excerpts from the exhibition my secret garden 2012
all photos © ed jansen
my secret garden comprises two sections: a remarkable wooden installation and a space that quinze calls ‘the temple'. with this wooden labyrinth, he provides a framework within which people can consider how they organise their lives in relation to others. quinze considers a ‘secret garden' to be a place where we can feel safe, secure and in control of who and what has access to our very own distinctly-bound territory. a ‘temple', on the other hand, is a place where we can simply be ourselves. branches from an altar reach out towards the surrounding space. quinze's most recent works are exhibited in metal display cases.
arne quinze (1971) lives and works in sint-martens-latem in belgium. he began work in the 1980s as a graffiti artist but never followed an official course of training. quinze concentrated on creating large and small sculptures, drawings, paintings and large-scale installations, his smaller artworks, sketches and drawings serving as studies for his large installations. social interaction, communication and urbanism are recurrent themes in quinze's oeuvre. quinze has constructed installations including cityscape and the sequence in brussels, the visitor in lebanon, uchronia in the nevada desert and the traveller in munich. my secret garden is comprehensively documented at http://www.arnequinze.com/mysecretgarden
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