Maxime Christiaensen (born in 1989) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. He creates refined intriguing objects and sculptures which are made out of a number of complex materials.
His praxis exists in sourcing the finest materials all over the world and he fabricates his objects by working with leading companies in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Christiaensen’s interactive objects are the result of a fundamental research for the living qualities of the universe. He generates visions and abstractions of reality by placing multiple layers of glass on mirrored surfaces which create an in-between state, a constant shift of mind and view that works as a stimula for the consciousness and intellect of the viewer. The work lives and breathes, time and image.
They are the result of an intricate production process involving specialised equipment and state-of-the-art machinery. Often simple geometric volumes, mostly composed of stainless steel, are coated – creating a thin, colourful film over the object; these artefacts become historical documents of light, time, space and that of what is lived within the work and contain a clinical, dynamic kind of beauty.
Current and upcoming exhibitions:
Nature Morte/Hedendaags stilleven. Cultuur Centrum het Perron [Januari 16 – Februari 28, 2020] Ieper, Belgium
Nature Morte Contemporaine. [October 2 – December 18, 2019]
Desolation nation, as they grow roots. [July 3 – October 3, 2019]
Art au jardin. Château d’Esquelbecq [June 8 – October 27, 2019]
Past solo exhibitions:
Axel Pairon Gallery [June 1 – July 29, 2019]
Knokke-Het Zoute, Belgium
Praxis. Martin Van Blerk Gallery [December 2 – December 15, 2018]
Energy Fields. Ten Gallery [September 1 – September 22, 2018]
Past group exhibitions:
Ongezien. Havenhuis, Zaha Hadid [August 3 – September 4, 2019]
Zeberg Fine Art. [February 4 – April 17, 2019]
Trophies of Atmospheric Intellect. Maxime Christiaensen – Boy & Erik Stappaerts. Dmw Artspace [September 1 – October 25, 2017]
Gogogogo. Dmw Artspace [May 20 – June 25, 2016]
Error One 21. Hide & Show. Pianofabriek [September 28 – December 21, 2013]
Error One 20. Maxime Christiaensen – Guillaume Bijl. [April 25 – June 8, 2013]
350 years Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. [November 1 – November 25, 2012]
Splash w’ere open. Atheneum Deurne [May 5 – May 13, 2012]
Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium
Mknu Toont. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Dko Antwerp [January 28 – February 14, 2011]