Ritsart Gobyn @ 1.1 million pounds

za 27.11.2021 - zo 23.01.2022

Barbé Urbain
Penitentenstraat 29
9000 Gent

website: www.barbe-urbain.com/11millionpounds

WILLEM BOEL | CHARLIE DE VOET | RITSART GOBYN
Opening weekend : Sat. & Sun. 27 - 28 November | 14.00 - 18.00

The paintings of Ritsart Gobyn (BE, 1985) seem effortless at first glance. A coincidental yet balanced composition of magazine shreds, sometimes referring to old masters, unintentional residues of paint and leftover yellow tape. The accumulation of these elements bring forth a whole of ongoing traces that register the decisions made by the artist. Rather then employing his technical know-how of trompe l'oeil for mere illusionistic purposes, Ritsart Gobyn introduces painting that is process-referential. Catching one’s own inability to perceive things objectively, the viewer is confronted with the rhetorical possibilities of painting.