Submission
Arnaud Eubelen

Unified Glare Rating

An industrial-looking sculpture stands before us. Though seen through UV filters, its imposing size and rotating movement can be discerned. As we enter the gallery, the hazy light abruptly gives way to a blaze of such force that the dazzling glare makes looking head-on almost impossible. There, the form is revealed in its entirety: pipes, corrugated PVC and industrial LEDs contrast with a tree trunk planted in a raw concrete base. No refined materials, no contrived shapes; an unworked assemblage that emits a blinding light and a deep whirring sound drawn directly from the bowels of the mesmerizing “beast.”


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Arnaud Eubelen, installation view
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Arnaud Eubelen, Glass Shield X 3 (hanging glass) 50X 220 x 13- 2020 Glass - tinted film - hanging system
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Arnaud Eubelen, No Man’s Land (rotating illuminated piece) 150X150X300 - 2020 Tree trunk - Corrugated sheets - threaded rod - led spotlight - steel - concrete - fresnel lens - electric motor - rotating collector - amplifier - vibration speakers - microphone
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Arnaud Eubelen, installation view
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Arnaud Eubelen, No man's land close up
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Arnaud Eubelen, No Man's Lan close up
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Arnaud Eubelen, Ivy Street Pattern +- 5000 x 3000 - 2020 Plastic ivy plant - wire mesh - threaded rod
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Arnaud Eubelen, Ivy Street Pattern close up
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Arnaud Eubelen, Surrounding Reflection System (mirror column) 4000 x 70 x 50 - 2020 PVC tube - threaded rod - mirror - hanging system
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Arnaud Eubelen, Installation view
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Arnaud Eubelen, Perpetuated Illusions (photo serie x16) 10x15 (x5) 13 x 19,5 (x5) 15 x 22,5 (x5) 17 x 25,5 (x1) - 2020 Flatbed print on mirror - ball joint
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Arnaud Eubelen, Perpetuated Illusions (photo serie x16) 10x15 (x5) 13 x 19,5 (x5) 15 x 22,5 (x5) 17 x 25,5 (x1) - 2020 Flatbed print on mirror - ball joint
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Arnaud Eubelen, Surrunding reflection system close up
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Arnaud Eubelen, Lost Wall (concrete bench) 2300 x 17 x 40 - 2020 Concrete - EPS foam - threaded rod
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Arnaud Eubelen, Perpetuated Illusions (No more) 10x15 - 2020 Flatbed print on mirror - ball joint
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Arnaud Eubelen, Perpetuated Illusions (window skin) 10x15 - 2020 Flatbed print on mirror - ball joint
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Arnaud Eubelen, installation view
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Arnaud Eubelen, installation view

An industrial-looking sculpture stands before us. Though seen through UV filters, its imposing size and rotating movement can be discerned. As we enter the gallery, the hazy light abruptly gives way to a blaze of such force that the dazzling glare makes looking head-on almost impossible. There, the form is revealed in its entirety: pipes, corrugated PVC and industrial LEDs contrast with a tree trunk planted in a raw concrete base. No refined materials, no contrived shapes; an unworked assemblage that emits a blinding light and a deep whirring sound drawn directly from the bowels of the mesmerizing “beast.”

Arnaud Eubelen (b. 1991 in Liège) works in an artistic no-man’s-land between sculpture and design. He questions our assumptions leading from concept to object and the extent to which we take construction materials for granted. By shifting their use and context, he reappropriates and enhances the industrial building stones of our world, highlighting their intrinsic qualities and values. 
 
Viewing the streets of our man-made environment as hardware stores or, as he puts it, a matériauthèque (materials library), he subtly rewires and rewrites the urban context by means of material layering, each layer encompassing different narratives and lives. 
 
Masquerading as everyday objects, his works disregard established codes and divert materials from their intended use. They pertain to the world of design yet are made from repurposed industrial elements. Arnaud Eubelen’s unique creations, singular in appearance and identity, bridge gaps between art and the object in a manufactured world.