Cloet Mark (B)
For already more than 20 years, Mark Cloet is an artist whose work grows in silence. Quiet, calm but with perseverance he believes that his work is in service of the "art-observation". What is making this artist a rather exceptional thinker, because of a work who is hermetic and at the same time made as social act. This lead to an oeuvre that is very conceptual but based on principals of pure material expression. As artist, as philosopher, but surely as citizen Cloet is profiling himself in a conversation of what can make a form autonomous, purpose in the distopia of this actual modern world. In a way Mark Cloets works look like abandoned. In anonymity the artist leaves them carrying a question towards the fact of their organic grow process. Do those art things still have morphological resemblance with the reality? The bronze has an almost utopia existence: carrier of material weight and at the same time exponent of a certain transparency. So, they generate to a tender feeling, to a sighing. They bring on a wish for rest. Like as it should be possible that forms, social claims, titles, rights would be clearer, lighter, translucent, maybe even really palpable and readable, not really necessary or nearly visible.