Studio Job has
bananas for an exhibition at Belgiums Samuel
The gallery in
coastal town of Knokke is currently hosting The
Banana Show: a solo
exhibition of banana-themed art and
design by the
Belgian studio, founded by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in 2000.
limited-edition collection of Banana Lamps comprises seven
lights, designed to look like the yellow fruit.
includes five standing models held up in different positions by
curved representations of a bananas peeled skin, as
well as a
hanging wall light and an oversized version.
light features a polished bronze skin and an etched
glass fruit filled with LED lights.
are the most popular fruit in the world... a nice reference to
other icons of the Pop Art, the Marilyns, the
Campbells Soups, the
Dollars signs, Coca-Cola...
distilling the beauty out of the popular
is an art form
itself, said a statement from the gallery,
also cited former artist-in-residence Keith Haring as a
reference for the exhibition.
Banana Show also includes the Buoy Mirror, which has a
ring-shaped frame with four white bands and resembles
facet-cut mirror features sintered glass and hand-painted
graphics in keeping with the exhibitions theme.
new ink banana drawings on A2 paper in oak frames will be
alongside 30 drawings taken from Job Smeets
archive from 1998 to
2005. The exhibition also coincides
with the release of a book
entitled Desegnaĵoj – the
first monograph of Smeets drawings.