Pieter VERMEERSCH

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Pieter VERMEERSCH (°1973, Belgium)
 
Working from positive and negative photographs of planes, often interior spaces or sky, Vermeersch employs gridding and color-mapping techniques associated with the likes of Gerhard Richter and Robert Bechtle. The resultant paintings are both photorealistic and abstract — exact painterly depictions of utterly ambiguous subjects. (...) Vermeersch’s paintings are without focal points, symmetry, or balance, but are not characterized by this lack. Charged with an underlying sense of relational aesthetics, they strip painting down to its essential qualities of light, color and space, allowing the viewer’s act of looking to combine and elevate these elements. The works are reflections on the process of image-creation. Although strongly conceptual, they posses a surprisingly powerful visual impact. The individual pieces are beautiful, while the overall effect of the transformed space is immersive and overwhelming — in a word, sublime. (...)
(abstract from Team Gallery press release, New York 2014)
Pieter VERMEERSCH (°1973, Belgium)
 
(SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2015 Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels
2015 Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong /CHINA
2014 Carl Freedman, London /UK
2014 Team Gallery, New York /USA
2014 Permanent Installation, Silo à sel, Site de la Voirie de la Ville de Genève /CH
2014 Permanent Installation, Galeries Lafayette, Biarritz /FR
2013 ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
2012 Appartement Elisa Platteau, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Galerie Elisa Platteau & Cie, Brussels, Belgium
2011 Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium
2011 Londonewcastle Project Space, London, United Kingdom
2011 Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010 'Reception: Pieter Vermeersch hosts...', represented by ProjecteSD, Barcelona and Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida /USA
2010 ING Project Space, Art Brussels 2010, Brussels, Belgiu
2010 Elisa Platteau Galerie, Brussels, Belgiu
2010 Ensorhuis, Oostende, Belgium
2010 'Reception: Pieter Vermeersch hosts...', ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spai
2009 Beeldenstroom, Berlare – Laarne – Wetteren - Wichelen, Belgium
2009 Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2009 White Box, New York, USA
2009 Galerie Les filles du calvaire – Project Room, Brussels, Belgium
2008 SECONDroom, Brussel, Belgium
2008 RONMANDOS Gallery, with Gert Mul, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Koraalberg, Antwerpen, Belgium
2007 ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
2006 Lieven Gevaert Centre for Photography and Visual Studies, Erasmustoren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Faculteit Letteren, Leuve, Belgium
2006 Galerie CD, Tielt, Belgium
2006 STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
2005 Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
2005 ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
2004 ‘One-Man-Show’, Art Brussels 2004, represented by Koraalberg, Brussels, Belgium
2004 ‘Project Rooms’, curated by Peter Doroshenko, Arco ‘04, Madrid, Spain
2003 Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
2003 S.M.A.K. – Kunst Nu, Ghent, Belgium
2002 ‘Work in Progress III’, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek-Beve, Belgium
2001 ‘Work in Progress II’, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
2000 ‘Work in Progress I’, curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Off the Hook, Ghent, Belgium
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2015 Raaklijnen’, MSK - Museum of Fine Arts, Gent, Belgium
2015 The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium, Parasol Unit, London, UK
2014 'Threshold', De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
2014 'Small Museum for the American Metaphor', Redcat, Los Angeles, California, USA
2014 'Le Labo des héritiers', MAC's, Grand-Hornu, Belgium
2014 'Monocrime' with Larry Bell, Alan Charlton, Paul Fägerskiöld, Marcia Hafif, Joseph Marioni, Olivier Mosset, Joshua Smith & Pieter Vermeersch, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2013 'The Fifth Dimension', featuring (in order of their works’ appearance): Pieter Vermeersch, Tauba Auerbach, Geof Oppenheimer, Iman Issa, Ika Kneževic, Karl Holmqvist and Lili Reynaud Dewar, Logan Center Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2013 'The Prélude Pathétique', Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven, Belgium
2013 'Happy Birthday. Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans', Tripostal, Lille, France
2013 'Jeunes collectionneurs', Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
2013 'Jo Delahaut - Hors Limites/Grenzeloos', Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
2013 'Now and Then: The first five countries of the ECB's exhibition series', European Central Bank, Eurotower Foyer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013 'About Waves 3 - Via het virtuele', Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, CC Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium
2012 'Rewire 2012 Exhibition: A Matter of Time', Rewire Festival, The Hague /NL
2012 'The meaning of colour', Valerie Traan, Antwerp /B
2012 'Sense and Sustainability', Urdaibai Arte, Urdaibai Natural Reserve, Basque Country /ES
2012 'Le Prince des rayons', Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels /B
2011 ‘Found in Translation, chapter L’, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg /LU
2010 '(when will they finally see) The Power of Drawing', Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp /B
2010 '30/30 Image Archive Project 2: A collective collection', PS project space, Amsterdam /NL
2010 'Public Private Paintings', Mu.ZEE, Oostende /B
2010 'Tegenlicht', S.M.A.K., Ghent /B
2010 Elisa Platteau Galerie, Brussels /B
2010 'With Your Eyes Only', YUM, Brussels /B
2010 'Vermeersch', 'De Loketten', Flemish Parliament, Brussels /B
2010 'Bij Ensor op bezoek', Mu.ZEE, Ostend /B
2009 ‘With Your Eyes Only. Perceptive moment (an investment in time)’, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz /
2009 ‘Avec le temps – In Time’, Robert Miller Gallery, New York /US
2009 ‘re:print’, De Garage Mechelen /B
2009 ‘Beyond these walls’, South London Gallery, London /UK      
2009 'There is no(w) romanticism', Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels /B
2009 ‘Contour Light’, Mechelen /B
2009 ‘Fading’, Museum van Elsene, Elsene /B
2009 ‘Een Repliek’, curated by Guy Bovyn, Resto Overpoort, Ghent /B
2009 ‘Take Off 2009’, Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
2008 'Multiple 12', REIS, Antwerp /B          
2008 ‘Brussels Biennial’, selected by Witte de With – Rotterdam, Brussels /B
2008 ‘Honorons honoré’, De Garage, Mechelen /B
2008 ‘Summer accrochage’, Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
2008 ‘Narratives in space / spatial narrations’, ACEC, Ghent /B
2007 ‘Entity/Identity’, SM, ‘s Hertogenbosch /NL
2007 ‘Multi/Plier’, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels /B
2007 ‘Jafre Biennial’, Jafre/ES
2007 ‘Pentimento’, Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
2007  ‘Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge’, Bozar, Brussels /B
2007 ‘Four4One’, Oud-spinnerij de Hemptinne, Gent /B
2007 ‘A Bit O’ White’, CCNOA, Brussels /B
2006 ‘Factura’, De Markten, Brussels /B
2006 ‘BRAINBOX crox-room3: unit 5’, Croxhapox, Gent /B
2006 ‘Freestate’, Oud Militair Hospitaal, Oostende /B
2006 ‘ERGENS/SOMEWHERE. Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Pieter Vermeersch in dialoog met de MuHKA-collectie’, MuHKA, Antwerp /B
2006 Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
2006 ‘Mystiek van kleur’, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte /B
2006 ‘Palais des arts 2006’, Palais im GroBen Garten, Dresden /D
2006 ‘Take Off 2006’, Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
2005 ‘Lineart Playground’, Lineart ’05, represented by HISK, Ghent /B
2005 ‘Super! Triennial Hasselt’, curated by Edith Doove, Hasselt /B
2005 ‘Artificial Landscape’, Kasteel Schuurlo, Sint-Maria-Aalter /B
2005 ‘Artuatuca Festival’, Tongeren /B
2005 ‘Basics # 2’, Croxhapox, Ghent /B
2005 ‘Overschilderen. Vormen van vermenging tussen Schilderkunst en Andere Media. Een dertigtal jonge kunstenaars uit Vlaanderen en Nederland samen met Virginie Bailly, Vincent Geyskens, Angelo Vermeulen en Pieter Vermeersch’, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven /B
2005 ‘Expanded painting’, Prague Biennial 2, Prague /CZ
2005 ‘Les Ventinelles’, Biennale d’Art Contemporain Edition 2005, ‘Flandre’, Anglet /FR
2005 ‘FW: Painting’, Montanus.5, Diksmuide /B
2005  ‘METAMORPHOSIS II. Sergio de Beukelaer, Maryam Najd, Hans Op de Beeck, Pieter Vermeersch’¸ curated by Christa Vyvey, Galleria d’arte moderna e contempornea, Rafaelle de Gradea, Musei Civici de San Gimignano, San Gimignano /IT
2005 ‘Homemaker’, Ruimte voor actuele kunst ‘De Garage’, Mechelen /B
2005 ‘We are family!’, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever /B
2004 ‘Define Yourself – definitions of space’, CBK Deventer, Deventer /NL
2004 ‘A/MAZE’, curated by Philippe Braem, Tréfilerie, Brussels /B
2004 ‘Regarding Muybridge: Eadweard Muybridge, Matt Mullican, Sol Lewitt, Iñaki Bonillas & Pieter Vermeersch, Erick Beltran’, ProjecteSD, Barcelona /ES
2004 ‘Watou Poëziezomer 2004. Als een deur zonder huis die nog openstaat’, Watou /B
2004 ‘Summer exhibition 2004. Anton Cotteleer, Nick Ervinck, Pieter Huybrechts, Arno Roncada, Pieter Vermeersch, Robin Vermeersch, Tom Woestenborghs’, Koraalberg, Antwerp /B 
2004 ‘Over de Grens/ Across The Border’, curated by Edith Doove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle /B, in collaboration with Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque /FR
2004 A temporary monument for David Mc Comb’, curated by J.B. Koeman, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven /B
‘Hal 23’, Ghent /B

2004 ‘METAMORPHOSIS II. Sergio de Beukelaer, Maryam Najd, Hans Op de Beeck, Pieter Vermeersch’¸ curated by Christa Vyvey, Museo Abelló, Barcelona /E
2004 ‘Methamorphosis II. Sergio De Beukelaer, Hans Op De Beeck, Maryam Najd, Pieter Vermeersch’, curated by Christa Vyvey, Cultuurcentrum De Werft, Geel /B 
2004 ‘The Sublime was Yesterday III. Pieter Vermeersch & Anton Cotteleer’, curated by Guy Bovyn,  Tijdelijke Kunst-Zone, Ghent /B
2004 ‘Lieve D'Hondt, Tilman, Pieter Vermeersch, Tine Vindevogel’, Galerie CD, Tielt /B
2003 ‘Once Upon a Time… Een blik op kunst in België in de jaren ’90’, curated by Bart De Baere & Guillaume Bijl, MuHKA, Antwerp /B
2003 ‘Basics #1’, Croxhapox, Ghent /B
2003 ‘Metamorphosis II. Sergio De Beukelaer, Hans Op De Beeck, Maryam Najd, Pieter Vermeersch’, curated by Christa Vyvey, L.A.C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean /FR
2003 ‘Grand Tour’, MSK Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent /B
2003 ‘Speelhoven ’03. “Drifting – Dérive”’, curated by Bert de Leenheer & Dirk Vanhecke, Speelhoven vzw, Aarschot /B
2003 ‘Work in Collaboration with Iñaki Bonillas’, Galería O.M.R., Mexico City /MEX 
2003 Art Brussels, Dexia Contemporary Art Collection, Brussels /B
2003 ‘Storage and Display’, Programmaartcenter, Mexico City /MEX
2002 ‘At least begin to make an end. Strip Revert and Dewind’, curated by Ann De Meester, W139, Amsterdam /NL
2002 ‘Henry!’, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Tweebronnen Stedelijke Bibliotheek en Stadsarchief, Leuven /B
2002 ‘Ik of een ander/Moi ou un autre. Zelfportretten van Belgische kunstenaars/Autoportraits d’artistes belges’, Dexia Gallery, Passage 44, Brussels /B
2002 ‘Station2station. Kunstproject op netwerk van benzinestations in Vlaanderen & Brussel’, Brugge 2002, curated by Michel Dewilde & Robin Boone, Flanders /B 
2002 ‘Joris Ghekiere, Pieter Vermeersch, Kris Fierens, Gauthier Hubert. Kunstenaars van de galerie’, Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
2002 ‘Floral’, curated by Sofie Lachaert, Phidias, Ruiselede /B
2001 ‘21/5’, Ghent /B
2001 ‘XIX in MMI in HISK. Expositie Laureaten’, HISK, Antwerp /B
2001 ‘Painting – Show. 5 schilders’, M&M gallery, Bornem /B
2001 ‘Mont-St-Michel’, Districtshuis Merksem, Merksem /B
2001 ‘Raamwerk’, ING BBL Oostende, Oostende /B
2001 ‘Pieter Vermeersch/Robin Vermeersch’, curated by Guy Bovyn, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent /B
2001 ‘Open Ateliers/Open Studios. Kandidaat laureaten 2000-2001’, curated by Sam Dillemans, HISK, Antwerp /B
2000 ‘Fingerspitzengefühl. Ives Maes/Pieter Vermeersch’, In/Out Projectspace, HISK, Antwerp /
2000 ‘Kunst voor Kunst’, Oude Abdij, Drongen /B 
2000 ‘Guerrilla in de Kunst of de omsingeling van de ruimte’, curated by Jan Carlier, HISK, Antwerp /B 
2000 Open Atelieres/Open Studios. Kandidaat-laureaten 1999-2000’, curated by Sam Dillemans, HISK, Antwerp /B
1999 ‘ Zonder Catalogus' , with Peter Lagast, Galerij Declercq, Knokke /B
1998 ‘ Tien verse maatjes' , Galerij Declercq, Knokke/B
1997 ‘ Travelnotes' , Hotel Erasmus, Bruges /B
1996 ‘ Grenier_d'amis' , Den Dwarskop, Bruges /B