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Peter Buggenhout at Frieze Sculpture 2019

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Axel Vervoordt Gallery is proud to announce that Belgian artist Peter Buggenhout is one of the participating artists in Frieze Sculpture 2019.

Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park), monumental works will be encountered around the English Gardens of Regent's Park, with free admission to all visitors from July 3rd — October 6th, 2019.

On Hold #9 is a site-specific work for Frieze Sculpture 2019 and the first outdoor sculpture within Peter Buggenhout’s On Hold series, a group of works combining large inflatable, organic shapes intertwined with rigid constructive materials that both support and restrict them in the midst of their expansion. Formally, the sculpture indicates a state of incompletion (on hold) and instability, embodying the concept of unfixed identity.

On Hold #9 is an uncontainable accumulation of brutal, yet brightly coloured materials and objects stripped from their original context and forced/squeezed into a complex composition that pushes the viewer towards confusion and disorientation through a sense of blurred recognition. It embodies the uncontrollable—the failure of intent and the steering and paralysing forces of the structures that surround us in everyday life.

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  • Peter Buggenhout, On Hold #9, 2019
    © David Brunetti