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Indépendent Régence features The Approach London by John Stezaker

During Brussels Art Days – 11 to 13 September – Independent Régence will open the season with the Brittish artist John Stezaker and his first solo exhibition “The Approach London” in Belgium.Stezaker has been influential to a number of developments in art over the last three decades, from...
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During Brussels Art Days – 11 to 13 September – Independent Régence will open the season with the Brittish artist John Stezaker and his first solo exhibition “The Approach London” in Belgium.

Stezaker has been influential to a number of developments in art over the last three decades, from Conceptual art to Appropriation art, through to the re-emergence of collage. Using found photographs and printed material, his collages involve various interventions such as excisions, maskings, cuts, rotations and visual concordances. Juxtaposing disparate sources, his work creates compelling new images. For the solo exhibition at the gallery, The artist will show for the first time a combination of collages and found objects. Hands of figures in historic film stills and actors’ promotional material feature in many of his collages, a part of the human body often seen but rarely considered. Using discarded hands from display mannequins as his sculptural subject matter, he re-appropriates their original use and function by presenting them in a new, revised context. Here both found image and object engage in a sensory interplay, exploring touch as a visual motif.

The exhibition at Independent  will run until 24 October 2015.

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