Koenraad Dedobbeleer


Last outcry of the chaos of the recent past, 2010
enamel on steel
height: 130 cm, diameter: 210 cm


Their value as information is of the same order as fiction, 2010
metall, ceramics
height: 279 cm / diameter: 92 cm


Da gibt´s auch gar nichts gross zu definieren, 2010
varnished oakwood
237 x 237 x 167 cm


An avowed classic, 2010
latex paint on styrofoam
48 x 40 x 45 cm


Devoted to a waste of time, 2005
Wood, carpet
200 x 25 x 295 cm


Listen to the distance between us, 2004
Pedestals, 8 black and white prints mounted on Forex
70 x 70 x 230 cm and 70 x 100 cm


Lost chances, 2005
Wood pedestal covered with fabric, c-print on Forex
70 x 50 x 50 cm and 20 x 30 cm


Untitled, 2002
Ply wood, iron racks, bulbs, cables
Dimensions variable


Wolves pee to mark their territory 2, 2005
C-print on Diacec
60 x 40 cm


Wolves pee to mark their territory 3, 2005
C-print on Diacec
60 x 40 cm

Koenraad Dedobbeleer

The works of Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer (1975) sharpen our perspective of a multilayered relationship of objects and their appearance, in sculptures that are simultaneously sculpture and also serve as the pedestal of another sculpture, or a photograph that shows a sculpture, or better put, an object, that can be read as sculpture due to its placement, or found objects that are enlarged and refer to their original while at the same time taking on a different form. Apparently everyday objects are liberated from their standard use and undergo in their recontextualization a revaluation. Koenraad de Dobbeleer constructs references that prove to be traps of perception. He then again creates objects whose individual elements can seem generally familiar, yet are able to disturb. In light of the exhibition site in question, the artist modifies usually functional objects like tables, perforated intermediate walls or columns, often using photographs, projections, and film, or individual writing elements. Objects and elements are developed into larger units and amalgamate to form spaces in which the individual parts comment on one another on different levels.

Koenraad Deddobbeleer’s work has been widely exhibited in Europe at venues such as: Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium (2014); Gesellschaft Aktueller Kunst, Bremen, Germany (2014); De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands (2013); Le Crédac: Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2013); Castillio / Coralles, Paris, France (2012); Lok/Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2012); Georg Kargl Fine Arts (2010); Reception, Berlin, Germany (2012; 2010); Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (2010); Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2009); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2007). His work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions. Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.