PIETERJAN GINCKELS
THINGS ABOUT


eMALEVICH
eMALEVICH I - X — oil on linen — DIN-sized A0, A1 and A2 — painted by Elena Pankova — 2014


MOTZERIA
installation and performance — offset prints, wood, foil, silkscreen printed cardboard, metal, radio, pizza oven, kitchen utensils, cable — 202 x 430 x 175 cm — 2014
ARCHEOLOGIST OF THE NEAR FUTURE (Sam Steverlynck)
The oeuvre of Pieterjan Ginckels is both broad and varied. He founded the S.P.A.M. OFFICE, made a composition using different record players and built a cycling track, or PISTE. In his early career, the artist explored themes relating to rock music (for instance in the Sonic Youth poster, into which he Photoshopped his face above the drummer’s), but as his oeuvre progressed, it expanded to include other, far broader, themes such as how we interact with new technologies. Partly because, as an individual artist he missed the dynamic of a music group, he conceived the vinyl project 1000 BEATS / ONE BEAT. He asked his musical hero, the renowned techno musician and producer Cristian Vogel, to make a...



MACAROON FAIL
wood, acrylic — 200 x 62 x 54 cm — 2014


DUMBPHONES
diverse materials — multiple dimensions — 2013-2015


S.P.A.M. OFFICE DISPLAYS
Oprah Lost Weight — inkjet prints, push pins, display case — 90 x 60 cm — 2014
Perfect Gift For Mum — inkjet print, push pins, working gloves, display case — 90 x 60 cm — 2014
I Don’t Want Your Money, I Want You To Like Me On Fasebook — inkjet print, push pins, plastic, display case — 90 x 60 cm — 2014



HUMAN DISCO BONG
120 sports helmets, mirror bits, aluminum, chains, lamps — variable dimensions — 2012 — photos Schunck*

POP ARTZ (Melanie Bono)
When I met Pieterjan Ginckels for the first time in 2006, I was still director of the “After Cage” EU project, in which the most diverse locations were linked through art, irrespective of national borders. One part of that project, the Artists' Interventions, was a group exhibition dispersed over 12 venues. In my search for Belgian and Dutch artists, I came upon the works of Pieterjan Ginckels at the Stella Lohaus gallery in Antwerp.
What particularly caught my attention was a work called Summercage. While the work was being installed in Jülich, Pieterjan and myself spent some time together talking about a lot of different things. He gave me insight into older works, projects he was planning, and his general attitude to art. What I found especially attractive was the energy and enthusiasm with which he pursued his projects, and the complete absence of the cliché of “the ingenious artist as creator”...




wePod
diverse materials — 254 x 1000 x 600 cm — 2013



1000 Beats
sound gear, One Beat vinyl records — variable dimensions — 2007



YOSHITOMO GANGSTA
250 offset prints, 18 x 24 cm, tie-wraps, acrylic frame — 22 x 28 x 6 cm — 2012



SKINS
chipboard, melamine, foam — 72 x 240 x 9 cm — 2012



BLVD.
c-print, framed — 70 x 100 cm — 2012



TWERKERSLEAKERS
wall engraving — variable dimensions — 2014