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Vincent Geyskens

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Birth year
1972

Lives in
Brussels, Belgium

Works in
Brussels, Belgium

Statement

The movement between abstract and figurative that is constantly putting photos and paintings at risk, is a constant theme in the work of Vincent Geyskens. In his incisive explorations with paint he highlights the problem of painting by combining abstract and figurative in an apparently smooth way. He switches easily from one style to another, thus putting not just his medium into question, but also subverting the way we look at things. Geyskens' heterogeneous work comes from an uninterrupted quest into formal basics of painting and its difficult position within today's consumer society and within the contemporary artworld itself. His paintings all come over as very conscious and often have a - albeit subtle - ironic, polemic effect. Geyskens' work makes a theme of the problematic character of creating images in a period that suffers from image inflation and habit.

CV

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2009

  • L’anus Scolaire
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

2008

  • HORESCUM, The End of an Idea
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

2007

  • Ashes & Abstract Power
    Envoy Gallery - New York (NY) - USA

2006

  • Les Flamands Roses
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

2005

  • The Purity Rule
    De Garage - Mechelen - Belgium

2004

  • EIGEN VOLK EERST, The Lion Sleeps Tonight
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

2003

  • Intrusion & Séparation
    Thomas Erben gallery - New York (NY) - USA

2002

  • Blaque Sweepstake
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

2000

  • Homosexualté et Alcoolisme
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

1998

  • Hobby-Horses
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

1997

  • KORO
    Galerie Annette De Keyser - Antwerp - Belgium

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2011

'Rue Julien Dulait', Art Assist vzw, Marcinelle (Belgium)
'Tomorrow Is The Question', S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium)
'Everything You Can Imagine Is Real', Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (Belgium)

2009

'Re:print', CC Mechelen (Belgium)
Presentatie van de nieuwe aanwinsten, MuHKA, Antwerp (Belgium)
Collectie, S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium)               

2008

'Belgier', Figge Von Rosen, Köln (Germany)
'Un-scene', Wiels, Brussels (Belgium)

2007

'Welcome Home', hommage aan Fred Bervoets, MuHKA, Antwerp (Belgium)
'De Toets', Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen a/d Leie (Belgium)

2006

'This ain't no Karaoke', Galerie Haas & Mayer, Zürich (Switzerland)
'Helter Helter',Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Parijs (France)
'Check-in Europe, Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art',Europäisches Patentamt, München (Germany)
'Presentatie van de collectie' SMAK, Gent (Belgium)

2005

'Objectif Camouflage' Fundacion Celarg, Caracas (Venezuela)
'Back to the Picture !',De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
'Are We Changing the World' Narcisse Tordoir', Extra City, Antwerp (Belgium)
Ravenstein Galleries, '12 galleries-12 propositions' Ravenstein galerij, Brussel (Belgium)

2003

'Once upon a time…' Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp (Belgium)
'De maat der dingen, Constructies' Museum Dondt-Daenens, Deurle, (Belgium)
'Ron Amstutz, Vincent Geyskens, Matthias Müller, Mixed Media, paintings and film' Thomas Erben gallery, New York (USA)

2002

'Objectif, Close Reading' Objectif, Antwerp (Belgium)
'777', Provinciale Prijs Schilderkunst Fabiolazaal, Antwerp (Belgium)
'Guide to Trust nr°2', Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, (USA)

1999

'Strange Fruits', Espace Nord, Liège (Belgium)
'Tremendum et Fascinosum', CC Berchem (Belgium)
'Trouble Spot.Painting', Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst en NICC, Antwerp (Belgium)

1997

'Prijs Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst', Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel (Belgium)

Recent Exhibits

Vincent Geyskens participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2012 UnDEAD
S.M.A.K.
 
Oct, 2011 Collection Presentation
S.M.A.K.
 
Jun, 2011 Tomorrow Is The Question | Collection presentation
S.M.A.K.
 
May, 2011 15 Years Thomas Erben Gallery
Thomas Erben Gallery
 
Apr, 2011 Everything You Can Imagine Is Real...
Xavier Hufkens
 
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