Mark Swysen - algorythmatrix and more

The artist Mark Swysen questions the thought patterns of the human brain and the sociological dynamics of human coexistence from different perspectives. Psychology, genetics, sociology, religion, history and philosophy are sources of his inspiration. Mark Swysen refers to the art philosopher Arthur Danto: "Art is an embodied meaning" and that an artistic work is like an "awake dream that can be shared with others".
For the visual language of the artist, any technology, material, phenomenon or object can be considered as an instrument. In his artistic work, the artist removes everyday objects from their usual context and charges them with new levels of meaning. Because of the subcutaneous influence, light, movement and sound belong to his preferred media. The result of his deconstruction and montage questions the one-dimensionality of our perception and opens up new possibilities for interpretation.

© based on the author Dr. Helena Horn, ArtLight Magazine, August 2018

1965 born in Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp
since 2018 Cooperation with the gallery FLOX
2019 Remondis Light Award, Essen, Germany
  Studied biology at the Free University of Brussels
  Studied art "Master of arts & research" Sint. Lukas College of Antwerp & Hasselt (BE), working as freelance artist
Exhibitions (Solo and Group), Biennale, Art Festivals
2022/14 Ieper (BE) Biennale Open Sites Sporen
2021/17 Lübben-Spreewald (DE) Aquamediale Biennale
2020/12 Lille (FR) Entrelacs Biennale
2019/17/16/14/12 Dresden (DE) OSTRALE BIENNALE
2019/17/15 Gera (DE) Hoehler Biennale,
2017 Gera (DE) Hoehler Biennale,
2016 Poznan (PL) Mediations Biennial
2016 Enschede (NL) Twente Biennale
2015 Havana (CU) Havanna Biennial
2022 London (UK) Canary Wharf: Summer Lights
2020 Essen (DE) Welterbe Zollverein: Contemporary Art Ruhr
2019 Tel Aviv (IL) International Photography Festival Photo IS:RAEL
2019 Berlin (DE) Ortstermin, Kunstverein Tiergarten
2019 Haarlem (NL) Kunstlijn Haarlem: APLOMB
2018 Kassel (DE) Alte Brüderkirche
2010 Rouen (FR) Cathédrale: Courant d’Art
2021 Almelo (NL) Kunsthal + Stichting Nieuwe Twentse Kunst
2021 Zolder (BE) Museum ZLDR Luchtfabriek
2018 Dresden (DE) Gallery FLOX
2017 Berlin (DE) Botanisches Museum
2016 Köln (DE) Neues Kunstforum
2015 Herne (DE) Ruhrmuseum Flottmann-Hallen
2010 Brussels (BE) FeliXart Museum
2020 Hasselt (BE) Kunsthalle Z33
2020 Antwerpen (BE) M HKA
2020/18 Antwerpen (BE) NICC
2019 Enschede (NL) Rijksmuseum Twenthe
2018 Orleans – Dry (FR) Château du Bouchet: Journées EU du Patrimoine
2016 Herne (DE) Ruhrmuseum Flottmann-Hallen
2013 Havana (CU) Centro Hispano-Americano de Cultura
2013 Aardenburg (NL) Kunstenfestival: Sint-Baafs Abdijkerk
2012 Seoul (SK) Zaha Museum
2008 Zwolle (NL) Museum de Fundatie