Peter Buggenhout's unpolished, raw sculptures evoke images of destroy, desolation, dirt and ruins and they have been described as 'archaeological discoveries of a distant future'. His sculptural installations are made of diverse found materials that the artist likes to call abject: industrial trash, household dust, natural horsehair or tanned animal guts are detached from their original context and are reassembled in a new constellation. At first sight, the works look like a construction of random various materials, however, underneath this chaos lies a carefully well thought-over logic as it is an equivalent representation of the complex reality that is surrounding us. The sculptures of Buggenhout are as if they are turned inside out: it is appealing and at the same time repulsing as the works look so decrepit and raw, resulting in a fragile and discomforting beauty.
Photo: Peter Buggenhout, installation view (detail) Neues Museum Nürnberg, 2017, photo: Roman März
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