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Dirk Wagemans

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LENA, 2013 Acrylic And Crayon On Collage 70cm X 100cm
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Nude or Red and White Nude, 2012 Collage / Acrylic On Canvas 70cmx 100cm
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Cross legged, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 100cm X 120cm
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Plexi nude in yellow, 2012 Collage On Russian Newspapers / Acrylic On Canvas / Printed Plexiglass 50cm X 100cm
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Plexi nude in brown, 2012 Collage On Russian Newspapers / Acrylic On Canvas / Printed Plexiglass 50cm X 100cm
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Plexi nude in red, 2012 Collage On Russian Newspapers / Acrylic On Canvas / Printed Plexiglass 50cm X 100cm
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Gaelle or Confortable Nude, 2012 Collage / Acrylic On Canvas 80cm X 100cm
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Nude or Jewish Nude, 2012 Collage / Crayon On Canvas 60cm X 80cm
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Nude or For Lounge Use Only, 2012 Collage / Acrylic On Canvas 70cm X 100cm
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Pregnant Woman or Two Wives, 2011 Collage / Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 80cm X 100cm
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Composition in Red, 2011 Collage / Acrylic On Canvas 125cm X 125cm
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POPE, 2005 Collage / Oil On Canvas 120cm X 120cm
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People are Waiting, 2012 Collage / Acrylic On Canvas 100cm X 180cm
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TRIBUTE or Three Politicians, 2011 Collage / Acrylic On Canvas 180cm X 110cm
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Lena Acrylic On Canvas 100x70 Cm
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Cross legged, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 100cm X 120cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Lena, 2013 Acrylic And Crayon On Collage 70cm X 100cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Nude on Yellow, 2013 Acrylic On Collage 80cm X 80cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Confortable nude, 2012 Collage / Acryilic On Canvas 80cm X 100cm © Dirk Wagemans
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G20, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80cm X 120cm
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Nude, 2013 Acrylic And Crayon On Canvas 70cm X 100cm © Dirk Wagemans
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G20, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80cm X 120cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Conflict of Interest, 2013 Acrylic On Collage 120cm X 100cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Sitting nude, 2013 Acrylic And Crayon On Canvas 100cm X 100cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Abstract, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 100cm X 120cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Abstract, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 160cm X 100cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Composition in Red, 2011 Acrylic On Collage 120cm X 120cm © Dirk Wagemans
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SIGI, 2007 Acrylic On Collage 130cm X 135cm © Dirk Wagemans
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Opening evening
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Quick Facts
Tags
mixed-media, pop
Statement

Dirk Wagemans was born in 1979 in Belgium.

He studied art in Heverlee and at the Urban Academy of Leuven. Before going to university, he joined several local art exhibitions where he won a few prizes as a young artist.

His university years influenced deeply his art, as he studied History at Università degli Studi di Cagliari in Italy, and International Politics at Catholic University of Leuven, the evolution into more mature and socio politically conscious work was inevitable.

His work became internationally recognized around 2011, and he has been very active in the artistic arena ever since.

Collages painted with raw colors, and bold female forms, characterize his art. 

Patterns, attempts to structure his everyday perceptions, usually are threatened by unleashed figures. In his recent work however the patterns are getting stronger. The perceptive viewer will see that the artist balances between the abstract world and his ones so outspoken nudes. 

In ‘Cross-legged, 2013’, this finds a provisional conclusion. Still playing with different levels or stages of paint, and the interaction between those, the overall painting is characterized with dynamic lines and movement. You feel something is happening, the image is not ‘gratuity’.

This process to a more determent role from patterns over figures is something quite evident if compared with ‘Red and White nude, 2012’; `For Lounge use only, 2012' or even the early ‘Dollar girl, 2008’.

Dirk, curates and manages the contemporary section of « IAF » a Belgian non profit organization for cultural promotion.