BES Institute Boy & Erik Stappaerts

Objects & Backgrounds Interactive Platform

Collaborate & Participate with creativity to implement you personal window.

BES Interactive Platform Concept


Boy & Erik Stappaerts introduces a new, participatory aspect that is increasingly imposing itself on his artistic practice. Being a participant you get access to an interactive space (‘cloud’) in which, as a user, one can not only consult the volumes, the drawings and the paintings – the ‘Objects and Backgrounds’ from the title – but also process and integrate them into manually composed images that can be further exchanged via a virtual ‘drawing community’ or with which we can feed and express our own (online) identity. Constructed as an ‘open platform’, BES’ digital ‘studio’ collects virtually all the works he has produced to date and transforms them into vectorial ‘tools’ with which the user can generate new, personalised compositions of his own: layered ‘self-images’ that characterize her, their, or his current or predetermined capacity. In this way it connects as a concept to the various social media that increasingly form the framework in which individual and collective expression is achieved, but also contains a commentary on its aestheticisation and how the artistic product becomes a detached fact that is disconnected from its original authorship through light-hearted processes of appropriation. But in spite of (or just because of) this critical approach, it is above all an optimistic and constructive plan; a plan that, starting from the current condition with its pitfalls and shortcomings, strives for a new community of people who embrace creativity and self-reflection and rightly consider the visual arts as an environment from which they can approach, evaluate and shape the (future) world. Whereby the latter may also be considered to the letter and the (diary) drawings created through the platform become the stakes for personalising (consumer) goods.

The Pentagronium

BES Cloud Database Objects

(selected preview, to discover the entire BES cloud database use the request form below)

BESIP | Objects | 5

BESIP | Objects | 4

BESIP | Objects | 3

BESIP | Objects | 2

BESIP | Objects | 1

BES Cloud Database Backgrounds

(selected preview, to discover the entire BES cloud database use the request form below)

BESIP | Backgrounds | Noise Paintings | 1

BESIP | Backgrounds | Noise Paintings | 2

BESIP | Backgrounds | Circular Paintings | 1

BESIP | Backgrounds | Circular Paintings | 2

BESIP | Backgrounds | Polarisation Paintings | 1

BESIP | Backgrounds | Polarisation Paintings | 2

BESIP | Backgrounds | Conflict Paintings | 1

BESIP | Backgrounds | Conflict Paintings | 2

BES Cloud Database Research Drawings

(selected preview, to discover the entire BES cloud database use the request form below)

BESIP | Research Drawings | 5

BESIP | Research Drawings | 4

BESIP | Research Drawings | 2

BESIP | Research Drawings | 3

BESIP | Research Drawings | 1

How To

1/ send  your preferred cloudoption with the form below

2/ you will recieve an email with the link to your chosen cloudoption

3/ use/download your preferred app to use as a workcanvas

4/ download the chosen database items on your computer and integrate in your app

5/ with your workcanvas app create your personal interpretation label as a community participant

6/ upload your work in the cloud database with your name and an approptiate personal label

Here you can consult the manual >>

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Boy & Erik Stappaerts