LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Elke Andreas Boon(Ghent, Belgium) is a visual artist and musician. In her visual oeuvre she uses various media. By assembling her photos, drawings, videos, and sculptures, she creates an environment where hyper-individualistic feelings are sublimated into a sense of ephemeral beauty. Through these different media same materials and topics are used and reused, turned, questioned, as a personal language.
The base of Boon’s work is formed by her innate fascination with people, their connections, their emotions and uncertainties. Tensions created in answering to or escaping from patterns of social expectations, which revolve around age, beauty or gender always recur in Boon’s work. As an artist, her power lies in locating difficult to define human sensitivities, laying them bare, and raising them to a level of aesthetic awareness.
After an initially beautiful, often sensual impression of her creations, another reality can soon surface, confronting the spectator with an indeterminate doubt about human fate.
The work provokes, plays and challenges, seduces and deceives. Humor, duality and tension are inherent in the work.
Her work couples a poetic and escapist imagination with a raw vision on our human condition. Her work thus bears witness to a very personal sensibility, lightness and nimbleness, sometimes brutally direct, sometimes quietly beautiful.
It is not the illustration of an idea, but the result of multiple and diverse impulses that form an ambiguous whole.
For Elke Andreas Boon, artistry is a radical choice for freedom, an attempt to go beyond the tethering of social structures. Thanks to her imagination and rebellious attitude towards life, she succeeds in challenging rusted patterns, generating new insights on what it is to be human.
The artist exhibits at home and abroad and her work is included in various private and public art collections (S.M.A.K.Ghent, FOMU Antwerp, MDD Deurle, ...)
As a musician, the artist writes, composes and performs under the pseudonym Mati Le Dee. She is also part of the alternative electronic pop duo G A U S S.
WHO I AM
Contemporary artist and musician
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