Pieter Vermeersch

°1973, Kortrijk (BE) - lives and works in Turin (IT) and Brussels (BE)

Pieter Vermeersch is a painter, but his artistic practice takes him beyond the traditional boundaries of the canvas. He questions and explores the parameters of painting and works on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, marble, photographs, and existing architecture. Time, space and colour are the three building blocks of Vermeersch’s oeuvre. These concepts lie at the foundation of his gradual murals and architectural interventions.

The architectural context of the exhibition space determines Vermeersch’s selection of works and scenography for each new project. When he decided to venture beyond the borders of the canvas, he soon ran up against a new border, namely that of architecture. This architectural context became like a canvas to him and is the surface on which he paints his murals. These murals consist of gradual transitions of colour. Nothing betrays the labour intensive and rational process required to create them. Brick or cellular concrete walls form the backbone of the exhibition. The rudimentary character of these walls contrasts with the almost perfect execution of the murals and other works in the exhibition.

(courtesy of Museum M)


Pieter Vermeersch
Pieter Vermeersch (Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin)

Pieter Vermeersch had solo exhibitions at S.M.A.K., Ghent; White Box, New York; STUK Arts Centre, Leuven; Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona; and NC-arte, Bogota. His work has been part of group exhibitions in Parasol Unit, London; Logan Center Gallery, Chicago; Mu.ZEE, Oostende; Kunstverein, Graz; Casino, Luxembourg; Bozar, Brussels; M HKA, Antwerp; and Redcat, Los Angeles.

The works of Pieter Vermeersch are part of the various public collections, including 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; the National Bank of Belgium, Brussels; and S.M.A.K., Ghent.

Pieter Vermeersch is represented by following galleries;
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Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels

Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate

Projecte SD, Barcelona

Galerie Perrotin, Paris / Hong Kong / New York / …

Or discover more of Pieter Vermeersch’s work on his own website.

works by Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch - Untitled, Summer, 2021

Pieter Vermeersch

Pieter Vermeersch - Untitled, Spring - 2021

Pieter Vermeersch

Untitled, Spring

- Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set  - 2021

Ann Veronica Janssens, Pieter Vermeersch, Lili Dujourie

Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set

Pieter Vermeersch - Untitled - 2019

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