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Bram Van Breda
Entangled Splendor

8 Jan. - 8 Feb. 2021









Obsidian is proud to present you one of Blegium’s greatest talents of textile art. For the expo Entangled Splendor, Bram Van Breda (1992° Lier) questions our desire for splendor in a society of spectacle and the inevitable repetition it brings forth.







Through his work a play unfolds, performed by the unwanted matter he collects in the streets and textile industry. His fascination for theater and scenery comes from a deep interest in space as a construction. A recurring element in Van Breda’s work is the way he questions his own position by becoming ‘another’, an actor. Here the actor has already left the stage and is present in the attributes and scenes he left behind.







In this expo Van Breda brings together the repetitive act of the industrial making process with the stage where actors are given roles and actions are performed in a precise order. For the textile works Van Breda makes use of transition zones between two weavings, where the weaver interferes in order to keep the production going. Weaving as a spatial activity is amplified by presenting the textile pieces free from the wall. In this way the works seem to want to move away from the white walls, giving at the same time a lightness to each piece. Again, a state of trans and movement occurs.
It are those human traces of both the operator and the artist that guide us through a never-ending interspace.


             




Bram Van Breda (Lier) is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in Brussels. In 2016 he graduated from a Master in Textile Arts at Luca School of Arts in Ghent. Bram has presented exhibitions in Cas-Co, Leuven, The Truman Breweries, London (U.K.), among many others as well as recidencies in BAC Atelier in Leuven, Gastatelier LeoXIII in Tilburg (NL). He has received many prices and was nominated for the Young and Mad Design awards MAD Brussels.


Bram Van Breda




Bram Van Breda

Converstaion Piece 1, 2020
Yarn on sisal weaving
90 x 60 cm

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Bram Van Breda

Interlude  , 2020
Yarn on sisal weaving
100 x 60 cm

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Bram Van Breda

Troubadour, 2020 
Pink jacket with pearl strings


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Bram Van Breda

Dawn - aube - dageraad  , 2020
Yarn on sisal weaving
200 x 120 cm

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Bram Van Breda

After the parade, 2020
Sisal, wool & yarn 
210 x 196 cm

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Bram Van Breda

After the parade, 2020
Sisal, wool & yarn
210 x 196 cm


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Bram Van Breda

Conversation piece 2, 2020 
Yarn on sisal weaving
90 x 60 cm

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Bram Van Breda

Conversation piece 2, 2020
Yarn on sisal weaving
90 x 60 cm


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Bram Van Breda   

Splendor, 2020 
Ceramic and glass pearls


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