Artist

Arnix Wilnoudt

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Me Myself and I

Me Myself and I

Mixed Media

12"H x 7"W x 15"D

This is My Body

This is My Body

Antique Silver Chalice and Silicone

7"H x 5"W

Silence Means Consent

Silence Means Consent

Mixed Media, Polyester and Bronze

7"H x 10"W x 9"D

Known Unto God

Known Unto God

Brass, Mixed Media, Audio

12"H x 120"W x 120"D

The Last Judgement: The Revelation

The Last Judgement: The Revelation

Mixed Media Installation

295"H x 59"W x 35"D

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

Installation Print on Plexiglass and Silicone Pigs

192"H x 18"W x 20"D

The Tragedy of Lucretia

The Tragedy of Lucretia

Mixed Media

28" H x 51" W x 24" D

The Forbidden Tree I

The Forbidden Tree I

Mixed Media

40.5"H x 20"W x 12"D

The Forbidden Fruit

The Forbidden Fruit

Mixed Media, 1870 Chapel Brass and Silicone

21.25"H x 30"W x 46"D

Le Petit Tondu

Le Petit Tondu

Mixed Media

12"H x 7"W x 15"D

Arnix Wilnoudt

(b 1958)

Lives and works in The Netherlands 

 

Arnix Wilnoudt (pseudonym) is a conceptual artist from The Netherlands. His artworks are primarily intended as a challenge for the intellect and presently deal with such themes as religion and power. Raised as a Roman Catholic, amidst priests and nuns, he developed a sharp eye for manipulation and hypocrisy. WWII’s traumatic effects also played a role in Arnix’s influences, creating his statements of refusal towards uniforms and authority. Later on, Arnix’s experience with social psychology including that of unorthodox ideas and solutions, created connections between that of commercial communication and art.

 

Arnix sees power as a terrifying addiction, out of control and disregarded by those watching from the shadows.  Conceptual artist Arnix’s debut body of work consists of exquisite sculptures that directly affront the traditional paradigms of power and subordination. Each is an allegorical exploration into the trauma of authority with immaculate craftsmanship and beautiful detail belying intense psychological perception. Antique religious artifacts combined with lifelike silicon faces, genitals, and animal heads to form challenging treatises on egoism, conformism, dogmatism, self-respect, honor, desire, objectification, and abuse. Arnix urges a dialogue through the scrutiny and interaction of his work; “What if the abuser did not have the power?  Human civilization, the religious community, the perpetrator and victim, they are each other’s victim. The main question is ‘How is the viewer supposed to relate to them?’ Arnix strives to address these questions in his work. 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015        The 56 Venice Art Biennale 2015 | Global Art Affairs Foundation Palazzo Bembo “Personal     Structures”, Venice , Italy

                  Master’s of LXRY, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                  ArttheHague, The Netherlands

                  Art. Fair, Cologne, Germany

                  Taste the Future, Venice, Italy

                  Art Southanmpton, Ny

2014        Context Art Miami Basel | Miami, FL 

2014        Iconoclasm | The McLoughlin Gallery | San Francisco, CA 

                  The Silicon Valley Contemporary Artfair | San Jose, CA

                  The Residencies, the Ritz Carlton, Miami Beach, FL

2013        Context Art Fair | The McLoughlin Gallery

 

 

PRESS AND MEDIA

2015              Kunstenaar-arnix-wilnoudt-met-zijn-kunstwerk-the-tragedy-of-lucretia

Video Arnix Wilnoudt 56. Biennale di Venezia

Virtual tour Palazzo Bembo Venice

Catalogue Personal Stuctures Venice page 306-309

2015/10/14/the-tragedy-of-lucretia

ArtTheHaque impression

2015/09/arnix-wilnoudt

Taste-the-future-a-venezia

Hollandse Meesters Taste the Future in Venetië

Moderne-Hollandse-Meesters-organiseren-groot-kunstevenement-in-Venetie

Biennale-Venetie-2015-opening-van-de-tentoonstelling-personal-structures

Venezia-biennale-fuori-biennale

2015/07/crossing-borders-personal-structures

Nederlandse-kunstenaars-exposeren-op-de-biennale-van-venetie

liked-venice-biennale

Nederlandse kunstenaars in Venice

2015/06/biennale-de-venise-mes-coups-de-coeurs

Moderne & Hedendaagse Abstracte Kunst

56-venedig-biennale-2015-teil-2-arsenale

Venice-biennale-15-showing-personal-structures-crossing-borders

academia.edu/12633519/crossing_borders

Adgblog.it.non-e-bello-cio-che-e-bello-la-biennale-di-venezia-2015

2014              Miamiherald.com Miami Art Watch 2014

Hifructose.com Miami Art Week 2014

Pasunautre.com Highlights from Context Art Miami

Context Art Miami work of the day: Arnix Wilnoudt “Seven Deadly Sins”

Catsynth.com Iconoclasm at Mcloughlin Gallery

Artbusiness.com Iconoclasm Arnix Wilnoudt

Examiner.com Iconoclasm at Mcloughlin Gallery

Baartquake.blogspot.nl Iconoclasm at Mcloughlin Gallery

Dutchcultureusa.com The Mcloughlin Gallery presents the exhibition Iconoclasm

Aimeesantos.com Silicon Valley Contemporary ArtFair

Sextronixxx.com Art and artists from the silicon valley Artfair

Contemporary Art Fairs Silicon Valley

Artnet.com Silicon Valley Contemporary Artfair 2014

Arttour International Magazine page 64-66

2013              Art 2 Heart Interview with artist Arnix Wilnoudt
Recap of Art Basel week 2013 in Miami