Debrichy (Belgium,°1989) studied architecture and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. She later moved to Vienna and graduated in 2019 from the Fine Art Academy and was awarded for her master exhibition. Today, she lives and works between... Read More
Debrichy (Belgium,°1989) studied architecture and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. She later moved to Vienna and graduated in 2019 from the Fine Art Academy and was awarded for her master exhibition. Today, she lives and works between Austria and Belgium. She received an honourable mention in 2014 for the national sculpture prize “Mark Macken” and has been selected for the diverse Belgian art prizes such as from the Parliament Wallonia-Brussels and the Art Commission. Her works been exhibited in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Serbia and Canada.
Her temporary site-specific installations are based on the concept of "space", whether it is physical or geographical, positive or negative, real or symbolic. With a fascination for urban and city development, she questions the relationship between body-space-object, paying attention to the difference between private and public space and the social-political aspects of architecture. Her sculpture, which can be small minimalist sculptures as much as large-scale construction, installed and conceived in conversation with their surroundings.
The rational geometric forms contrast with a poetical touch resulting from a fragile look of its construction. The temporality imposed by the location, the dimensions or the used materials weakened the conservation of the ephemeral artworks. They are destroyed, dismantled and can be reborn under other forms.
As for every site-specific approach, the location is the starting point of the work, whether it is by its history, its dimensions, its symbolism or its aesthetic. When it changes, the installation evolves with it. A dialogue is established between the audience, the work and its environment. Through this interaction, the work comes to its fullest mean.Photography and video also plays an important role in her Paris to keep a trace and document the dismantled works.