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Wool Blanket

Wool Blanket - Philippe Vandenberg

Wool Blanket

Philippe Vandenberg  

Mixed Media
160 x 200 cm / 62.99 x 78.74 inch
in open edition
€365

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  • Medium: Wool blend blanket
  • Made in Belgium - Handwash only
  • Pick up at / ships from Brussels (BE) from mid November onwards

about this work

Philippe Vandenberg explored the most extreme dichotomies of human experience, resulting in a body of work of raw urgency that provokes a range of complex emotional responses. In his late work, he often pushed the use of language to an extreme, creating hundreds of works on paper saturated with enigmatic words and phrases in French, English, German, and Spanish, continually being repeated in numerous variations. 'Un Grand Amour Suffit' is a central motive in these text drawing.

artlead collaborated with the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation to translate one of his iconic text drawing into a wool blanket.

about Philippe Vandenberg

A significant figure in contemporary art in Belgium, Vandenberg rose to international prominence in the 1980s with works that combined personal narratives with literary, art historical, and philosophical references. Teeming with images, symbols, and words that touch upon themes of war, religion, sexuality, and death, his oeuvre includes a staggering range of motifs and techniques; it is filled with haunting narratives, lively abstractions, and cryptic fragments of language.

Central to the continual experimentation and stylistic shifts that characterize Vandenberg’s diverse body of work is his self-described ‘kamikaze’ attitude: a firm belief in destruction as the prerequisite for creation.

(courtesy of Hauser & Wirth)

Philippe Vandenberg showed his work internationally, with solo exhibitions in institutions such as M HKA, Antwerp; Hauser & Wirth, Zürich; MSK, Ghent; De Pont, Tilburg; MuZee, Oostende; La Maison Rouge, Paris; Drawing Room, London; Centre PasquArt, Biel; and Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

You can discover more of the work of Philippe Vandenberg on the website of the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation

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