Another Trilogy


Zane Mellupe solo exhibition
22.Nov.2014 - 25.Jan.2015
brussels

ifa gallery welcomes the Belgium premiere of Zane Mellupe, unveiling an exhibition presented as a trilogy. Each of the three chapters reveals unseen works of various mediums and techniques, hovering between irony and conceptual construction.

Embarking on photography studies at the age of fourteen in Riga, and subsequently in London and Shanghai, Zane Mellupe devises her artistic work as a way of “thinking in images”. Her installations and mixed technique photographic work reveal hidden interpretations of our feelings. How exactly can moods and emotions be most accurately described? Zane Mellupe employs in her art works three mediums important to her: the image, the object and the body. The object merges with the image; the body reclaims its functions and enters the photographic image. These three mediums are in a dynamic of simultaneous coordination and opposition, in the same way of literary figures of speech. Linguistic constructs such as the oxymoron (juxtaposition of seemingly contradictory words), or the synecdoche (in which the term for a part of something refers to the whole, or vice versa) become for Zane Mellupe systems of creation, construction methods allowing objects and images to resonate together. A recurrent element in her work is a questioning of photography, treating the image as if it were an object, and also multiplying the suggestive powers of the image. This oeuvre becomes a visualisation of metaphors that allow us to express mind states. She creates textual pieces, the “physical world of literature”, in an echo of her works.

The first chapter of the trilogy of Zane Mellupe, Waiting, refers to the successive stages in individual changes. The second chapter, Milk, explores the sources of existence, through images and their relation to the medium. The exhibition final page, Family Relics, assembles works devised as witnesses to the passing of values down through the generations.

Photography and reality merge together in Zane Mellupe’s work, through compositions inspired from our own linguistic expression, a constant back-and-forth between the material and the conceptual; between the body, the object and the image.

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Fitting in

Fitting in

print on hammers (3pieces)

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Touching the floor

Touching the floor

double-sided print on steel

35x8cm
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Functions or speaking in the terms of tools

Functions or speaking in the terms of tools

print on wood toolbox

30x10cm
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Centimeters

Centimeters

print on wood measure meter

15x15cm
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A Shave

A Shave

shaving negative, print on silk mounted on aluminum composite panel

30x50cm
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A Wash

A Wash

washing negative, print on silk mounted on aluminum composite panel

30x50cm
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Bites

Bites

bites on negative, print on silk mounted on aluminum composite panel

30x50cm
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The Wall Drawing

The Wall Drawing

drawing on negative, print on silk mounted on aluminium composite panel

50x30cm
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Recovered Landscape 1

Recovered Landscape 1

lambda print mounted on Diasec®

50x150cm
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Recovered Landscape 2

Recovered Landscape 2

lambda print mounted on Diasec®

50x150cm
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Recovered Landscape 3

Recovered Landscape 3

lambda print mounted on Diasec®

50x150cm
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Recovered Landscape 4

Recovered Landscape 4

lambda print mounted on Diasec®

50x150cm
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Swing

Swing

print on tree root

34x34cm
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Trace

Trace

print on tree root

34x34cm
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That window

That window

print on tree root

34x34cm
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State

State

print on tree root

34x34cm
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Seal

Seal

print on tree root

19x55cm
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Seal and Tiger

Seal and Tiger

print on tree root

23x54cm
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Nature One

Nature One

print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Two

Nature Two

Print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Three

Nature Three

print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Four

Nature Four

print of maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Five

Nature Five

Print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Seven

Nature Seven

print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Six

Nature Six

print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Nature Eight

Nature Eight

Print on maple wood

25x35cm
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Award of diligent work

Award of diligent work

double-sided c-print

30x119cm
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Award of Endurance

Award of Endurance

double-sided c-print

39x119cm
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Feed 1—Feed 8

Feed 1—Feed 8

breast pre-milk on rice paper

34x23cm
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The picture. The element of fire mountain

The picture. The element of fire mountain

c-print on art paper, etching

60x60cm
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Dissolving in Sentences

Dissolving in Sentences

print on stainless steel mesh

64x64cm
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Milk—Nearly Mild

Milk—Nearly Mild

print on stainless steel mesh

64x64cm
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Head

Head

print on aluminium ventilator

37x37cm
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Heart

Heart

print on aluminium ventilator

63x63cm
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Relationship

Relationship

Print on aluminium ventilator

47x47cm
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Oak 100

Oak 100

print on perforated metal

50x50cm
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The birch tree

The birch tree

print on perforated metal

62x122cm
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Dowry Chest, Item No.4, the Red Sssock

Dowry Chest, Item No.4, the Red Sssock

Electric light knitting in stainless steel frame

70x50cm
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Blue flower is less a flower

Blue flower is less a flower

electronic light embroidery on stainless steel mesh installation

65x65cm
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Blue Flower is not a flower

Blue Flower is not a flower

Electronic light embroidery on stainless steel mesh installation

30x30cm
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Blue as Scarf

Blue as Scarf

Electronic light knitting

15x15cm
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In Someone's Shoes

In Someone's Shoes

print on wood shoe mould

26x10cm
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The even hills

The even hills

print on wood hanger (3 pieces)

45x15x3cm
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Suggesting

Suggesting

print on iron

23x15cm
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And after

And after

print on iron plastic cover

23x15cm
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How Do You Feel

How Do You Feel

print on scissors

40x30cm
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It

It

3D stainless steel print

2.6x1.4x0.7cm
another trilogy – Zane Mellupe

another trilogy – Zane Mellupe

30.00 €

Clothbound: Hardcover

Dimensions: 21x31cm

Language: English

Publisher: Zane Mellupe

Print date: 2015

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