Living In A Wunderkammer: Studio Visit with Atelier Lachaert Dhanis - Zink Waldkirchen

Living In A Wunderkammer: Studio Visit with Atelier Lachaert Dhanis

Join us on a visit to Atlier Lachaert Dhanis‘ studio in Belgium!

The studio is a true embodiment of the artist’s mind, and that is true for Atelier Lachaert Dhanis. With a studio filled with wondrous objects, the studio is a feast for the eyes. Each detail or object could be a sculpture created by the artist or a source of inspiration.

For example, the artists were inspired by palettes used by oil painters. Sourcing them from flea markets, the pair reworked them to build on its natural beauty. The layers of paints and textures are enhanced by adding more colours and minerals to them. Each piece is unique with its own landscape of rocks and colours. Since prehistoric times, minerals have been used widely for the manufacture of pigments. In many ways, these pieces celebrate the process of painting just as much as the painting itself.

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New palettes by Luc D'hanis New palettes by Luc D’hanis

 

Here the artists play with different materials – such as marble – to create a stool. Upon first glance, the way it is constructed definitely construes wooden planks. But the pattern is clearly marble. Why does the mind make such associations? Perhaps because marble is often considered ‚high end‘, and the way this stool is haphazardly put together reminds one of a makeshift wooden stool. Is it wooden planks or is it marble? Or even artificial marble?

Detail of new work by Atelier Lachaert Dhanis Detail of new work by Atelier Lachaert Dhanis
Detail of new work by Atelier Lachaert Dhanis Detail of new work by Atelier Lachaert Dhanis
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Some curious details from he studio – tiny furniture? antique vase with a hole?

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Klaas Rommelaere sculptures in Atelier Lachaert Dhanis's studio Klaas Rommelaere Sculptures at Atelier Lachaert Dhanis

 

In addition to their work space, the artists also offer a bed & breakfast at the studio. Meticulously curated, the rooms are bright and cozy, with their signature style imbued in the decor. A really unique experience in the countryside of Tielrode. Check out the details here

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About The Artists

Atelier Lachaert Dhanis is an artist pairing of Luc D’Hanis and Sofie Lachaert. Both artists graduated from Royal Academy Atwerp Belgium and NHISK Antwerp, Belgium, with D’Hanis receiving a degree in painting, while Lachaert specialised in jewellery design and silversmithing. With over 20 years of collaboration, the pair has created a symbiotic language that weaves together conceptual, applied and visual arts, philosophy and craftsmanship. Known for their objects, furniture and installations, the artists’ works teeter in the “boundaries” between craft and fine art. Exquisitely made to perfection, the objects are always conceptually intricate with multiple levels of meaning and interpretation. Beyond creating in the studio, they also opened up their studio in idyllic Tielrode Valley, Belgium for guests to stay at. Each experience they offer, and each project they commit themselves to, exemplifies their unique aesthetic, philosophy, attention to detail.

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