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Luc Gijbels

ComeOpenYours
February 17th  - April 2nd, 2023

COMEOPENYOURS

Luc Gijbels travels around the world with a white ball of wool and his camera. He’s spinning and wrapping with white woolen threads to connect everyone and everything together, gently telling his story on a way to more awareness (through connectedness).

The white thread serves as a metaphor in more than one way. First of all as a representation of ‘Life’ as a white ball of wool that we are given at birth, that unwinds and can never be wound up again. There is an end to the ball, that much we know. But when we arrive at that end, an unsolvable question remains. One person is given a fat ball of wool, another a small one. Fairness plays no role here. It’s not about honesty. But about whether we knit something beautiful with our ball, for ourselves and (even more important) for those we meet along the way as it unravels and those with whom we become connected on our way. His white woolen lines expose as well those invisible lines, from our most intimate relationships up to the world wide connections between all of us.

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LUC GIJBELS

The life of Luc Gijbels from Heusden-Zolder (Belgium) reads smoothly: more than 12 years of success as business manager/creative director of a few advertising agencies of his own. But then suddenly, at only 32, he chose to spend a year as an artist hermit in Portugal, focussing on tons of writing and some painting. With no money, no bank cards and all bank accounts blocked. For more than a year, he solely lived on the earnings from the artwork he created.  

 

Once back home, he started his own fashion production house. Because fashion, among a number of other creative pursuits, is a great love. He doesn't let the new business grow over his head and keeps the number of employees within limits this time. Now he has the freedom to combine. Among other things, Luc decides to spend three months living among 200 children in South Africa. Writing, photographing, playing and imagining. To tell the first story using his white ball of wool. The result is two art books, each weighing 2.8 kilograms. In the first book 'Life', he worked with both black and white and color photographs of the children and people around them. The white thread is always 'the red thread'. The pictures speak their own powerful language. Gijbels himself tells his story of how he - I - makes more and more connections with people and in this way amasses a valuable life. 

 

The second book, 'Memory', focuses on 200 expressive portrait artworks that he made one by one with the children. Hidden playful life wisdom makes us reflect on our own lives. The second part is at the same time a reference to the first-person who still wanted to say so much to the people around him, but his life's ball of wool turned out to have been unrolled too quickly. The art story was given the name 'A Little Glow in the Dark' and is part of Gijbels' larger art project 'The World White Wool Project', in which he keeps making us reflect on our own lives through his white ball of wool.

For Sale

Serie 'Closed Eyes'

Luc Gijbels_Lutho

Closed Eyes_Lutho

130x180mm

Luc Gijbels_Sarra

Closed Eyes_Sarra
130x180mm

Luc Gijbels_Jesus

Closed Eyes_Jesus
130x180mm

Luc Gijbels_Phoeby

Closed Eyes_Phoeby

130x180mm

Luc Gijbels_Joke

Closed Eyes_Joke

130x180mm

Luc Gijbels_Lulo

Closed Eyes_Lulo

130x180mm

Serie 'ALGITD Private World'

Luc Gijbels_Music

The sound of Music
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Monk

The Balancing Monk
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Belly Button

Belly Button

300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Marriage

The Divine Marriage

300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Blue knotted

The Blue-knotted Gentlemen
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Clear View

The Clear View
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_The Way Forward

The Way Forward
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Gardenflower 1

Gardenflower 1
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_The Hunting Leopard Boy

The Hunting Leopard Boy
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_The Bootlegged Rainmaker

The Bootlegged Rainmaker
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Gardenflower 2

Gardenflower 2
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_The Soft Handed Boxer

The Soft Handed Boxer
300x400mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Private World_Collection

Private World
Collection 
 - Unique

Serie 'ALGITD Fantasy World'

Luc Gijbels_Baba

The Colorful Bath of Baba

200x300mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Manana

The Colorful Bath of Manana

200x300mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_I Live

I Live

200x300mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Beautiful Thinking

The Endless Beautiful Thinking

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Bath Girl

The Colorful Bubble Bath Girl

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Sunny Sun Girl

The Sunny Sun Girl

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Moment of Connection

The Moment of Connection

600x900mm - Unique

Serie 'ALGITD Global World'

Luc Gijbels_Chic Lady

Shack Chic Lady of E24

200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Sun Mask Sangoma

Shack Chic Sun Mask Sangoma

200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Albino Girl

Shack Chic Albino Girl
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Golden Gentleboy

Shack Chic Golden Gentleboy

200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Blue Mama

Shack Chic Blue Mama
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Class Daddy

Shack Chic Class Daddy
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Mom of Five

Shack Chic Mom of Five
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Gentle Giant

Shack Chic Gentle Giant
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Stoned Connection

Shack Chic Stoned Connection
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Friendship

Shack Chic Friendship
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Blue Bedroom

Shack Chic Blue Bedroom 
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic School Girl

Shack Chic School Girl
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Boy with Brush

Shack Chic Boy with Brush
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Funny Friendship

Shack Chic Funny Friendship
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Lady of C1882

Shack Chic Lady of C1882
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Gentleboys

Shack Chic Gentleboys 
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Master Bedroom

Shack Chic Master Bedroom
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Pink Girl

Shack Chic Pink Girl
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Green Kitchen

Shack Chic Green Kitchen
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Blue Shack

Shack Chic Lady of C1882
200x300mm - Edition of 3

Global World - Collection of 20
Unique

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Lady of B142

Shack Chic Lady of B142
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Wallpaper Room

Shack Chic Wallpaper Room

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Golden Bedroom

Shack Chic Golden Bedroom 

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Be 4 Girl

Shack Chic Be 4 Girl

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Shack Chic Pineapple Lady

Shack Chic Pineapple Lady

600x900mm - Unique

Serie 'ALGITD Community World - Part 1'

Luc Gijbels_Inga_‘Coverboy

Inga_‘Coverboy’

600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Zintle_‘Sunshine'

Zintle_‘Sunshine’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Asanda_‘Ingenuity’

Asanda_‘Ingenuity’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Sithulile_‘Observer’

Sithulile_‘Observer’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Lempo_‘Elegance’

Lempo_‘Elegance’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Busi_‘Covergirl’

Busi_‘Covergirl’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Athehkois_‘Peacemaker’

Athehkois_‘Peacemaker’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Lonwabo_‘The Smart One’

Lonwabo_‘The Smart One’
600x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Athenkosi_‘Highsensitivity’

Athenkosi_‘Highsensitivity’
600x900mm - Unique

Serie 'ALGITD Community World - Part 2'

Luc Gijbels_Puppeteer Doll

Puppeteer Doll
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_The Prophet Boy

The Prophet Boy
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Brain Twirl Girl

Brain Twirl Girl
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_My Human Energy

My Human Energy
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_wwwebgirl

wwwebgirl
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Boypower

Boypower
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_The Hiding Boy

The Hiding Boy
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Galloping Boy

Galloping Boy
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_God’s Self Image

God’s Self Image
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Wondering Girlstar

Wondering Girlstar
900x900mm - Unique

Serie 'ALGITD Community World - Part 3'

Luc Gijbels_The Holy Innocent Mind

The Holy Innocent Mind
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_The Unbreakable Understanding

The Unbreakable Understanding
900x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Dreams of the Silent Girl

Dreams of the Silent Girl
1400x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Spider girl’s dreams

Spider girl’s dreams
1400x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_The Beginning and the End

The Beginning and the End

1400x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Bounded or Free

Bounded or Free

1400x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Dream Rain

Dream Rain

1400x900mm - Unique

Serie ALGITD Community World - Part 4 - Duo's

Luc Gijbels_Boy’s little Move

Boy’s little Move

300x300mm -Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Boy’s big Change

Boy’s big Change
300x300mm -Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_ think the Sun is mine

I think the Sun is mine
300x300mm -Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Embrace the Beauty

Embrace the Beauty
300x300mm -Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_The Heartbeat Boy 1

The Heartbeat Boy 1
300x300mm -Edition of 3

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The Heartbeat Boy 2
300x300mm -Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_My World is turning around

My World is turning around
300x300mm -Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_My World is turning around too

My World is turning around too
300x300mm -Edition of 3

Serie ALGITD Community World - Part 5

Luc Gijbels_The Elegant Salute

The Elegant Salute
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gjbels_Music_The Composer

Music_The Composer
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_The Optical Illusion - Boy

The Optical Illusion - Boy
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_No Freedom to Think

No Freedom to Think
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Serie ALGITD Memory

Luc Gijbels_Memory collection

Memory 200_times 150x150mm

Overall dimensions: 3000x1500mm or 6000x750mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Been there, Done That

Memory 001_Amahle-Schoeman
‘Been there, Done That.’
1200x1200mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Get into your dog’s head.

Memory 091_Mbuyiselo-Mbuge

‘Get into your dog’s head.’
1200x1200mm - Unique

Serie ALGITD Portraits

Luc Gijbels_Imkitha Nkwalase

Imkitha Nkwalase
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Lulonke Hiti

Lulonke Hiti
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Akalhlulwa Mbualawa

Akalhlulwa Mbualawa
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Lisakhanya Mrabalala

Lisakhanya Mrabalala
300x300mm - Edition of 3

Luc Gijbels_Hlakanipha Nqweniso_Closed

Hlakanipha Nqweniso_Close
1200x1200mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Hlakanipha Nqweniso_Open

Hlakanipha Nqweniso_Open
1200x1200mm - Unique

Serie ALGITD Droom(brieven)

Luc Gijbels_Big Girly

Big Girly
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Zandile

Zandile
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Zanele

Zanele
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Alutha

Alutha
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Onke

Onke
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Asive

Asive
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Goofey

Goofey
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Anita

Anita
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Amahle

Amahle
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Ntsikelelo

Ntsikelelo
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Lempho

Lempho
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Inga

Inga
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Alicia

Alicia
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Ntutuzelo

Ntutuzelo
300x400mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Twinki

Twinki
300x400mm - Unique

Serie 'Private Room'

Luc Gijbels_Erlof

TheWorldWhiteWoolProject
Erlof - 1200x1200mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Pepe

TheWorldWhiteWoolProject
Pepe
- 1200x1200mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Anzulina

TheWorldWhiteWoolProject
Anzulina
- 407x506mm - Unique

TheWorldWhiteWoolProject
Anzulina
- 1200x900mm - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Joke_Water

TheWorldWhiteWoolProject
Joke_‘Water’  - 1800x600mm - Unique

Sculptures and installations

Luc Gijbels_Watch2

WeWaitWatchersAreGuiltyToo Watch 2/3 - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Watch3

WeWaitWatchersAreGuiltyToo Watch 1/3  - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Mbuge

Cross Mbuge - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Schoeman

Cross Schoeman - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Balance1

WeWaitWatchersAreGuiltyToo
Balance 1/3 - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Balance2

WeWaitWatchersAreGuiltyToo
Balance 1/3 - Unique

Luc Gijbels_Putin Balls

Only To Putin Soft Balls’ 1/1 - Unique

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