De Kapellekensbaan by Louis Paul Boon

The story takes place at the end of the nineteenth century in Aalst ("the city of the two factories, where it always rains, even when the sun shines").

The work

"The Brick. Nothing is more flemish and at the same time more cheerless. Always the same shape, monotonous. Just like the factory walls at both sides of 'de Kapellekesbaan', that runs from 'Erembodegem' to 'Aalst'. The brick also plays an important role in the book: the joinery Ondine wants to buy, the factory walls, the chapel, ... It seemed like a good symbol to sculpt the image.
I drew a brick wall which I used as a pattern, randomly placed on top of each other. I worked with one color: brick red. With the right transparency, the multiple layers form a gray, dark color. Even the lining and the brick pattern become unreadable, a black hole. The image has no up, down, left or right. It radiates chaos and disorientation. The economical typography sits quietly on the side and enhances the idea of disorientation."

The artist: Fred Lateurfrom Brussels (BEL)

Fred Lateur is designer & art director. Hij houdt van eenvoudige vorm, primaire kleuren en chocolade. 
De laatste 10 jaar werkte hij voor verschillende bureaus, bouwde aan tal van merken en persoonlijke projecten in en rond Brussel.
Ooit wil hij wel met een Citroën DS uit 1974 rijden.