Artist Pieter Vermeersch was born in 1973 in Kortrijk. With this, a new Belgian talent was thrown into the world. He studied visual arts at Sint Lucas in Ghent, after which he specialized in fine arts. With an extensive palmares of national and international exhibitions, Vermeersch is not the least of them. His works range from paintings to installations that take him beyond the traditional boundaries of the canvas. At the moment you can discover his works at M – Museum Leuven.
Contemporary colour fields are the basis of Vermeersch's work. He plays with time, space and colour, fundamental elements with which he creates his universe. In each work these elements interact differently with each other. They have one thing in common: it is the viewer who, through his physical act of looking, combines the different elements. By working on different supports, such as canvas, marble, existing architecture, etc., Vermeersch examines the parameters of painting.
He plays with time, space and colour, fundamental elements with which he creates his universe.
For each new project, the exhibition space determines the selection and scenography of the works. From 15 March to 11 August 2019 you can discover his work at M – Museum Leuven. Here, the architectural context in the building serves as a canvas and is the support for his murals. Remarkable about Vermeersch's murals are the gradual transitions in his use of colour. The walls in aerated concrete and brick form the backbone of his exhibitions. The simple character of the walls contrasts beautifully with the perfection of the finish of the mural and his other works.
Pieter Vermeersch plays with time, space and colour
In the past two years, Vermeersch has also realised works of art for the Schuman-Station in Brussels, the Galeries Lafayette in Biarritz and the Solo House Office KGDVS in Matarraña, Spain. His works are part of the collections of Dexia Art Collection, Brussels; the European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main; the Art Collection of the Flemish Community, Brussels; the Flemish Parliament, Brussels; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; ING Art Collection, Brussels; M HKA, Antwerp; National Bank of Belgium, Brussels; S.M.A.K., Ghent.
All Images Courtesy of Pieter Vermeersch