The work of Lili Dujourie (°1941, Roeselare) blends influences of the Flemish Primitives like Jan Van Eyck with her personal artistic approach based on the late sixties. She works in marble, papier-maché, steel, lead, velvet and ceramics, in which decoration and ornamentation are given a central role and she plays with the sensuality and directness of the materials. Her sculptural productions fight a battle between painting and sculpture, between balance and gravity, abstraction and representation and between their physical presence and their environment. Her core themes are the relationship between nature and culture, the passage and weight of time and her search for an emotional understanding of space.
The exhibition will take place in parallel at S.M.A.K. (Ghent) and Mu.ZEE (Ostend). The two settings of this exhibition – one inland and one by the sea, - will show Dujourie’s oeuvre from her debut in the late sixties to today.