But Morning Never Came – Joris Vanpoucke

from Thursday 23 April till Saturday 30 May, 2020

Virtual tour of exhibition – video by: Ferry Elbaghdadi

 

Gerhard Hofland is proud to present But Morning Never Came, the first solo exhibition of Belgian artist Joris Vanpoucke (1983, Hove, BE) with the gallery.

Originally trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, early works of Joris Vanpoucke appeared as careful documentations of the artist’s surroundings. Whilst still following his desire for naturalistic depictions, the drawings and paintings that Vanpoucke presents in But Morning Never Came are another discipline. The artist uses his great knowledge of materials and techniques not only to depict, but regards elements of nature and reality as means to express his inner world more and more.

Through various landscapes, distorted by dreamlike visions of flowers and others of accurately drawn elements of flora, Vanpoucke exhibits a world inspired by memories and existential questions other than by a visible reality. Like the many walks the artist takes around his studio during sunset or sunrise, Vanpoucke’s paintings appear ever to shimmer between night and day, between being awake and asleep, and between the dream and the mundane. What is real can no longer be ascertained. Surroundings become contexts and the landscape becomes the territory of the mind.

Even though in appearance Vanpoucke’s paintings seem highly different from his drawings, they both possess a strong sense for modern-day Romanticism. Both are equally vulnerable and demonstrate the artist’s constant sensibilities; melancholic, nostalgic, utopian, and rich with a classical notion of the sublime. Made with great attention for both the art of drawing and painting, Vanpoucke’s works are simultaneously outspoken and quiet, daring to release a sigh when everything around it seems to scream. As such, But Morning Never Came presents a sense of wonder not often seen in current times, finding stillness and beauty precisely where others do not and making Vanpoucke’s works perhaps all the more welcome because of it.

Joris Vanpoucke (1983, Hove, BE) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. His work has frequently been shown in Antwerp and the rest of Flanders, among which most prominently at LWM18, together with Tom Volckaert at DMW Art Space both in Antwerp, Gevaertsdreef 01 in Oudenaarde and at Art on Paper in Bozar, Brussels. In the Netherlands, Gerhard Hofland introduced Vanpoucke to the Dutch audience at Art Rotterdam 2020, before showing his work more prominently in the solo-exhibition But Morning Never Came.

(Text by: Menno Vuister)

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Exhibited Artists

Joris Vanpoucke 
Still Life, 2020 
160 x 150 cm 
Oil on canvas

Joris Vanpoucke 
But morning never came II, 2020 
190 x 140 cm
Oil on canvas

Joris Vanpoucke, 
Forest Primrose, 2020 , oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
.

Joris Vanpoucke, 
Shadow, 2019, oil on canvas, 
210 x 140 cm.

Joris Vanpoucke, 
When Mountains, 2020, oil on canvas, 
180 x 150 cm
.

Joris Vanpoucke, But Morning Never Came I, 2020, oil on canvas, 
190 x 140 cm.


Joris Vanpoucke, 
Plant study, 2018, pencil on canvas, 
40 x 30 cm.

Joris Vanpoucke , Beuk, 2018, pencil on canvas, 
40 x 30 cm
.

Joris Vanpoucke, Plant study, 2018
, pencil and aquarel on canvas, 53 x 40 cm
.


Joris Vanpoucke, 
Plants, 2016 , pencil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm.


Joris Vanpoucke
, Campneuseville, 2019, pencil on paper, 
75 x 56 cm.

Joris Vanpoucke 
Still Life, 2020 
160 x 150 cm 
Oil on canvas

Joris Vanpoucke 
But morning never came II, 2020 
190 x 140 cm
Oil on canvas

Joris Vanpoucke, 
Forest Primrose, 2020 , oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
.

Joris Vanpoucke, 
Shadow, 2019, oil on canvas, 
210 x 140 cm.

Joris Vanpoucke, 
When Mountains, 2020, oil on canvas, 
180 x 150 cm
.

Joris Vanpoucke, But Morning Never Came I, 2020, oil on canvas, 
190 x 140 cm.


Joris Vanpoucke, 
Plant study, 2018, pencil on canvas, 
40 x 30 cm.

Joris Vanpoucke , Beuk, 2018, pencil on canvas, 
40 x 30 cm
.

Joris Vanpoucke, Plant study, 2018
, pencil and aquarel on canvas, 53 x 40 cm
.


Joris Vanpoucke, 
Plants, 2016 , pencil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm.


Joris Vanpoucke
, Campneuseville, 2019, pencil on paper, 
75 x 56 cm.

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Born in Hove, Belgium in 1983
http://jorisvanpoucke.blogspot.be

Exhibitions

2020
Gevaertsdreef 01, Oudenaarde
My mam’s name isn’t Carol, duo-exhibition with Bram Kinsbergen, d’Apostrof, Meigem

2019
Art on paper, duo-exhibition with Denitsa Todorova, Bozar, Brussels
The Knight has fallen, duo-exhibition with Tim Volckaert at DMW Artspace, Antwerp

2018
Selection of paintings and drawings during Antwerp open studio days.
The Artist’s studio, groupexhibition at Z33, Hasselt
A Whole Variety, groupexhibition at temporary artspace LWM18, Antwerp
Popo-caté-petl, groupexhibition at Veilingshuis Bernaerts, Antwerp

2017
New works, exhibition preview & publication ‘Paradigmata’, Antwerp

Grants

2011
Laureate, third prize, for the drawing contest ‘De Grote Prijs Tekenkunst Ronse’
Laureate, second prize, for the drawing contest ‘Prijs Tekenkunst Heist o/d Berg’

2007
Selected for Art Extension Project; internship and residency in Berlin

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