The Table Meeting, 2012
Acryl and wood
15 x 10 x 12 inches (38 x 24 x 30 cm)
The main inspiration of Ruben Bellinkx\'s work is his close environment in which he lives with it\'s everyday utensils, furniture and objects; he usually shows them in situations where they lose their logical function. Through subtle interferences in daily situations, manipulating objects and showing them in absurd combinations, Bellinkx creates appearances that generate a new meaning and leaves the viewer with astonishment. Bellinkx\'s works (drawings, sculptures, films and film stills) are often balancing on the edge of recognition & estrangement and several layers of meaning arise; the vulnerability and instability of our apparent reality become distinct.
n this exhibition Ruben Bellinkx shows a video-installation and a sculpture in which people enter into a strange conversation with a table. A table is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the house. It is an object around which people eat, speak and have meetings.
In the sculpture The Table Meeting several individuals are holding a table in their mouth. In this pose they form, all together, a pyramidical stacking. Despite the fact that these people cannot eat nor speak, there is a clear conversation going on. The presence of each individual is of utmost importance to keep the construction/conversation holding on.