Ballroom Gallery

Chloé Arrouy

(b. 1993), lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Chloé Arrouy’s sculptural practice is based on an experimental approach to traditional metalworking techniques. The objects she makes often refer to medieval societies, and their abundant production of disturbing forms. Through the manipulation of signs from different Western cultural contexts, she questions the paradoxes of these symbols which, then, become fields of experimentation. Between sensuality and austerity, innocence and infamy, her practice pushes her to explore the empathic power of forms, in their capacity to provoke a physical sensation, often that of pain. The universe she conjures up resonates with those of witchcraft, torture, but also of bdsm and teenage years, all of which are propitious territories to evoke her relationship to existence, sexuality and culture.