ucki ood are exhibiting in Brussels this weekend and I would highly recommend that you check it out.
Comprising Douglas and Rask (who could presumably have an alternate career as a pair of awesome seventies detectives), ucki ood is a transatlantic studio, originally formed in Brussels in 2010. Now Douglas is based in New York, while Rask remains in Brussels until the summer, when he will head back to his hometown of Seattle, and presumably make their lives a little easier.
Having previously exhibited at Burning Man in Nevada, in New York, and in Brussels, this show is described as a heartfelt farewell to Brussels, the city where they first met and collaborated.
The first thing you notice on stepping through the door is the gigantic baby curled up on the floor, with a further three smaller babies in the background. labour:release is a set of sculptures which sets out to explore the human condition, and which, I think, leaves everyone with a different, yet lasting, impression.
2:365 is an arresting piece of work, in which the mood of the artist is painted onto a different canvas everyday. Even with only 120 of the works on show, this piece is stunning. It’s amazing to be able to track someones mood over that period of time, just by looking at a wall of canvasses.
suspension is a multi disciplinary piece, comprising both painting and sculpture, which once again explores the mind of the artist, as well as modern society.
back home is, I think, my favourite project. I’m probably not going to do it justice, but I will attempt to explain it… The contours of the sitters back are mapped on canvas, and then painted based on the colours of aerial photographs of the sitters home region. These pieces are lovely, and not necessarily recognisable as backs at first glance. For expats, your home region is often more important to you than it necessarily would be if you had remained there, so it’s fantastic to be able to see where someone is from displayed in such a personal way.
The exhibition is open daily between 14h and 17h, from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd May 2013. Avenue Emile de Beco 116, 1050 Ixelles.