• 01.08.2020 - Elena Minyeyevtseva

    01.08.2020 - Elena Minyeyevtseva

    We are excited to announce our new Wunderwall wonder! Elena Minyeyevtseva will turn The Wunderwall into a colourfull, dreamlike world!

    Elena Minyeyevtseva’s (° 1989, Kirovohrad, Ukraine, Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium) practice consists of drawings, 

    paintings and textile experiments. 

    At first sight, the work of Elena Minyeyevtseva offers a colourful dreamlike world - images inhabited by diverse creatures and fluid-like, moldable shapes. Her composite images are pieced together by the artist’s direct imagination, a place where elements share the same space but not necessarily relate to each other. 
    While taking a closer look, the precise meaning of the elements remain more difficult to decipher by sight alone than initially thought. The elements much like memories are defected. They are suggestions of something else, a mixture of real and aloof storytelling.  "An outing of a desire to portray the intuitive, through an unconscious doodle like sculpting technique, showcases emotional unpredictability. "
    Elena Minyeyevtseva carefully sculpts her subjects, layer by layer, through time consuming repetitive movements. As a result, the qualities of her work arise in the surfaces that shimmer, shine and reflect, turning into almost toxic metallic particles. The use of sharp stripes brings a sense of mass and a sense of dimensionality to her work. Moreover, the repetitive movements give the artist the ability to escape time and dissolve into the work itself. 
    In the end, the process leads to a more intimate understanding of the artist's inner world. 
  • Upcoming works

  • The works will be available on the website from 01.08.2020 - (CET 10.00 AM). If you wish to be reminded about the release - subscribe to our mailinglist to stay up to date! 

  • 05.09.20 - Melancholympics, Curated by Sasha Bogojev

    Through centuries Olympic games became the synonym for the unbeatable, ever-evolving human spirit, and seeing it postponed for the first time in history felt like a big blow for mankind. Instead of watching others pushing their physical capabilities on the big world stage, we found ourselves maneuvering our psychological conditions locked in our homes. Instead of enjoying the energy, the drive, and the uncertainty of competition, we were left experiencing lethargy, melancholy, and the uncertainty of our basic life norms.

    Curated by Sasha Bogojev for Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery's The Wunderwall project, Melancholympics is marking this historic moment by showcasing the works by international artists whose practice revolves around finding beauty in such, for most people, uneasy and confusing atmosphere. Through an abundance of subdued hues and the endless spectrums of grays and browns, they are prophetically guiding us through it, armed with years of experience living socially distant lives. Whether portraying their subjects gazing in the distance or existing expressionless and numb to the world around them, constructing suggestive settings that evoke the ambiance of remoteness and disconnection, or depicting mundane details seen through a filter of indifference and sadness, these creatives suddenly became visionaries of the new normal we're experiencing.

    05.09.20 - Melancholympics

    Curated by Sasha Bogojev