Hans Demeulenaere

© Frauke Dendooven
© Frauke Dendooven


Hans Demeulenaere (1974, Belgium) researches the way we experience architectural objects and furniture within a sculptural reality. Sometimes, this way of experience is based on a reflective processing of the objects, sometimes on a change due to small additions or modifications.

The series of sculptural objects also question notions of presentation and display, and in particular the exhibition architecture. When does it become the object as pedestal? Where does it become a part of a sculpture? And when is the object eventually a sculpture? Hans Demeulenaere is looking for an interaction with other artists and with the spaces in which he works and exhibits. Architecture –in particular Modernism – and exhibition structures form the main basis for this. There is always a reference that questions the experience and perception.