represented by ARTSJOP Gallery
Amber Geuns, born in 1999, is a Belgian artist who works within the mediums of painting and drawing. She lives and works in Limburg and is currently in the process of obtaining her master's degree in painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. During her third year at the academy, she was given the opportunity to exhibit at the London Art Biennale 2021. In addition, her works have also been admired several times in group exhibitions in and around the Antwerp academy.
In the first stage of her artistic process, Amber acts as a director. She creates characters, their costumes and directs their movements and placement in the work. Her paintings and drawings provide an insight into her imaginary world.
Works by Amber
Asia Nyembo Mireille
Represented By Laetitia Sabiti
Drawing, installation, video, photography and performance, are choices of artistic languages in which I find a great freedom of expression which pushes to answer questions about being in the face of one's self inside, facing his identity, his culture, his memory. And on personal awareness and responsibility to write my story in my way.
Works by Asia
Represented By BOG ART Gallery
Beliaert draws inspiration from his many travels, the people he meets, the pictures he takes, and the ideas that come to him. In his work, he is very much driven by an intense craving for spirituality. Nevertheless, he struggles with the many taboos, rules and regulations that the various religions impose on their followers. Beliaert tries to expose these taboos in his works in a light-hearted way. At the same time, he doesn’t want to come across as offensive or judgmental. Humour is the best remedy against rigidity. The Life of Brian versus the Ten Commandments. Beautiful examples of this are the sculptures Lichtgever [Giver of Light] and Lingasana. Another recurrent subject is balance, which may or may not be faltering. It is the struggle that we as humans go through to bring life to a good conclusion. This is a tough process of constant trial and error and trying to keep going.
Works by Bram E.
Presented by ( s o o n ) Gallery
Bram Vanderbeke works with hard, industrial materials like concrete, aluminum, steel and wood: materials that are present in architecture and urban environments. He stacks elements, like an architect, and looks for intriguing connections between certain materials.
The ambiguity of his objects is very appealing: is it an artwork or is it something functional, is it a left-over or is meant to be so rough and raw, is it furniture or a piece of art, or both. Bram explores and transforms the possible interactions between an object, its architectural environment and its user, further challenged by raw materiality, form and functionality.
His works are in the same time autonomous artistic manifestations and utile solutions, an ambiguity Bram deliberately aims for
Works by Bram V.
represented by Startegica Gallery
Perspectives, composition, lighting and vivid colors make up the core of David's graphic design. Through his illustrations, he aims to unveil the sometimes hidden beauty of places, be they real or imaginary. In his pieces, he highlights distinctive features to offer a new take on reality – an outlook he sometimes embellishes with naive elements. He describes his work as "a window to a more colorful world". David's influences are the Bauhaus movement and the Memphis Group. Urban contexts are also another source of inspiration from him, so much so that he pays attention to every detail when exploring. Modernist architecture is probably what thrills him the most.
Works by David
represented by DAY ONE GALLERY
Filip Anthonissen paints with the innovative airbrush technique and makes it immediately clear with his paintings what the work aspires to: an intriguing readability that makes us long for the continuation of the stories that are initially depicted in his work.
After years of mainly video and digital work, Filip opts for a new medium. He paints acrylic on MDF with airbrush technique. The use of this technique together with his conscious choice of color results in a particular visual effect that is very close to the hazy, dreamy atmosphere of his digital work.
Just at the moment of this turn in his oeuvre we meet by chance. As a follow-up to his participation in the Gaverprijs, this will be the 2nd exhibition for Filip's new work.
Works by Filip
represented by Gallery BARBARA CASTERMANS
Freddy Schoofs is a minimalist artist who lives and works in Hasselt. At the young age of 12, he discovered Rubens in the Antwerp cathedral. The impact of this first acquaintance was enormous. The blueprint of his style was therefore fixed early on, and is based on the use of colour and the compositions of Rubens and other European masters.
Works by Freddy
Gilles Mayk Navangi
Gilles Mayk Navangi is a painter and illustrator.
His work presents a dreamlike universe composed of graphic patterns, stylized vegetation and human silhouettes that intermingle. The importance that the artist gives to symbols and body posture is influenced by Ancient Egypt’s frescoes and by moderns such as Keith Haring.
G. M. Navangi gives us to look at the Man, that he wishes to be solidary and fraternal. He reinterprets and appropriates moments of the history of African civilizations in order to change some popular stereotypes. He tends to create a panel of graphic characters tracing a temporal thread going from Ancient Egypt to Afrofuturism.
Works by Gilles
Leen Van Rossem
Leen’s work is mostly recognized by figurative oil paintings referring to themes such as suggestive casings, portraits and figures, mountains and environment in general. She is also fascinated by the realistic rendering of various types of fabrics where the connection with the way renaissance and baroque artists accurately painted the costumes of their time is visible. Painting elements with different scales in one setting results in a surrealistic dream image.
Contemporary artists such as Marc Manders, Luc Tuymans, Marlène Dumas and Raoul De Keyzer are a source of inspiration.
In her abstract work transformation is the keyword. In her studio she creates objects in clay and plaster, envelops it with various fabrics and paints them from different angles. Work can also be re-used in new settings, overpainted etc.
Works by Leen
Nico Vaerewijck lives and works in Eksaarde, Belgium. In a short period Nico Vaerewijck developed an abstracting- figurative style with subjects that appeal to reality.
As common for a lot of the contemporary painters, his images are based upon old footage of photographs, filmstills and documentaries. His Neo-fauvistic imagery translates into a wild enthusiasm and respect for the art of painting. A bold coloration in combination with an obvious use of drippings and at first sight nonchalant brushwork distinguish him as one of the most intuitive painters of his generation.
Where the paintings have a seemingly obvious reality, the images are manipulated in such a way that the viewer is left orphaned. The viewer is initially familiar with the work, but is facing a blurred image that did not immediately relate to the subject, which makes the work simultaneously mysterious and inscrutable.
Nico Vaerewijck studied painting at the academy of Sint-Niklaas. He was laureate Legaat Hulstaert in 2012 and was also nominated for Belfius Art 2013.
Works by Nico
represented by O_debut Galerie
Movement, balance, expression, repetition are just a few keywords Sigrid takes from her dance career into her sculpture.
Searching for space and working with the female body, she makes the crossover between her 2 greatest passions.
Playing with contrast (hard – soft, movement – static, natural – artificial) and her experiments with new materials she gives a new dimension to sculpture. You think you know the materials? Think again.
Works by Sigrid
BOG ART Gallery
In an increasingly fast-moving world, the artist finds peace behind the drawing board. During the process of creation and realization, the artist can completely shut himself off from the daily complexity of today's society.
Works by Victor