Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

Bram Dejonghe

Represented by DMW Gallery

Born in 1985 – Belgium Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands

Bram De Jonghe aims to confuse, to elicit questions. He works mainly as a sculptor, creating spatial interventions that probe the boundary between art and reality. At the crossroads where those meet, something absurd arises. Bram believes in man as a creator, solver, and finder, and he favours the visual residue of do-it-yourself spirituality, renouncing an elitist definition of art. “Art does not serve. My work has a kind of absurdity with a function.” It plays a game with expectations, such as people’s preconceived notions of the ‘readymade’. De Jonghe’s work often has no rational basis, inviting viewers to engage with it on an emotional level, instead of starting from the rational frameworks modern man uses to relativise feelings.