Portraits

2017
silk thread, bamboo, glue, Indian ink
93.5 x 38.5 x 11.5 cm

In memory of my mother.
(1947-2014)

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2017
hand dyed silk thread, bamboo, glue
128 x 38.5 x 14.5 cm

In memory of my mother.
(1947-2014)

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2016
post-its, fluff
62.7 x 58.7 x 3 cm

In this work Kley captured the first traces of human contact by collecting the fluff from a newborn's hands. Each day, during ...

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2015
plasticine, paper washcloths, wood, metal, glass
502 x 42 x 82 cm

Self-portrait of and by Walter (°1949-2014)

Walter was a craftsman and construction worker before suffering from locked-in syndrome. ...

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2014
polyurethane foam, iron, felt
58 x 40 x 31 cm

first in the series on the Three Princes of Serendip,
sons of Bahram V, King of Persia (420–438)

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2014
wood, thread, iron
43,4 x 100 x 10 cm

portrait of Josephus (°1866)

Weaver shot in Aarschot (BE) in 1914 during World War I.
The work was carefully handwoven by ...


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2013
polyurethane foam, wood
59 x 53 x 48 cm

portrait of Lulu (°1963)
upholsterer in Philippi Township (South-Africa)

The sculptures derive from close interaction between Lulu and the ...


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2013
polyurethane foam, piping cord
57 x 35 x 30 cm

portrait of Lulu (°1963)
upholsterer in Philippi Township (South-Africa)

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2013
polyurethane foam
43 x 34 x 37 cm

portrait of Lulu (°1963)
upholsterer in Philippi Township (South-Africa)

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LULU IV
2013
plastic, nails, staples, wood
42 x 40 x 41 cm

LULU V (2013)
watercolour print
15 x 100 cm

result of Lulu's interaction ...




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2013
marble, wood, nylon thread, rope
45 x 20 x 19 cm

portrait of Felix (°1944)
CEO of a multinational, Cape Town

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2013
marble, glass, metal, nylon thread, rope, cotton
33 x 52 x 68 cm

portrait of Felix (°1944)
CEO of a multinational, Cape Town

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2013 paper, human sweat, human grease
42 x 42 cm

portrait of Theo (°1982)
professional dancer, Cape Town

in collaboration with Theo Ndindwa

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2013
metal spring, hardboard, leather
110 x 5.5 cm diameter

portrait of Theo (°1982)
professional dancer, Cape Town

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2013
cotton, vinyl, thread, felt, plastic, textiles, paper
129 x 37 cm

portrait of Igshaan (°1982)
visual artist, Cape Town

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2013
book, iron bowl, clay, water
63 x 41 x 45.5 cm

portrait of Olive (°not given)
market vendor, ex-librarian, South Africa

(photo: Michael De Lausnay)

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95 A4 prints
dimensions variable

The work derives from an interaction between me and my partner in a time I lived abroad. On the first day of the separation, ...

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documentation of 144 cotton sculptures,
collected and transformed over a period of 9 months
elements for a spatial installation

photo: Diana Di Nitto

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Group Portraits

2017

participative installation
cotton, metal poles, 2550 hand dyed and hand cut cotton ribbons
140m, height 2.20-3.80m
Tribute to the victims of the tsunami in Japan, March 2011
in collaboration with ...



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2016
installation with pillows and textile
length 150 m, height 1.5 -2.5 m
April '16, Genk

Group portrait in collaboration with children Yansin, Leen, Mirsad, Ilyas, Anouk, Fien, Evey, Sam, Jorinde, ...


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2016

Installation of handkerchiefs
37 x 37 cm each

collaboration with children
Noemi, Ilyas, Jana, Julie, Maite, Bo, Lucy, Chiara, Sam, Valentina, Kaat, Linde

continuous project

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2014
participative installation
cotton thread
length 100m, height 2-5m
Parc de Forest, Brussels
30 August 2014, 4pm-midnight

Group portrait by Mado, Quintus, Emiel, Levi, Gina, Maria vdB, Sil, Hélène, Diana, ...




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Moist

MOIST (black) I
glass, empty ink cartridges, wooden shelf
40 x 40 x 1.8 cm / shelf 53.8 x 11.7 x 2.5 cm

MOIST (yellow) I
glass, empty ink cartridges, ...


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Moist (magenta) II
glass, ink cartridge cases, wooden base
72 x 7.6 x 2.2 cm / base 10.3 x 10.3 x 75 cm

Moist (cyan) II




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glass, cartridge lids
36.8 x 31.5 x 1.7 cm

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(photo: Michael De Lausnay)

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exhibition views

7 Rue des Fabriques, Brussels, solo exhibition | Sep 2014

The Moist series emerged from a time Maria Kley faced extensive work related correspondence and high-speed production. She collected the ...

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Drawings/ Studies

pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

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pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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pencil and graphite on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

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untitled I (study of damage) (2013)
pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

untitled II (study of damage) (2013)
pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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Untitled I (study on Repairing a Broken Mould) (2012)
pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

Untitled II (study on Repairing a Broken Mould) (2012)
ink on paper
14.9 x ...



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ink on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

ink on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

ink on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

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