DETAIL Nº 1



"DESERT BLOOM"
or
"COSMETICA STEELE"
A-B POLYURETHANE FOAM, SPRAY PU FOAM, FOAM BATTING, and TEXTILE
159 X 70 X 32 CM



"BARBARA" (foreground);
"COSMETICA STELLE" (backgroud)
photo: Steven Decroos



"BARBARA" (left); 
"ERSATZ GOOD" (far right)
photo by: Els Verhaeghe



"HORSESHOES AND HANDGRENADES" (foreground)
TEXTILE, FOAM BATTING, WOOD, and ROPE
174 X 96 X 3 CM
photo by: Steven Decroos



DETAIL Nº 2



"JAMBI JOSS"
TEXTILE, FOAM BATTING, WOOD, and ROPE
174 X 200 X 3 CM
photo by: Els Verhaeghe



DETAIL Nº 3



DETAIL Nº 4



"JEWEL SECRETS"
or
"ERSATZ GOOD"
TEXTILE, FOAM BATTING, WOOD, and ROPE
174 X 115 X 3 CM



DETAIL Nº 5



photo by: Els Verhaeghe



"EL PRESIDENTE"
TEXTILE, FOAM BATTING, WOOD, and ROPE
175 X 110 X 3 CM



DETAIL Nº 6



"(MK) ULTRAVETTE"
or
"THE TRICKSTER" (foreground)
SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM, FOAM BATTING, TEXTILE, and CARDBOARD
117 X 88 X 66 CM



DETAIL Nº 7



photo by: Els Verhaeghe



"THE BIRTH OF ARCHITECTURE"
or
"FLÜGELHEIM"
SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM, 
FOAM BATTING, and TEXTILE
118 X 84 X 98 CM
photo by: Steven Decroos





"THE LABORER"
or
"MISCHLINGE MOTIF"
TEXTILE, FOAM BATTING, WOOD, 
ROPE, and PAINT
102 X 155 X 3 CM



DETAIL Nº 8



"BARBARA" (foreground)
and
"MISCHLINGE MOTIF" (right)
photo by: Quinten Buijsse



photo by: Steven Decroos






"UNIVERSAL FOLKLORE" 
W/ FARAH ATASSI (PAINTINGS)
CURATED BY ILSE ROOSENS

@ THE PERMEKEMUSEUM

JUNE 3 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

2D AND 3D SCULPTURES

Like Constant Permeke’s, the works of Farah Atassi and Tramaine de Senna manifest a keen interest in folkloric motifs. The artists copy and mix the imagery of objects that are often situated in an ethnographic or design context, such as carpets, masks or toys. In the first half of the twentieth century, Permeke and several of his contemporaries adopted the forms of African masks and sculptures. They were motivated by a fascination with the aesthetic qualities of the objects.