Elien Ronse

Elien Ronse is Artist in Residence of the Spring 2015 residency period of studio das weisse haus.

Artist’s statement

The starting point for Elien Ronse is the banal structure of her own life and people surrounding her. She’s endlessly documenting rooms, household objects, time structures and daily movements by taking pictures and making notes. How do we organise life? What are we doing to make it comfortable? Her work refers to the way we’re controlling our environment by adapting everything to make life easier. In meanwhile this archiving is again an impossible way to get grip on her own environment. These documents she’s using to make paintings and installations.

In Das Weisse Haus she’ll concentrate on the ‘bedroom’, as a part of house and home. A house as a place where we live, the home as a set of variable unfulfillable ideas and feelings. The bedroom carries most aspects of personal life, full of everyday intimacy. Within the same time filled with widespread impersonal stuff and structures, that are rather boring, but crucial in life for everybody. In Vienna Elien is crossing the thresholds that separate intimate spaces from the outside. She’s revealing the ordinary nature of our existence that takes place in domestic spaces.

Education
Master Visual arts, St. Lucas Ghent (2005-2007 and 2010-2012)

Residences
Frans Masereelcentrum, Kasterlee, Belgium (2012)
D’CLINICstudios, Lendava, Slovenia (2014)

Exhibitions
Soloexhibition, Elien Ronse, ‘Schilderijen’, Intramuros, CC Gildhof, Tielt (2011)
Nomination KBC-price for Young artists, De Canvascollectie, Bozar, Brussels (2012)
Soloexhibition, Elien Ronse, ‘Will be replaced’, CC De Beuk, Kortemark (2012)
ITHAKA 21, Monumental, LOKO, Leuven (2013)
Elien Ronse and Brooke Sanderson, ‘Memory’, D’CLINICstudios, Lendava, Slovenia (2014)
Elien Ronse and Melissa Verschelde, ‘Surrounded by many’, gallery NVT, Ghent (2014)
Now you are here, gallery Kamer XIII, Ghent (2014)
Vibrations Off, Honoré d’O, gallery Kristof Declercq, Ghent (2014)

Web

www.elienronse.be

Works

"17 beds I was sleeping in and 4 JANSJÖ lamps i was sleeping next to between 18/2/2014 and 31/3/2014, pictures and notes on lined paper, 2014

“17 beds I was sleeping in and 4 JANSJÖ lamps i was sleeping next to between 18/2/2014 and 31/3/2014, pictures and notes on lined paper, 2014

"Aansteker zout", alphabetical studio, 2014

“Aansteker zout”, alphabetical studio, 2014

Memory, cardgame, 2014

Memory, cardgame, 2014

"Food diary", acrylics and oil on canvas, 2m x 2m, 2014

“Food diary”, acrylics and oil on canvas, 2m x 2m, 2014

"Aardapels zwarte peper", an alphabetical installation in Christophe Declercq gallery, videostill, 2014

“Aardapels zwarte peper”, an alphabetical installation in Christophe Declercq gallery, videostill, 2014

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