Wesley Meuris


Sculptures & Installations
120 x 160 x 150 cm
wood, tiles and plant

The title of the exhibition, Sightseeing, must consequently not be understood only in the primary meaning of tourism; it also attests to a cultural history of gaze, where the perception of a minimal sculpture encounters the set designs of a large department store. Meuris combines the archetypal forms that give the impression of a “semi-realistic” facsimile. Although the reference of the original object remains plausible, the result tends towards a generic abstraction that leaves the visitor in uncertainty as to the exact nature of the place. With its green plant and its gate, Corner (2013) is a hybrid sculpture half way between a waiting room and a showroom.