Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

David Boon

Represented by Base-Alpha Gallery

Born in 1978 - Belgium Lives and works in Boechout, Belgium

David Boon's work arises from his graphic gaze and how he opens that gaze (with feeling). Through a controlled observation of old magazines, his eye falls on image fragments that he can abstract from a whole. He calls these his one-cuts. Such a onecut is the beginning of his family of shapes. Vorm 1 (onecut) has resulted in Vorm 2, and consequently also Vorm 3 and Vorm 4. He consistently uses these forms to tell his story. Sometimes separately, sometimes in parts and sometimes combined into a composition. But always in connection with each other, because one form flows from the other. By twisting and turning the shapes and forcing them into certain positions, residual shapes and new shapes sometimes emerge. It is also important to give this attention and perhaps re-isolate it. David builds a world of his own with these forms, inviting you to explore it, to pay attention and thus enrich the experience and the imagination.