Bart Lodewijks Nieuw Texas/klein Chicago
The work of Dutch artist Bart Lodewijks is manifested in the city, throughout its streets and neighbourhoods, where it brings unexpected encounters with residents, housing associations, and public officials. Lodewijks describes his chalk lines of varying thicknesses and arrangements as a “gentle approach”, one that is “not intended as a fleeting touch, as something transient”. This book documents the chalk drawings he made in two neighbourhoods of Genk, Belgium, a project for which he also agreed to integrate a clean-up campaign. When the markings stubbornly persisted on a particular block of flats, it offered the artist the opportunity for personal reflection about his work.
|76 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/English