“What else could be a more substantial motive than the creator’s own existence?” John Franzen

John Franzen’s art is an attempt to discern governing principles of the universe.  Artistic investigation, as a way of inquiring about the world, keeps asking the same perennial questions about origin of matter as science and religion. It bridges scientific and spiritual dimensions by conveying a message which is both: universal and deeply personal.  His art transcends the dualism of objective and subjective, matter and spirit. It goes beyond the established framework of  human knowledge and beliefs towards the state of ubiquitous oneness. He believes that every form of existence, from a thought, a feeling, matter to space and time is one and the same energy governed by the same principle and being a part of the Singular Universe. Dualism exists only as our perception and it is through their singularity that we can access the truth.

Artist’s leitmotiv is the act of creation itself and the sources underlying it. He deconstructs the definition of an image. Creative process is a purgatory practice, reducing all the superfluous meanings to the core, the archetype (Urbild). He encourages audience to leave behind their preconceived ideas about art, to abandon perception predetermined by cultural habituation and to have a  direct, free experience.

The artist is an intermediary between an observer and the reality beyond the painting.  Freed from any preconceived ideas and filled with emptiness, he becomes a channel of creative energy. Artistic practise takes on the form of a rite in which the artist, as a shaman, exerts his power over material substance in order to transcend it. For Franzen, the performative aspect of his work is of great importance. Each act of creation constitutes a  ritual in which the artist gains control over universal energies and  unifies with the cosmos. He becomes, what shi Tao called, a human universe executer.

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John Franzen: “You are the only one who knows”

Du 30-09-2016 au 30-10-2016

VERNISSAGE: 29-09-2016 - 18H >21H

“What else could be a more substantial motive than the creator’s own existence?” John Franzen John Franzen’s art is an attempt to discern governing principles of the universe.  Artistic investigation, as a way of inquiring about the world, keeps asking the same perennial questions about origin of matter as science and...

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Du 08-09-2016 au 11-09-2016

On connaît de Johan Muyle le travail de sculptures mécanisées et/ou son travail de d’œuvres monumentales réalisées avec la complicité de ciné-banners de Madras, mais connaît-on le travail sur papier de l’artiste entrepris depuis le début des années 80 et régulier depuis.   Des affiches notariales, en hommage à celles d’Achille Chavée...

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Biennale de l’image possible Off, Liège 2016 – Georges Senga, Luc Vaiser, Thierry Pommerell, Almond Chu, Roland Castro

Du 19-08-2016 au 18-09-2016

VERNISSAGE: 18-08-2016 18H > 21H

La Yoko Uhoda Gallery a le plaisir de vous présenter une exposition de groupe dans le cadre de la Biennale de l'image possible, Liège 2016. Les oeuvres de cinq photographes nationaux et internationaux - Georges Senga (RDC), Luc Vaiser (BE), Roland Castro (BE), Almond Chu (HK) et Thierry Pommerell (BE)...

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Joachim Coucke – Deeper Minds

Du 10-06-2016 au 10-07-2016

VERNISSAGE: 09-06-2016 18H > 21H

La Yoko Uhoda Gallery a le plaisir de vous présenter le solo show “Deeper Minds" de Joachim Coucke. A l’occasion de son exposition, Joachim a invité plusieurs artistes - Kareem Lotfy, Tilman Hornig, Olga Fedorova, Federico Acal, Liesbeth Doms, Xavier Mary et Spiros Hadjijanos - à participer à son exposition en présentant chacun une...

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Du 29-04-2016 au 29-05-2016

VERNISSAGE: 28-04-2016 6 > 9 PM

In Liège, one address is already well known among art lovers: the Yoko Uhoda Gallery. There, Yoko allows visitors to explore her favourites, her choices as a well-informed young woman, soundly educated by her godfather Stéphan and her father Georges, both of whom are great art enthusiasts and collectors. But...

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Du 14-04-2016 au 17-04-2016

VERNISSAGE: 14-04-2016 18H > 21H

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Du 29-04-2016 au 29-05-2016

VERNISSAGE: 28-04-2016

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Du 18-02-2016 au 20-03-2016

VERNISSAGE: 18-02-2016

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Du 11-12-2015 au 15-12-2015

VERNISSAGE: 11-12-2015

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Mark Melvin – Clear Recent History

Du 08-01-2016 au 07-02-2016

VERNISSAGE: 08-01-2016

In Boris Groy’s text “Comrades of Time” the present or contemporary is described as a point where we postpone our decisions and actions in order to have more time for analysis, reflection and consideration, a time of indecision and delay. In his discussion on the subject he speaks of our...