Antoine Goossens: At The Wunderwall Antwerp

Jun 24 - Aug 27, 2023

Antoine Goossens artwork embodies a visual game where contrasting elements actively engage with one another. This interaction is achieved through a strategic blend of painterly virtuosity and expressive graphic components. From a conceptual standpoint, this approach can be interpreted as a dynamic interplay between the emotionally charged expressions, and the starkness of the concrete. As a result, the images oscillate between the realms of construction and deconstruction, or between negation and affirmation. Central to Goossens artistic language is the utilization of symbolism, often drawing inspiration from childhood themes. At times, the artist incorporate literal representations of toys, employing them as source material for his paintings. Ultimately, Goossens goal is to create playful yet direct images that effectively communicate with the viewer.