Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is the art and architectural studio belonging to Pieterjan Gijs (b. 1983, Leuven, BE) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (b. 1983, Leuven, BE). In addition to devising architectural projects and artistic interventions, the duo also creates installations and sculptures. Their work is mostly conceptual. Gijs Van Vaerenbergh manages to create a timeless aesthetic experience for the public at the same time. The use of various materials such as steel, concrete, but also fabric, glass and wood results in an oeuvre that looks multifaceted. Gijs Van Vaerenbergh's installations often have taut lines and are always respectfully integrated into their landscape or architectural context. The work does not avoid dialogue or confrontation and touches everyone in its immediate vicinity.
Colonnade is somewhere between a forest of impenetrable trees and a Roman column gallery.