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Timothy Segers

Tommy Simoens

Timothy Segers’ work is about the suggestion of freedom. Having enjoyed an academic education in film, cultural studies, product development, sculpture and trained as a blacksmith, Timothy Segers’work is characterised by the integration of sculptures into their surroundings and their adaptability to constantly changing situations. His skilfully produced art pieces find endless possibilities for they can be limitlessly moved and/or re-attached. In this manner, the artist encourages a new form of dialogue between the spectator and the work of art in an ever evolving context. This implies a radical breakaway from the framed pictures and the closed and static suggestions that rule the art scene. The spectator becomes the creator being granted the liberty to determine the stance of the work of art receiving an active dramaturgic role to shape his own environment.

Segers’ quest for a thorough examination of materials, brings him to existential questions on the subject of creation itself, as well as its direction and movement. Challenging the limits of function and space to ultimately overcome them, Timothy Segers’ art pieces fulfill the desire to break down the walls of matter and dimension. They tend to visually outgrow and transcend their own spatiality owning a hue of infinity.

 

Black velveteen steel cut-outs are titled ‘Utop series’ in homage to The Great Utopia, the Russian and Soviet avant-garde. These dark moth-like figures stem from improvisational distorted light drawings, for which vectoring programs were used. The quickly warped sketches, produced in powder-coated steel graphical shapes, can be pinned with magnets on the wall and are customisable to any given environment. These sculptures defy perspective by the dimensionality they create. Light spaces of void have been incised through the rough thickness of steel. Timothy Segers’ work thrives on the transformation of matter, shaping it to challenge the traditional notions of aesthetics. In doing so, the artist has the ability to alter the perceptions of our surroundings. 

 

Whereas the Utop Series deals with the suggestion of space and direction and their impact on the spectator, the ‘b.ond-series’ is a paragon of the interplay between the form of a work of art, the space we grant it and how this interaction influences our lives as viewers. These sculptures are handcrafted and own a direct tactility to their conception. These polymorph sculptures are rolled out of a boiling brew, conceived by hand and in the moment through twisting and turning. These long curly swirls of matter look as if they winded up in the space at hand and transcended their creator, appearing to have been produced rather in and by the situation at hand. Since they are made of a flexible material they can be remodelled to any given situation and space. Their density however allows them to be enlarged. Their versatile character lies in their shape, as well as in the way they are handled and placed. Intended to be enlarged, they can be genealogically tracked by lineage to their original mould. They beautifully reflect the industrial approach recurring in Segers’ oeuvre. 

 

Timothy Segers’ work came first to the attention of the international art world in 2015 in the group exhibition of the GAB, selected Belgian abstraction, curated by Luc Tuymans for Parasol unit Foundation in London which later travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, M HKA.

 

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Location

Antwerp Belgium

Dates

2017

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“An artwork is not finished if it’s hanging on a hook. Take it, express yourself through it, do something with it. Art is a language you can play with. It offers suggestions.”

“An artwork is not finished if it’s hanging on a hook. Take it, express yourself through it, do something with it. Art is a language you can play with. It offers suggestions.”

Article by Frank Heirman about Timothy Segers in GvA, 2016

Timothy Segers

Utop spheres 02

powdercoated metal

8 objects of variable sizes

Timothy Segers

Utop spheres 02

powdercoated metal

8 objects of variable sizes

fifacut

Timothy Segers

Green, b.ond sculptures 2021
Polymer, lenght 20m, dia ca. 45cm

“[Segers ] A good setting provoces interaction. There is no theme, no concept needed beyond the skill to set something in the right way.”

Segers works embody a physical barrier that drives the crowd. Many works of art seek to make a social impact, but they are bound by the spirit of time or their culture. Segers works follows an early understanding of the use of abstraction. How systems, matter and habits can be applied beyond our cultural embedded symbolic value.

And the art of putting this expanded form into life as a mystic confrontation. Which describes a new layer, a concept that comes forth what goes beyond our consciousness. Artworks creating such sublime experience include; like the experience between Mark Rothko’s rectangle planes or the disorientation while walking through a Richard Serra. But even in the cradle of abstraction, like Kazimir Malevich and Helga AF Klint, it’s very clear how they handle and share the unexplored possibilities beyond the reality that we’ve known. 

 

What makes Segers works pioneering in this line of uncovering the unknown, is that he removes the artwork from its framework. Each piece becomes an interactive experience, which is made to become part of the expressions of the crowd. 

 

magazine.artland.com/stories-of-iconic-artworks-mark-rothko-seagram-murals/

“[Segers ] A good setting provoces interaction. There is no theme, no concept needed beyond the skill to set something in the right way.”

Timothy Segers

b.Ond Ngola, 2018
Polymer, length 159 cm, dia ca. 4cm
provided with hand-made dark red velvet satchel

Segers works embody a physical barrier that drives the crowd. Many works of art seek to make a social impact, but they are bound by the spirit of time or their culture. Segers works follows an early understanding of the use of abstraction. How systems, matter and habits can be applied beyond our cultural embedded symbolic value.

And the art of putting this expanded form into life as a mystic confrontation. Which describes a new layer, a concept that comes forth what goes beyond our consciousness. Artworks creating such sublime experience include; like the experience between Mark Rothko’s rectangle planes or the disorientation while walking through a Richard Serra. But even in the cradle of abstraction, like Kazimir Malevich and Helga AF Klint, it’s very clear how they handle and share the unexplored possibilities beyond the reality that we’ve known. 

 

What makes Segers works pioneering in this line of uncovering the unknown, is that he removes the artwork from its framework. Each piece becomes an interactive experience, which is made to become part of the expressions of the crowd. 

 

magazine.artland.com/stories-of-iconic-artworks-mark-rothko-seagram-murals/

The search for a material with all its specific properties brought Segers and Exxonmobil together. In order to shape a material to these unconventional needs, the knowledge from different expert opinions was brought together before a work of art was successfully extracted. These first creations were then designed for a monumental scale production. Control of the mastery of this material on a vast scale was not an existing but also the final step to finnish the research behind these artworks. We are now ready to apply all our knowledge and make these new experiences of the bOnd-serie public.

 

Timothy Segers, b.Ond Ngola, 2018 (detail)

Timothy Segers

Utop spheres 02

powdercoated metal

8 objects of variable sizes

Timothy Segers

Utop spheres 02

powdercoated metal

8 objects of variable sizes

“[Segers ] A good setting provoces interaction. There is no theme, no concept needed beyond the skill to set something in the right way.”

Timothy Segers

M HKA , 2016, Utop 3D nr. 2,

powdercoated stainless steel

475 x 200 x 180 cm

Timothy Segers

witch, 2017

wood, aluminium

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Timothy Segers

witch, 2017

wood, aluminium

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Timothy Segers

witch, 2017

wood, aluminium

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Timothy Segers

witch, 2017

wood, aluminium

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Timothy Segers

witch, 2013

chalk on paper

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Timothy Segers

NWBF, 2013

chalk on paper

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Timothy Segers

Bearmask, 2011

Carved & patched wood

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Timothy Segers

Bearmask, 2017

Carved & patched wood

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Timothy Segers

Bearmask, 2017

Carved & patched wood

size

Timothy Segers

model, 2017

Carved & patched wood

size

Timothy Segers

NWBF, 2011

chalk on paper

size

Timothy Segers

NWBF, 2011

chalk on paper

size

Timothy Segers

NWBF, 2011

chalk on paper

size

Timothy Segers

NWBF, 2011

chalk on paper

size

Timothy Segers

NWBF, 2011

chalk on paper

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Timothy Segers

Sketch inflatable baerface pinned down

chalk on paper

size

Timothy Segers

Last of the dark snow, 2008

chroomprint

1/5 size 50 x 50

Timothy Segers

Last of the dark snow, 2008

Carved & patched wood, plastermix, wooden box 

variable sizes

Timothy Segers

Fifa, freedom is for Animals, 2011

chroomprint

1/5 size 50 x 50

Timothy Segers

Bearface mapping, 2010

powdercoated metal

size

Timothy Segers

Las resultas

chroomprint

1/5 size 50 x 50

Timothy Segers

Las resultas

lithography

1/18 size 44 x 29,7 

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