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The Wanderer Paintings

The Wanderer Paintings, 2019 - Nel Aerts

The Wanderer Paintings, 2019

Nel Aerts  

Mixed Media
23,5 x 28,5 x 3,3 cm / 9.25 x 11.22 x 1.3 inch
Unique work in a series 25 variations, signed and numbered by the artist

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  • Medium: Hardcover book in unique slipcase - Wood, acrylic, spray paint, pyrography
  • This work is unframed but ready to be installed
  • Pick up at / ships in 5 to 10 business days from Brussels (BE)

about this work

As a limited edition of her book The Wanderer Paintings , Nel Aerts made a special wooden slipcase for the sold out monograph. With acrylic, spray paint and pyrography she created a self portrait in her studio. While all slipcases have the same motive, due  to the technique through which they were made, all of them are unqiue.

about Nel Aerts

Nel Aerts moves in a freely, intuitive way between different media as painting, drawing, collage, performance and sculpture. Since a few years she focuses more often on the portrait-genre, which she visualises on paper or on wooden panels, with careful attention to the different qualities of each material. As such, she is creating a large collection (family almost) of posing subjects caught between abstract patterns and hard-edged figuration. The figures she portraits refer to both popular culture and her direct, everyday surroundings.

The self-portraits are tragicomic in the sense of the contrasts they evoke. Alternately they are desperate or funny, extra- or introverted, thought- or playful carved from wood or originated as a collage, but they are always introspective and self-relativistic.

Nel Aerts has had solo and duo exhibitions in Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Carl Freedman Gallery, London; Galleri SPECTA, Copenhagen; Horizont Gallery, Budapest; and KIOSK, Ghent.

Her work was also shown in group exhibitions such as Europe, Europe (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thomas Boutoux and Gunnar B. Kvaran) at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Season of the Which (curated by Marie de Gaulejac) at Castillo/Corrales, Paris; Salon der Angst (curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen & Cathérine Hug) at Kunsthalle, Vienna; Un-Scene II (curated by Elena Filipovic & Anne-Claire Schmitz) at WIELS, Brussels; De Vierkantigste Rechthoek (curated by Tom Barman) at Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort; MOTinternational, Brussels; Gladstone Gallery, Brussels; and Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.

Nel Aerts is represented by the following gallery;
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Carl Freedman Gallery, London

You can view more work on Nel Aerts’ own website.



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