Wesley Meuris

Year and place of birth: 1977, Lier, Belgium Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Wesley Meuris makes installations, sculptures and drawings around architecture, which may or may not be imaginary, and the human need to classify things. Initially he builds scale models, but they quickly grow to their real size. Meuris’ earliest works mainly depict public sanitary facilities and swimming pools. Each time, forms are reduced to their essence and stripped of their original context and function. The artist does not so much investigate standardised utility architecture and its formal language as our conditioned gaze.

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