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vrijdag 30 december 2016

TYPOLOGY - SCHAARBEEK



Check also the article on the site of the Brussels Newsroom!

Cast In Concrete

In collaboration with Valentin Ionescu - Atelier Vast 
Photography by Simon Verstraete.



zondag 22 februari 2015

Theodora Revisited

The first screen print in my new atelier in Brussels! Hand printed on cardboard and paper, image 29 by 29 cm. It tells the story of the city Theodora, one of Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities'. The architecture includes buildings by Alvar Aalto (Saynatsalo Town Hall), Le Corbusier (Villa Savoye, Maison Guiette), Gerrit Rietveld (Schroderhuis), Tadao Ando (4x4 house), Victor Horta (Huis Tassel) and myself. If you are interested in acquiring a unique copy you can contact me at thomas.willemse@gmail.com.

zondag 13 april 2014

COSMOS

Not to lose ourselves in the cosmos, we take hold of a reference point in space. We look for a point that is in sharp focus where the contemplation about the cosmos can materialize and find a sheet of paper. With each new line of text – extracted from George Perec’s Esp├Ęces d’espaces – an image of the cosmos is taking shape from my personal reference point.

Within this frame of the page the other scale levels can be considered. However, these other levels can never expand beyond the limits of the page as our focus decreases with every increase in scale. Where you can scrutinize every square centimetre of the sheet of paper – and you literally traverse each one with your pen / the ink of the silkscreen print / ... – your bedroom has unknown corners, your house has places covered under a thick layer of dust, ...

With every increase in scale level, the precision of its representation on the sheet of paper drops. The page is represented with a 1 to 1 precision, the bedroom, house street, town, country, continent, earth, cosmos are each time smaller until you end up with the single dot at the centre of the page: a final abstraction.

Thomas Willemse 
March 2014


COSMOS FLIPBOOK


COSMOS SILKSCREEN - BLACK AND WHITE

COSMOS - DEALING WITH THE RELATIVE SIZE OF THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE


zaterdag 28 december 2013