Skateboards triptych Magritte L'empire des lumières - The Skateroom
This maple wood skate features the work of René Magritte "L'empire des lumières".
René Magritte's entire body of work confronts its audience with a sense of uncertainty, forcing the individual to reconsider his position within a world where things are not as they seem. Magritte's 'L'empire des lumières' is no different as it presents us with elements depicting two conflicting worlds. Magritte's masterful use of surrealism and treatment of light plunges the audience into confusion and doubt. Is this scene unfolding during day or during night?
The skate can also be used as a decorative object, hung on a wall, or to skate by adding wheels.
The Skateroom collaborates with the greatest contemporary artists to create democratically priced art editions on the flagship medium of counter-culture: skateboarding. They are also the originators of a social initiative, and donate part of their income to the NGO "Skateistan", which gives children and young people access to education and skate programmes in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
© Succession René Magritte - SABAM, Belgium - 2018