In convenience we trust
Elke Andreas Boon
08.03 - 02.05.2020
Elke Andreas Boon, ‘In convenience we trust’ – 08 March – 02 May 2020
Visual artist Elke Andreas Boon uses different media. She builds installations in which she confronts different works with each other.
With her work, Elke Andreas Boon inquires what makes human beings human. The tension that exists between satisfying and avoiding social expectations. The individual choices towards the global world. After the beautiful, often sensual first impression that the works make, a reality slowly filters through and confronts the observer with a vague uncertainty about the absurdity of being human. The works do not offer solutions; the questions that she raises remain unanswered. However, the layers of meaning and nuances do pile up.
For Elke Andreas Boon, the artistic calling is a radical choice for freedom and a vow to remain unattached to social structures.
Her work witnesses a very personal sensibility, sometimes brutally direct, other times silently beautiful. The strength of her work lies in the integrity with which she communicates. Her refusal to give the viewer direction in any interpretation, forces everyone to seize the freedom to reflect on their own meaning.
Elke Andreas Boon lives and work in Ghent. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent. She is no longer an obscure artist in the art world. She established her name with numerous exhibitions in Belgium – Photo Museum Antwerp, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, Raveel Museum in Machelen-Zulte – and abroad De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, Guangdong Museum of Art in China, Camara Oscura in Madrid, etc. The appearance of her work in book form, a bundling of her photographic portraits of children and adolescents with night images of hiding places and trains, is entitled ‘Monologen’ and is published by Ludion.
Her work can be found in S.M.A.K. Ghent; FOMU Antwerp; MDD Deurle and the Province of East Flanders.
In addition to being a visual artist, she is also a musician and composer at G A U S S.