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Burry Buermans

Collages

Retrospect suite

50 copies / 40 x40 cm / paper collage

Cardisk 1

series of 5 / 50 copies / 40 x40 cm / paper collage

Cardisk 2

series of 5 / 50 copies / 40 x40 cm / paper collage

Cardisk 3

series of 5 / 50 copies / 40 x40 cm / paper collage

Cardisk 4

series of 5 / 50 copies / 40 x40 cm / paper collage

Cardisk 5

series of 5 / 50 copies / 40 x40 cm / paper collage

Butterskull front

series of 4 / 50 copies / 50 x50 cm / paper collage

Butterskull left

series of 4 / 50 copies / 50 x50 cm / paper collage

Butterskull right

series of 4 / 50 copies / 50 x50 cm / paper collage

Butterskull back

series of 4 / 50 copies / 50 x50 cm / paper collage

Better 48 birds in your hand

50 copies / 50 x50 cm / paper collage

Octofish

50 copies / 50 x 70 cm / paper collage

03041990

50 copies / 23 x 50 cm / paper collage

Collage n°1

50 copies / 21 x 29.7 cm / paper collage

Paddo's

50 copies / 50 x 50 cm / paper collage

O Mickey!

50 copies / 100 x 75 cm / paper collage

O Minnie

50 copies / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

Flowerzen of life

50 copies / 50 x 50 cm / paper collage

Ceci n'est pas un Dali

50 copies / 50 x 70 cm / paper collage

Wild War Boar

50 copies / 50 x 88 cm / paper collage

Herbie Lucanus Cervus

50 copies / 85 x 110 cm / paper collage

You can call me (,) babe

50 copies / 175 x 90 cm / paper collage

A-quarium

50 copies / 21 x 29,7 cm / paper collage

Mineral Mandala

50 copies / 60 x 60 cm / paper collage

Mandolin

50 copies / 50 x 70 cm / paper collage

Le Rhône DR1

50 copies / 70 x 70 cm / paper collage

Helter Skelter

50 copies / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

BOSCH

50 copies / 70 x 50 cm / paper collage

50 copies / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

BOOM Shiva

50 copies / 70 x 70 cm / paper collage

R2D2

50 copies / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

Where is ウォリー (Wally)?

50 copies / 87,5 x 87,5 cm / paper collage

This time just a circle, Damien

50 copies / 100 x 100 cm / paper collage

Bisonwizard

50 print on dibond (alluminium) / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

Blendit

50 copies / 50 x 70 cm / paper collage

Conan's dirty little secret

50 copies / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

Tand des tijds

50 copies / 21 x 27,9 cm / paper collage

Trilobite

50 copies / 50 x 70 cm / paper collage

Shardine

50 copies / 20 x 30 cm / paper collage

The Birds

50 copies / 100 x 100 cm / paper collage

Dream machine

50 copies / 70 x 70 cm / paper collage

A menina

50 copies / 100 x 50 cm / paper collage

O menino

50 copies / 100 x 50 cm / paper collage

Color Bomb

50 copies / 100 x 100 cm / paper collage

Tinta Crua

50 copies / 50 x 50 cm / paper collage

Senhor Lucky

50 copies / 50 x 50 cm / paper collage

Backpipes

50 copies / 50 x 70 cm / paper collage

Eggvolution

50 copies / 50 x 50 cm / paper collage

ALWAYS, just for your protection

50 copies / 70 x 100 cm / paper collage

5th ring of Soshi 2014

50 copies / 115 x 100 cm / paper collage

Tulpomania

50 copies / 70 x 70 cm / paper collage

Philosophy

Nostalgia, authenticity and the contrast between content and shape are important in the artwork of Burry Buermans. He is fascinated by old books and magazines and inspired through their original drawings and pictures. Buermans onlyuses original images for his collages. He collects books and magazines and cuts out the pictures and drawings to create a collage. For every work, he uses one kind of images, for example, only butterflies in different colors and shapes. Buermans likes to play with contrasts and opposing themes: butterflies in the shape of a skull or images of SM in the shape of cartoon figure Mickey Mouse. He deliberately chooses for recognizable shapes that instantly evoke emotions and thoughts in the spectator. The viewer’s eye is first drawn to the shape of the collage, and then to the content, the detailed images that are often in clear contrast with that shape. This contrast often carries out a underlying message, that lead to ethical questions. Buermans puts a lot of detail in his work, he invites the spectator to take the time to observe his work and discover the hidden details and stories. The amount of possible combinations between shape and content is endless and this is what attracts the artist. Moreover, by using old drawings and pictures, he renews their function and value. It doesn’t go to waste but are recycled in an artistic way.

Technique

The collages are made with original images from books, magazines and papers from the year 1874 till now. All images are cut out by hand and then put together with eye for detail. For cutting the paper the artist uses several precision knives and scissors, depending on the kind of paper and the eventual shape. The cut out images are glued together in a certain shape. The type of glue depends on the paper quality. In the end the contours and details are finalized. The first works of Buermans were glued on a paper or wooden background and then framed. Nowadays he puts the collage, without a background, between two pieces of plexiglass. This way also the back of the work is visible, and therefore the artist’s puzzle work. Of every work maximum 50 high quality copies are made (1200dpi) on Barriet paper of 310gr. All copies are titled, stamped, numbered and have the date of printing.

Background

Burry Buermans, is a young Belgian artist (°1982) based in Portugal. As a child he had a curious eye for art and the innocent dream to become an artist one day. He didn’t go to art school but always experimented with different art forms. For a long time he was looking for his own style and medium until he randomly ended up making collages. His life motto is “Chase your dreams, wherever they take you”, so he collected old Trabant cars, started a theatre company, organized and decorated his own parties, and hitchhiked around the world. During one of his trips in Panama, Latin America, he was shot by robbers. This shocking event strengthened his passion for life even more. Back in Belgium he worked as a teacher and coordinated a youth service. In the summer of 2012, he moved to Portugal to focus on his work as an artist, making collages, and fulfilling his dream.

Expositions


14 August till 8 September
UIThuis Hoboken - Kapelstraat 64 - Hoboken Antwerpen
opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10h till 20h
Friday & Saturday from 10h till 17h

22 September
Club Avenue @ MAS - Anzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerpen
opening hours: Saterday from 22h
free event - cooperation with MAS and Antwerp Youth Capital

19 Oktober till 3 November
Plaza Real - Kattenberg 89, 2140 Borgerhout
from 20h till 23h
music by Cosmicarma and Weedy

29 April till 6 May
group exhibition: Divers pluimage
Oude beurs, Hofstraat 15, Antwerpen
13h till 19h

13 october till 3 november
Solo exhibition: "Cut the Scrap"
STUDIO TEAMBOX LXFACTORY
Rua Rodrigues 103 sala 6a edif.g
Lisbon Portugal

from 14 till 17 november
Showcase @ Festival IN
"The biggest event about innovation and creativity in Portugal"
Rua do Bojador, Parque das Nações 1998-010
every day from 14:00h untill 23:00h
www.festivalin.pt

7 February till 10 February
Affordable Artfair Brussels
Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86c, B1000 Brussels
www.affordableartfair.com

25 April till 27 April
Independent arts Festival
City museum of Sint-Niklaas, Zwijgershoek 14, Sint-Niklaas
www.iafestival.org

8 till 10 may 2014
Festival da juventude
Vila Franca de Xira Portugal

18 june till 1 august 2014
The ATTIC #1 SPACE|TIME
Embaixada Príncipe Real Lisboa Portugal

4 till 12 august 2014
BOOM festival
Idanha a nova Portugal
www.boomfestival.org

14 till 16 august 2014
"In between the lines" Mobile expo for Roulote
Fusing Festival Figueira Da Foz
www.roulote.pt
www.fusing.pt

20 september till 9 october 2014
"CUTTING EDGE" solo exhibition
Giv Lowe Gallery
Praça Sao Paulo Lisboa Portugal
www.givlowe.com

26 & 27 september 2014
"In Wall We Trust" International street art exhibition
Airola Italy
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14/08 till 8/09
22/09/12
19/10 till 3/11
29/4 till 6/5
13/10 till 3/11
14/11 till 17/11
7/2 till 10/2
25/4 till 27/4
8/5 till 10/5
18/6 till 1/8
4/8 till 12/8
14/8 till 16/8
20/9 till 9/10
26/9 till 27/9
14/08 till 8/09
22/09/12
19/10 till 3/11
29/4 till 6/5
13/10 till 3/11
14/11 till 17/11
07/2 till 10/2
25/4 till 27/4
8/5 till 10/5
18/6 till 1/8
4/8 till 12/8
14/8 till 16/8
20/9 till 9/10
26/9 till 27/9

Contact

ola@burry.be
+351 924 092 489

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Retrospect suite
Cardisk 1
Cardisk 2
Cardisk 3
Cardisk 4
Cardisk 5
Butterskul front
Butterskul left
Butterskul right
Butterskul back
Better 48 birds in your hand
Octofish
03041990
Collage n°1
Paddo's
O Mickey!
O Minnie
Flowerzen of life
Ceci n'est pas un Dali
Wild War Boar
Herbie Lucanus Cervus
You can call me (,) babe
A-quarium
Mineral Mandala
Mandolin
Le Rhône DR1
Helter Skelter
BOSCH
Don't worry about them
BOOM Shiva
R2D2
Where is ウォリー (Wally)?
This time just a circle, Damien
Bisonwizard
Blendit
Conan's dirty little secret
Tand des tijds
Trilobite
Shardine
The Birds
Dream machine
A menina
O menino
Color Bomb