Roeland Tweelinckx

1970 Duffel, Belgium

Lives and works in Kontich, Antwerp, BE

Hang in there, 2020, 67 x 14 x 5 cm, acrylic tube, metal and paint
Blue Column’s (intervention), 2014, dimensions variable, wood, paint and the architectural environment
Half full, 2013, cola bottle, cola and resin, 20 x 6 x 6 cm

Deriving from the tradition of conceptual art, Roeland Tweelinckx plays with a viewer’s perception and comprehension of objects in a certain space. The artist creates absurd spatial settings by using ordinary household objects and architectonical features. He deforms these objects, and then places them back where one would legitimately expect them to be, or, the other way around – he displaces the objects in their original form to install them at some most unexpected locations. By modifying the nature and the context of his objects, the artist provokes the viewer to reconsider the situation. Sometime an illogical sobriety, the other time a hilarious nonsense – once noticed, Tweelinckx’s humorous interventions take over the entire space, irrespective of how minimalistic or invisible they are intended to be.

excerpt from text by Maja Lozic for the exhibition  “Duplicates” at Irene Laub Galerie 2016

website Roeland Tweelinckx

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