- Valentin Van der Meulen
- Sep. 22 - Oct. 22, 2022
- image / objet - objet / image
Valentin van der Meulen
Valentin van der Meulen has been represented for several years by galleries in Zurich, Salzburg, Hamburg and Paris. His work can be found in institutional exhibitions such as "Bribes" at the Maison des Arts de Malakoff, "Untitled" at the Chateau de Bussy Rabutin in collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, or "Free" at the Drawing Lab in Paris in 2018. He has been exhibited at fairs such as Drawing Now, Kunst Zurich, Art Fair Cologne or Art Paris.
"It is in his ability to combine the graphic project with the chosen image that Valentin van der Meulen reveals his mastery of drawing : the same force that emerges from the drawing is in the gesture and the look. Often the drawings of sculptors testify how they will use stone, wood, we think here about Baselitz or Dodeigne. The same weight of the hand is printed in the material. Valentin van der Meulen is not a sculptor, but his drawing manages to give a real presence in space to the image." Paul Hervé Parsy, Curator and ex Director of the Château d'Oiron and of the collections of Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Present in several private collections in France and abroad such as the Francés Foundation, his work questions the limits of the image and drawing through the notions of alteration, space, time, history, or the construction of identity.