ABOUT



Artist statement

In my recent works, I move towards abstraction by trading the traditional support for a shaped panel. For some, the physical borders of the traditional canvas give more grip on what is going on within these borders. However, I tend to ask myself whether this kind of comfort gives me the challenge I need.

These predetermined edges makes me anxious about limitations, but at the same time, this almost unlimited physical freedom results in multiple visual restrictions.

My work literally and figuratively plays with the border between comfort and discomfort, endless abilities and infinite forms. The way in which the paint and brushstrokes react to the form, and the other way around, fascinates me. Does the form of the shape lead my brush, or do I adapt my form to the painted context? The speed and the anarchistic approach of an image leads to radical decisions and often results in surprising twists.

Like a story that has different twists and turns along its plotline which leads to a controlled loss, for me, the painting process remains an exercise in taking control and letting go. The outcome offers an open ending, focusing on the gaps in a personal interpretation of reality - in my case, this can be a place, an object, a character, or a combination of them all.

tekst door Philippe van Cauteren 2021 (Director Smak)

tekst door Iris Paschalidis 2021 (Head collection Smak)

tekst door Wim Van der Celen 2019


Portfolio 

Former studies:

Name of institute: Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg

City: Hasselt (Limburg) 3500

Study from/till: 2007-2011

Department: Fine arts

Diploma title: Master in fine arts. Main subject: Painting



Exhibition Curriculum Vitae


Upcoming:

    August ‘21 ‘Solo show’  Z33 Hasselt (BE)
    September ‘21 ‘Duo show’ The Whitehouse’ Leuven (BE)

2021
       
        ‘Stalen’ Groupshow’ De filatuur curated by ‘Koen van           den Broek’ Brussel (BE)

2020
    
        ‘Limburg Biënnale’ Groupshow ‘Marres’ Maastricht               (NL)
        ‘Time is on my side’ groupshow i.s.m. Moment                       Tongeren  (BE)

2019

        Bad-beurs Gent ism Mathias Swings (BE)

        'Chain' groupshow ism Hisk & Koen van den Broek                         Merksem (BE)

        ‘Koresidency’ i.s.m. Stef Van Bellingen Warp Sint                   Niklaas             (BE)

        Expo Vonk i.s.m. Koen Leemans C-Mine Genk (BE)


2018

        Expo Vonk i.s.m. Sofie Deederen Z33 Hasselt (BE)

          ‘Koresidency’ Z33 Hasselt (BE)

2017

         Expo Vonk Regina Mundi klooster Genk (BE)

         BAD-beurs Gent (Be)   
         
        Voorzitter ‘Vonk’ VZW

2016

          Expo Vonk z33 Hasselt (BE) 

2015

        Penningeester ‘Vonk’ VZW

        'De Aftrap' groupshow CC Bilzen (Be)

2014

        ‘No movement’ CC Heusden Zolder (Be)

        ‘Vonk on Wheels’ Oud Gemeenteplein Genk (Be)

         Project i.s.m. Stijn Van Dorpe en ‘Flacc’ (Be) 

2013

        ‘Dumont’ Vonk atelier Genk (BE) 

2012

        ‘Gaverprijs’ cc De schakel Waregem (Be)

        ‘Reconverce’ CC Casino Beringen (BE)

        ‘Extamuros’ CC Strombeek Brussel (Be)

        ‘Manifesta’ André Dumont Genk (Be)

2011

        ‘GYM’ Hasselt (Be)

         ‘Exit 11’ C-Mine Genk (Be)

          ‘Los’ Kasteel oud Rekem (Be)

2010

            ‘Centre Of Mass’, Lokaal 01, Antwerp (Be)

             ‘Student triënnale’ Istanbul

2009

            ‘Bachelor expo’, Provinciale Hogeschool                                    Limburg Hasselt(Be)

            ‘Manufactured’ Zaal België Hasselt (Be)