Traces AIR Antwerpen

Tamara Van San

Feb 2017 to Mar 2017
1982 woont en werkt in Appelterre, België

Tamara Van San and Matin Abedi are selected for the annual exchange program between Kooshk Residency Tehran and AIR Antwerpen.

The sculptures of Tamara Van San speak to us without being figurative or geometric. Her latest tower shaped sculptures relate to Chinese Scholar Stones, to which she was introduced by painter Zang Xiao Xia during a stay in China in 2010. The beauty of scholar stones resides in the fact that they are not man-made, but shaped by erosion. They are shapes that seem to be moving, that change under the influence of light. With this in mind Tamara Van San creates sculptures starting from a few parameters but resulting in an endless series of projections by the onlooker. The application of multicolored glazing reinforces the shapes and the play of light. During her stay in Iran Tamara Van San will visit the ancient Elamite complex Gogha Zanbil and its ziggurat to research its forms, architecture and decorations.

Tamara Van San participated in the following exhibitions (a selection): Bowing Monk, Standard Poodle and Other Scholarly Objects, Galerie Tatjan Pieters, Ghent, 2016; Of the sea, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, 2016; Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, 2014; We’ve Plumbed This Whole Neighbourhood, Lido, St Leonards on Sea, 2011; The Wandering Tuba Method, SMAK, Ghent, 2010; The Motley Crew, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, 2010.