Jean-Luc Moulène

19 April 2018 to 29 June 2018
Galerie Greta Meert
13 Rue du Canal
Brussels
1000
Belgium

When Gertrude Stein wrote, ‘act as though there is no use in a centre’, she intended this positively. The works of Jean-Luc Moulène are similarly centre-less, without being obscure. Moulène’s exhibition at Galerie Greta Meert is a selection of his uncanny objects as well as two-dimensional experiments in colour pairings. His works hover between categories, like the sculpture Voïd (Paris, 2017) (2017), which resembles an overturned black Réne Magritte hat. Meanwhile, a number of abstract works seem like colour studies in which gold or silver leaves on panel alternate with bright colours, using cheap materials (like felt-tip marker) with expensive ones (gold and silver). Moulène’s sculptures are regularly enigmatic, and at times delightfully inscrutable: Méduse (Paris, 2018) (2018) is a bronze that is coloured an unreal blue patina; and the work Mais (Paris, 2018) (2018), meanwhile, is an oblong sculpture in which bead-like cold ridges show the outline of a cob of corn. Also on view is a promising selection of paintings by young artist Carlos Caballero, whose geometrical canvases pair abstract gestures with precise, figurative imagery.

- Pablo Larios

Location
Galerie Greta Meert
13 Rue du Canal
Brussels
1000
Belgium

Galerie Greta Meert


13 Rue du Canal
Brussels
1000
Belgium