects, their architectural environments, and their users. His *Architectural Objects* and rhythmic installations are conceived to transform spatial perceptions, often extending or redefining the spaces they inhabit. This approach blurs the lines between art and utility, challenging viewers to engage with their surroundings in new and unexpected ways.

Vanderbeke's works, whether displayed in private residences or public venues, act as catalysts for spatial dialogue. By creating new dimensions within existing environments, he invites a re-examination of how spaces are used and experienced. Each piece is not merely an addition to a space but an integral part of its identity, reshaping the way we perceive our physical surroundings.

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Zuzanna Gasior
May 29, 2024

Belgian artist Bram Vanderbeke's Alucast Wallpieces are a series of aluminum cast wall sculptures that encapsulate his artistic philosophy and previous large-scale experiments.

These objects reflect his deep exploration of material and form, offering a dynamic visual experience that also demonstrates his consistent language of artistic expression.

The series is characterized by its raw, textured surfaces, the result of meticulously sculpted molds. These "scars" are not imperfections but deliberate marks that add depth and character to each piece. Vanderbeke's partial polishing technique further enhances their dual nature, allowing the sculptures to both reflect and absorb light. This creates a captivating effect that changes with the viewer's perspective and the ambient lighting, making each piece a living, breathing entity within a space.

At the core of Vanderbeke's philosophy is a fascination with the interactions between objects, their architectural environments, and their users. His *Architectural Objects* and rhythmic installations are conceived to transform spatial perceptions, often extending or redefining the spaces they inhabit. This approach blurs the lines between art and utility, challenging viewers to engage with their surroundings in new and unexpected ways.

Vanderbeke's works, whether displayed in private residences or public venues, act as catalysts for spatial dialogue. By creating new dimensions within existing environments, he invites a re-examination of how spaces are used and experienced. Each piece is not merely an addition to a space but an integral part of its identity, reshaping the way we perceive our physical surroundings.

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