Thomas Van Loocke

Thomas Van Loocke, Belgium
Thomas Van Loocke is an Antwerp-based freelance journalist. He holds MA degrees in Law (’12) and Philosophy (’14) from the University of Leuven. An avid reader and art, photography and film aficionado, he decided to make his passions his profession and began writing for various culture and lifestyle magazines since the summer of 2014.

Articles (10)

A review of Julian Charrière's show, For They That Sow the Wind, and an interview with the artist
Article date: Monday, March 7, 2016

A review of Julian Charrière's show, For They That Sow the Wind, and an interview with the artist

Julian Charriere is a Swiss artist living in Berlin whose fresh and promising work shows a great love of nature, an interest in geological, geographic, and other physical changes, a dynamic sense of time, and a love of travel.

10 Questions: Chris Dorland
Article date: Monday, January 25, 2016

10 Questions: Chris Dorland

I always knew I had something to give or say. The kind of confidence one needs to be an artist for the long haul- I've always had that. Even as a very small child. But it didn't have a name or a real drive until I was a teenager.

10 Questions: Adeline de Monseignat
Article date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

10 Questions: Adeline de Monseignat

My work is an attempt to make the inanimate trigger emotional responses. It is tactile yet distant, seductive yet disconcerting, familiar yet alien, absurd yet sensible, inanimate yet ‘alive’.

"I have a stronger desire than before to bring people closer together" - an interview with Nicolas Provost
Article date: Monday, January 4, 2016

"I have a stronger desire than before to bring people closer together" - an interview with Nicolas Provost

I’m not working towards a body of work that has a consistent and recognisable style. My work is eclectic. The only thing that I try to be consistent with is the poetic conversation that I have with my audience. Today I mostly work in film, video and photography, but that might change. Who knows. All I hope is that I can continue to be a fulltime artist until I die.

10 Questions: Kurt Ralske
Article date: Monday, December 28, 2015

10 Questions: Kurt Ralske

I’m an artist who makes videos, installations, performances, prints. My undergraduate degree is in Computer Science, and my graduate degree is an MFA in Art Criticism. So I am a person who is “good at computers”, but who has spent a lot of time thinking about art, technology, aesthetics, and politics. I use my programming abilities to create art that is connected to the theoretical and critical positions that interest me: the nature of images, the power of the archive, and the nexus of the political and the spiritual.

"I believe small streams make big rivers and that each person has a role to play" - an interview with Caroline Corbasson
Article date: Monday, December 21, 2015

"I believe small streams make big rivers and that each person has a role to play" - an interview with Caroline Corbasson

It seems that in recent years, we’ve been looking and even longing for the stars like we haven’t in decades. NASA announcements and films as Avatar, Gravity, Interstellar and The Martian reached millions of eager people. Have we, in spite of our optimism and belief in technological possibilities, abandoned all hope for our home, plagued as it is by continual crises and human pollution? Are we unconsciously searching for a new one in outer space?

10 Questions: Grace Schwindt
Article date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

10 Questions: Grace Schwindt

I would like to create a response in people, a feeling or a thought. I am always thinking of my audience as an intelligent one that can think and feel something.

Kimsooja 'To Breathe' in Centre Pompidou Metz - "My work has always been a response to violence and inhumanity"
Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Kimsooja 'To Breathe' in Centre Pompidou Metz - "My work has always been a response to violence and inhumanity"

Visiting an exhibition preview can impede an uninhibited view at the art at hand, but in the event of a large-scale installation that opens to the invitees at a specific time, it can also have a magical shine, as if you enter and explore a shrine together. However, this heightened sense of wonder can only partly explain why I was overwhelmed by a wave of goose flesh, even before I fully set foot in Kimsooja’s latest installation. That is the impact her art can have.

10 Questions: Toshio Shibata
Article date: Monday, November 30, 2015

10 Questions: Toshio Shibata

My personality and temperament are quite average, I think, but I am always aware of the unique world I can create.

10 Questions: Caroline Corbasson
Article date: Monday, November 16, 2015

10 Questions: Caroline Corbasson

I’m mostly passionate and determined. I feel strong but not confident yet - I think it takes a while to get there. I’m also very demanding towards others and myself, and of course towards my work. I’m hardly ever satisfied, which is good on one hand and exhausting on the other.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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