Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde on display in Antwerp

14 September 2023 - 07 October 2023

A new exhibition by Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde can currently be admired at the Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp.

The exhibition, titled ‘A Life in a Day’, is centred around a 17-minute short film, paired with captivating statues and drawings. The whole explores Van de Velde’s fictional biography as an outdoor painter. But that’s a dream world, and the artist has underlined that he wants to keep it that way. Outdoor painting could, for example, give him cold feet, as Van de Velde himself pointed out.

It’s a continuation of the various alter egos Rinus has imagined for himself, and the film shows us “the artist’s inner process”, which the gallery says the spectator is invited to partake in.

This all sounds like a very promising from the young Belgian artist, born in 1983, already has a lot of exhibitions under his belt both in Belgium and abroad. It goes without saying that the ones in Belgium – like the SMAK in Ghent, M HKA in Antwerp and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in our fine capital – are well worth discovering, Rinus or no Rinus.

Did you know that the Leuven native initially rose to fame with hyper-realistic charcoal drawings?

Is there anything this man can’t do...?