阿纳·奎兹 ARNE QUINZE
Arne Quinze was born in 1971 in Belgium and lives and works in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. In the eighties he began working as a graffiti artist, and the urge to express himself artistically dates from this period, but he never finished an official art education. Quinze creates large and small sculptures, drawings, paintings, and large-scale installations. Smaller works, sketches, and drawings are the basis and research for his large installations. In the process of searching himself and optimizing every new idea, he becomes entirely absorbed in his world and creations. Recurring fundamentals in his oeuvre are the use of multiple types of wood, including salvaged wood; electrical colors in fluorescent paint (yellow, orange, and black); and themes referring to social interaction, communication, rhythm, and the interplay of lines.
What drives Quinze is the belief in the possible realization of an idealistic society where all individuals communicate and interact. Neglecting our human needs, we live in an era where direct social interaction has been almost completely diminished to non-existent. Quinze aims to bring people together and push them into a vigorous dialogue. In his work, communal activities flourish and social cohesion is the norm. His installations are built to provoke reaction and to intervene in the daily life of passersby confronted with his sculptures.
In every culture Quinze comes across, he unravels physical processes, drawing inspiration for his oeuvre, and is fueled by overwhelming optimism. Besides building architectural sculptures, he creates complex art pieces and video installations inscribing his vision in society of how people see themselves and society in the present and future.
Quinze is an obsessive collector of used materials, which he recycles to give their lines new life in the manifestation of his vision. In editing what he has found, he redefines the layers and textures in his compositions. He aspires to improve the original imperfections in his quest to create the perfect line even when he knows this line might not ever exist. Every new creative breed in present-day society captures his imagination and influences his research and study on interaction, urbanity movement, speed, and light. Quinze scans a city in a blink of an eye and is able to divulge the ongoing rhythm expressing the continuously evolution of human beings and their surroundings. But above all, Arne Quinze tries to evoke communication and human interaction.
作为一名艺术家，奎兹发起了一场针对自身、受众群体以及他的概念想法的持久斗争。这是一场永不停止的奋斗，激励人们树立从无到有构建一个全新社会的信心。通过这样的努力，奎兹与世界上其他的前领当代艺术家走到了一起，例如Miro, Picasso, Giacometti和 Calder。把他们带到一起的是他们发起的斗争，在创作过程中，通过相对保守的力量自由表达自我。奎兹无时不刻进行着自我挑战，永不停止艺术方面的实验，这就是他的风格。
As an artist, Quinze puts up a continuing fight within himself, with clients, and with his conceptual ideas. It’s an unceasing struggle to encourage people to place confidence in building a whole new reality from scratch. In this endeavor, Quinze relates to the first leading contemporary artists in the world, such as Miro, Picasso, Giacometti, and Calder. What unites them is the struggle they brought about with more conservative powers to express themselves freely throughout their creative process. Quinze challenges himself around the clock, thereby yielding to the endless experiment art signifies for him.