Sidney Aelbrecht artist in residence from Belgium
Oneindig Ver & Verder, 2015. Acrylics, stencil and spray paint on canvas. Image courtesy the artist
Our AiR Tilburg Netherlands guest artist is Sidney Aelbrecht. He is a Flemish artist who graduated in 2015 with a masters in fine art from LUCA School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. His practice consists of painting, making music and installations. In his work Sidney examines the unconscious. His paintings are constructed from fields of colour and they depict trivial but meaningful objects placed in surreal environments. These seemingly naive images reveal layers that refer to philosophy, art history, literature as well as personal symbolism. Through music and collaborations Sidney explores the dualism between the rational brought forward by the mind and intuition. Therefore apart from paintings, his work also results in installations where image meets sound.
Object of the residency
During the residency at SEA Foundation, 27-year- old Sidney Aelbrecht, reflects on his artistic career until now. He intents to define the next step to be taken as an emerging artist. By researching and experimenting, he tries to deepen himself and his practice into new subjects. One of the subjects he is interested in is the philosophy of solipsism. This philosophy advocates that only one’s own mind is sure to exits; anything outside one’s own mind is unsure. Metaphysical solipsism maintain that the self is the only existing reality and that all other realities, including the external world and other persons, are representations of that self, and that they have no independent existence.
Sidney addresses this topic and will exhibit the result of the Artist in Residence, targeted at development and production, at SEA Foundation’s Project Space from 24 November 2017 onwards