The Netherlands - Amsterdam - De Brakke Grond - Frederik Heyman - A Full Stomach14/09/2010
October 8 - November 7, 2010
De Brakke Grond presents new work by Antwerp visual artist and (fashion)photographer Frederik Heyman (1984). Heyman builds detailed tableaux and uses these once only for a photographic illustration. He also uses video images and drawings to show another side: how the building process evolves into the final result. Abstraction, humour and detailed visual language are always present, and the outside world also frequently comes peeking around the corner.
Two series of such 'photographic illustrations' form the basis for the exhibition. The Weather Project shows how the environment looks during attacks by wind, lightening or water. Heyman spends long periods – sometimes weeks at a time – on his theatrical decors; the end result is the photo. We also see the same image in his videos, but becalmed yet surrounded by a mysterious, moving environment. During the process, the artist also makes drawings that arise associatively from the work. In The Roof Top Project we see a simple roof that can protect or conceal something else: everywhere, any time. Beneath it, new situations constantly arise: painfully recognizable or poignantly tender.
Image: Your deconstructive vision was making me nervous, from the series The Rooftop Project (c) Frederic Heyman.