Artist: Thomas Lerooy
Exhibition title: Playground
Venue: Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Date: October 15, 2017 – March 4, 2018
Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Note: Exhibition press release can be found here
For his exhibition, Playground in the museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, the Belgian artist Thomas Lerooy (born 1981) plays willfully with the exhibition space. A playful, well-thought-out scenography underlining a disillusion of time and space, leads the spectator through a quirky presentation of drawings and sculptures. Lerooy’s work is strongly related to classical sculpture through his thorough technical perfection and monumental presence, while at the same time referring to decay and regeneration. The exhibition is conceived as a sculptural trajectory, which, like his work, is characterized by an alienating tension between movement and inertia but equally balances between poetry and irony.