Underground Top Floor (UTF) is an initiative of Vincent Lemson, co-owner of Modest Furniture and co-founder of art space TICK TACK. With UTF Vincent wants to make an extra contribution to the Antwerp art scene. UTF offers 'young' artists the opportunity to exhibit in its challenging space and thus evolve in their work.
For this Modest furniture makes their store, located in the well-known building ‘De Zonnewijzer’ available. This building, located at Mechelsesteenweg 247 (in front of Harmoniepark) was designed by Antwerp architect Léon Stynen and is also home to Tick Tack.
For its first show UTF invites Belgian artist Erik Haemers.
Erik Haemers’ artworks are imbued with his love for architecture, constructions, structure and rhythm.
He translates his everyday observations into sculptural & geometric works. Exploring different materials, layers & techniques while questioning the limits of fine art by switching back and forth between high-end and ubiquitous materials.
His fascination with order and structure is a foundation of his practice, as well as the subtle interplay between architecture and art.
Some artworks seem to dissolve into the architecture, while others seem like a natural extension of it, feeling at ease with the listed modernist building in which UTF is located.