Foldings of time 3 - Van Eyck.
Carrara marble - 27cm-21cm-5cm
Detail of the archangel Gabriel.
After visiting the Van Eyck exhibition at the MSK in Ghent, Chantal Pollier was fascinated by the grisailles on the outer panels of the Mystic Lamb. 'In the folds of time' became a study of the relationship between her sculptures and the representation of fabrics and folds in paintings by Jan Van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch. The first work in the series is an interpretation of the folds in the attire of John the Baptist on the outer panel of the Mystic Lamb, the second a detail of the Archangel Gabriel on the outer panel of the Mystic Lamb and the third a detail of the foldings on the back of Christophorus in the same-named painting by Hieronymus Bosch.
2021 - Greek limestone - gold leaf
photos by Steven Decroos @ exhibition 'Resten' in Menen (B)
Archeology of the Humble mind #5
Photo - Museum Paper on dibond in aluminium frame
A solitary stay on the Italian island of Comacina, with its ancient ruins, rocks and water, led to the merging of nature, the island's history and the fleeting facts of Chantal Pollier's everyday life and memories. She took pictures and drawings of the rocks and projected them on the ruins at night in an attempt to rewrite all impressions into a metaphorical space of movement, color, life. The fleetingness of her memories in relation to the surface of the ruin stones. An attempt to intertwine the fleetingness of photography with the silence and eternity of the stone.