Galerie Polaris
15 rue des Arquebusiers, 75003 Paris
January 7 - February 4, 2012

The coming show will be the second solo exhibition of the young Belgian artist from Ghent at the galerie Polaris. With a strong and explicit title: Slaughterhouse closed, the show will include a set of oil on canvas as well as new drawings and object-sculptures.
Painted works named « Religion-crapulé » or « leprous-suicide », and « leprous » -for a pair of crutches topped by a painting -,confirm an intense pictorial expression.
Here, the dramatization of life reaches its full scope.
Bart Baele refers to its own life as well as his daily thoughts regarding man’s place within humanity. In doing so, his images are pessimistic, however they hold a touch of humour proper to « Northern » Belgians.
Bart Baele stands back from the pain he resents faced with contemporary life and art; nevertheless, his work conveys strong resentment towards human nature.
For him, each painting is a scar of life.
Bart Baele is considered as one of the most interesting and promising artist of the new Flemish generation.

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