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Aaron Vergult. The Endless Path for the Flow of Current

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Thursday, 26 May 2016 to Saturday, 3 September 2016
Opening: 
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 6:00pm

New series of Aaron Vergult will be shown during the exhibition “The Endless Path for the Flow of Current” at NUNC Contemporary, starting from May 26, 2016.

Combining in his work video art and photography (in form of video stills) Aaron Vergult presents his first exhibition, which will subsequently be included in his upcoming book, dedicated to massive record of our contemporary existence, made by surveillance cameras in public and private places in different parts of the world spreading from the United States to New Zealand. Cctv (close-circuit television) cameras have recently become part of our everyday life, whether we are aware of being watched or not - new reality forces us to change our attitude to new safety technologies and devices.

"For the last years I was attracted to the aesthetics of low-resolution images" - Vergult in his works deliberately neglects the exact fixing of what is going on around with the means of traditional photography. He prefers low quality pictures, which are associated with non-staged and true life depiction. Fast reaction, desire to seize the moment, preference to the essence over the aesthetic and qualitative aspect of the picture - these are the main criteria denoting the works of Aaron Vergult. The double effect of being present and observing from aside - are the feelings we experience when looking at the newest series of Vergult.

The image of Edward Hopper's one of the most recognizable paintings of the last century “Nighthawks” involuntarily comes to our mind. It shows a dark deserted street at a late hour with a corner snack bar with large windows, through which several casual visitors can be seen. For a moment, you can imagine that this is also a still from a surveillance camera, located at the adjoining building, so real it seems.

Same tension arises when looking at Vergult’s works. Night scenes with usually no people, immediately give us this pressure that something is about to happen, a million stories may come out of his works.

More information is here: http://www.nunc-contemporary.be/exhibitions/aaron-vergult-solo-show1

Artist ( Description ): 

Aaron Vergult (°1992, Beveren, Belgium) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in mediums like painting, photography and mixed media. This varied choice of medium deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. His interest seeks out to controversial events in social and psychological matter, such as sectarian behavior, lucid dreaming and our experiences in virtual surroundings. The outcome of his imagery testifies of an extensive research towards his subjects by questioning existing typologies. Hereby the representation causes an open field for interpretation on the audience, where the puzzling facade of his work refers to the enigmas in human history. Like in his digital works, he often uses low res images to question the meaning and obviousness which we rely on in media involved understandings.

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DIRK +32 472 20 13 17
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NUNC Contemporary Gallery specializes in contemporary art and is based in Antwerpen, Belgium. NUNC Contemporary features art works from emerging and established artists, who utilize a variety of different artistic mediums including: photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and video. NUNC Contemporary participates in major fairs all over the world (PAN, SCOPE, Art Beijing, Art Moscow, Fotofever etc.), has an extensive gallery agenda as well as plan for exhibitions in museums, art centers and other outside venues. The value for NUNC is in artist's career management, which is carefully realized on mutual with the artist basis with commitment and dedication.

NUNC Contemporary , Antwerp

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