WHO IS WIM?
Wim Adriaenssens (1968) is an artist/designer based in Belgium.
He started his own design-studio in 1991: Groupe AWA.
His activities and collaborations are countless: As a fashion-and furniture-designer,
he tries to create designs which transcend time and give the environment of
people a quiet atmosphere with the right amount of tension.
His designs are influenced by Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.
As a painter, Wim is a figurative painter,
but knows how to use his materials in an almost abstract way, by looking at ,
for example, the ‘’gestes ‘’ of Alechinsky,
using the possibilities of his arm and body to paint.
Wim’s material research brought him in touch with Venetian Terpentine, an
almost forgotten product to use with oil paint which he re-values in his work in
a complete new way: not only as a medium , but as an independent ingredient .
Because of the use of this specific technique , his paintings are filled with energy and movement. An energy which he canalizes to express different feelings of a (male) body. His use of the canvas is very particular: even though it is an oil-painting, Wim only uses that part of the canvas which is interesting for him to tell his story. The rest is left blank and left with the spots his energetic brush-touch left behind during the process.
The blanks on the canvas show his admiration for Chinese painting. The principle of ’’Wu Wei ‘’(to generate a maximum impact with a minimum of force) becomes very real in his paintings.
Wim has a way of showing us a certain kind of melancholy in his works, without becoming melodramatic. His works are loaded with emotion, and at the same time decorative, because of his balanced and well-thought compositions.
His work has been rewarded with several awards in Belgium throughout the years.
1570 Vollezele (BE) .
Mobile: 0032 478 96 10 37 .
PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS
BRASSERIE BEAU RIVAL:
kunst aan de muur te midden van heerlijke food and drinks:
Lange Muntstraat 12 ,
LOUNGE & ART BRASSERIE:
26 oktober tot eind november 2016
food, drinks and art.
DE KNOET/DE LOODS:
4 dec 2016 tot 31 jan 2017: tentoonstelling :
PAVILLION LOUIS XV:
van begin jan 2017 tot eind feb 2017.
kunst aan de muur in een exclusief kader
Avenue du Wolvendael 44, 1180 UKKEL
11 feb tot 9 maart 2017
Galerij Pjez Unik , Kloosterstraat 112,
28 april tot 1 mei 2017
in Parkloods Noord,
BAL DES GALERIES :
Artiste invité au Musée des Beaux Arts a Liège
par Galerie Clair Obscur
Rue Trappé 8 4000 LUIK
AMSTERDAM ART SQUARE:
1 tot 5 juni 2017
Op het Museumplein in Amsterdam
LOVE & PASSION:
29 juli tot 7 sep 2017
Galerij Pjez Unik ,
GALERIE PJEZ UNIK:
Kloosterstraat 112, 2000 Antwerpen
verschillende werken permanent in collectie
GALLERIES OF WORK