(106,5 x 83,5cm) Various materials on canvas

 

Solemon Ledine (B)
 

The Antwerp based artist Solemon Ledine descends from a family of diamond traders who have been in the business for several generations. Mr. Ledine grew up in a home where light, perfection and precision where as common as eating and praying. As a young artist Mr. Ledine revolted against precisely these very things and started out making dark, chaotic and anarchistic artwork. “I was more punk than artist.” He says about this period. Now he is more subtle in his creations but his search for the imperfect stills lingers in his work. “The closer one is getting to perfection, the more imperfection gets visible. Perfection is nature and an artist is trying to copy that in vein. I am interested in this little grain that causes this anti-perfection. Giving a glimpse of a how a perfect image can be, but give it never the less a little shake of imperfection is my pride and joy. I choose to use make-up pads in this work because their function is to take away beauty. I used a mathematical schedule to calculate the colours of the pads and then experimented by putting in slightly little errors. You do not really see it, but you feel it, something is not right. It is the perfect imperfection.”