Stanislas Lahaut (°1979 - Ghent) conceptual and minimal art, a balance of poetic lightheartedness and disarming spontaneity.
Stanislas Lahaut's multi-faceted works are often derived from his own environment. By means of minimal intervention, he adds a poetic, playful footnote to our everyday reality. Found objects or situations are provided with a subtle twist, a new connection that changes our perception of our own environment.
Many works are based on simple yet inteligent observations. His reflections on the world are neither patronizing nor determining, but illustrate the swinging movement between his day-to-day experiences and his reflections upon these observations.
These multi-faceted works are densely layered and open to many interpretations; often ruminating on the poetic potential of life, and operate as observations on the lightness of being and the 'condition humaine'.
His artistic practice is a constant attempt to bridge the gap between the burden of life and its everyday lightness. In that way his work introduces an interesting dynamic that balances between different human mindsets.
Stanislas Lahaut’s works draws upon everyday material culture, including found objects, consumer goods, and the (mechanisms behind) the art world. In addition to sculpture and installation art, his prodigious oeuvre includes collages, paintings and neon installations featuring deceptively simple yet poetic texts. Stanislas Lahaut uses humour and playfulness as a strategy for broaching serious and essential matters. He gets the party going but shows up to work the day after too.
Opening show platform 6a collection tanguy & bieke van quickeborne, curated by philippe van cauteren SMAK
Biennale van belgië
Group show Severity of A Salty Surge, Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent, Belgium
Art Brussels 2018, with Dauwens & Beernaert gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Group show Bruthaus Gallery, Waregem, Belgium in collaboration with Galeria Continua
Dialogue with Soufiane Zarib, Marrakech, Morocco
WORDSWORDSWORDS, group show NIEUW ZUID (Sofie Van De Velde), Antwerp, Belgium
RE ART 02, group show in collaboration with Sotheby’s, Fabrieksstraat, Zaventem, Belgium
THE JANE, permanent neon installation, Antwerp, Belgium
Lost & Found, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Private Room 2.0, group show Private Room, Ghent, Belgium
IN LOVE WITH BEAUTY, griup show in collaboration with Sotheby’s, Zwevegem, Belgium
Portrait/Landscape, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
POPPOSITIONS, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Molenbeek, Belgium
Faux en Ecriture, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Sirens, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
OMNIVORO, duo show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Retrospective / Introspective, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
DIALOOG, group show Sofie Van De Velde, G262, Antwerp, Belgium
Kunstenfestival WATOU, verzamelde verhalen #7, In De Luwte Van De Tussentijd, Watou, Belgium
(MOST PEOPLE NEVER LISTEN), solo show Sofie Van De Velde, G262, Antwerp Belgium
A Split Second, Group show Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium
THE LISTENER, solo show EMELY, SInt Martens Latem, Belgium
ENACTING PROTEST, A Performance Exhibition, STUC, Leuven, Belgium
The Divided Body, group show, Leuven, Belgium
RE ART, group show in collaboration with Sotheby’s, Oudenaarde, Belgium
These Things Take Time, group show, Ghent, Belgium
Middle Gate Geel ‘13, group show, Geel, Belgium
Jonge Kunstverzamelaars, group show Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Gentse Kunstweek, A City Under A City Skin, group show, Ghent, Belgium
SINT-JAN, group show in Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
THE SOLO PROJECT, solo show at ART BASEL, Basel, Switzerland
BELGIE TAKE OVER part 01, group show, Brussels, Belgium
BELGIE NIGHT #2, group show Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany