ARTIST * STÉPHANE VEREECKEN * BELGIUM
My artistic career has led me to exhibit very young since 1996 in different
places with my Polaroids and my paintings on wood.
I did personal and group exhibitions in several Cultural Centers in Brussels, at
the birth of Galerie Damasquine from 1996 to 2001 and in Belgium,
after in different artistic places in Belgium and today in differents art galleries in
the world. And also several publications presented my artistic
work in the in European and American art magazines..
What is your inspirational source?
Jerome Bosch is for me a great master and he inspires me. Then I became interested in artists with sensitive and particular world like Ralph
Eugene Meatyard, David Lynch or more recently the Greek director Yórgos Lánthimos and his surrealist universe. I watch the newspapers, the news every morning. I read the comments on the publications on the web, and this gives me a overview of the present moment, and this is my main source of inspiration.
What are the most meaningful topics you try to represent in your work ?
The support of my « rabid animals « have the body envelope of a woman or a man, but they are hybrids and they are changing all the time.
The body and the landscape, and the urban landscape drawn or projected on the bodies show us the perpetual mutation of a new world being
created or remaking itself continuously.The drawings on their bodies tell their life, their personal story or their future life plans.
These are sketches of a new life possible.
How did you find your own style ?
Photography is the basis of my work.
I draw meaningful images and then move them in the opposite direction,
they are then erased by the sketches that become an artistic sense.
Do you remember your first work in which you decide to be an artist? what would it be, tell us about it.
I started working on my images with painting and photographic collages.
I started at a very young age to no longer take Fine Arts courses and I digested
all those artists who are part of the history of the Fine Arts.
When I realized that one medium was not enough for me and that I needed to
experience them all, I realized that I needed to say things with my art and with a
What is your work that you feel most proud of and why ?
I have a particular affection for my first works of 1999, which are photographic
collages on paper. And more currently my « White Wall series « series which is the exact thing of
1999 with a new vision. But I do not have a single favorite
image because all my images form a sensitive unit.
Who are Rabid Animals ??
"Rabid animals" are not the models photographed on the images. Rabid
animals are small characters drawn on the bodies, walls and floor.
They are the ones who show us a new space to live our life or a new life
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