Born in 1986, lives and works in Brussels. Valérian Goalec uses existing forms in order to develop them, alter them, and take them elsewhere. Façades, architecture, windows or air vents become abstract sculptures, serial modulations and variations, models or paintings, modules or units of measure and of comparison.
The elements may be apprehended both as autonomous entities and as a coherent, solid whole, yet they remain possibly interchangeable, simultaneously interdependent and separate. Valérian Goalec draws a pre-existing form from its context, appropriating, developing and multiplying it in order to obtain a new coherent form, devoid of its primary material qualities but gaining a host of other characteristics. His formal units function as unit of measures and of reflection, and as modules for aesthetic research.
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