artistic cv -
||Fr. 19, Sa. 20 & Su. 21 October, 14h - 19h : Buren bij Kunstenaars|
Keizerstraat 4, 8790 Waregem, in own workshop
|2017 || ||Fr. 20th, Sa. 21st & Su. 22nd October, 14h - 19 h : Buren bij Kunstenaars|
Keizerstraat 4, 8790 Waregem, in own workshop
| ||July 9th-September 10th 2017 : Lijsternest Ingooigem|
| ||July 9th-July 30th 2017 : Vichte, Kunstzomer Leiestreek|
| ||June 26th 2017 : inauguration of monument for donors in the gardens of Kulak|
|2013 || ||8-12 till 28-02-2014 ‘Di Coylde’ Beernem (Flanders Belgium)|
|2011 || ||Participation EXPO LOGO, Huis van het Beeld / Seed Factory BXL|
Edition book MONUMENTS in Kortrijk by photografer Danny Veys 76 pictuers, 2xLuche
|2010 || ||Cut/Copy/carve in Academie St. Niklaas|
|2009 || ||Ewhibition Knokke|
Biënnale Classica ‘Dit is geen textiel’ in Kortrijk
The master and his pupils on the occasion of 250 years Royal academie of the arts in Kortrijk
|2008 || ||Neighbors by artist|
Jean-Luc Verpoucke and his pupils in De dwarsschuur Wevelgem
|2005 || ||Open Door Event Waregem Koerse|
Art in progress Exhibition City Hall of Damme
|2004 || ||Knoflook in Heule|
|2003 || ||Beeld Oppervlak, Solo exhibition in the Roman Chapel in Vichte|
|2001 || ||Fourth Open Door Event Waregem Koerse|
|2000 || ||In House - Out House org. Arta Eernegem|
Mullem "Cultuurproject 2000" with 3 sisters
Third Open Door Event Waregem Koerse
"Sculptura 2000" Group Exhibition Rumbeke
|1999 || ||Second Open Door Event Waregem Koerse|
'DNTLHE' Group exhibition Kortrijk
|1998 || ||First Open Door Event Waregem Koerse|
First "solo exhibition" at The Royal Academy of Kortrijk
|1995 || ||Bacop Waregem|
Opening new Bank offices, also collages of my sister Marijke
|1992 || ||Passage :
Hommage to father Marcel Van Calbergh, painter "Marc Nagel" with 3 sisters|
|2006-13 || ||Stonecarving Royal Academie of Kortrijk|
|2013 || ||Selection ‘Kleinsculptuur’ Heist Op Den Berg|
realisation of the tombe of Jacques Lievens
|2012 || ||realsation of the tombe of my father Marcel Van Calbergh|
|2011 || ||opening gallery in the house|
|2007 || ||Sculpture for the new building of 'Helpt Elkander', social building company, Waregem|
|2006 || ||Concept / design of monument for theater group Kortrijk|
|2005 || ||Design of monument for theater group|
Workshop Saori Sankt-vith
Design and realisation 'the couple'
|2005-2004 || ||Course "fine jewellery art" in St Niklaas Belgium|
|2004 || ||Concept and realisation of private assignment "Fountain"|
|2003 || ||3th price "Competition Sculpture" Heist op den Berg, Belgium|
Creation of 7 blue-stones for the exhibition in Vichte
In the name of God , four panels (mixed media)
|2002 || ||Bronze portret of William Deroose|
|2001 || ||Workshop bronze-casting in Bulgaria|
Workshop Saori Osaka Japan
|2000 || ||Acquisition of "African Queen" by my home town|
|1999 || ||Acquisition of "Kringloop" by the city of Kortrijk|
|1998 || ||Finalisation of studies, high distinction and Gold Medall awarded by the city of Kortrijk|
Bronze portret of Alfred Leroy
Rotary Kortrijk "first prize" award
|1996 || ||Acquisition "Sferen" by the city of Kortrijk|
|1995 || ||First prize "Imaginated Floralien" Ghent (e.g. jury J.Hoet)|
|1993 || ||Selected for the 11th "Festival des Arts" of the city of Mouscron|
|1990-1998 || ||Academy of Kortrijk, course of sculpture by Jean-Luc Verpoucke|
|1990 || ||Bronze portret of Father|
|1989 || ||Artistic course by Emile Uytterhoeven|
|Before 1989 || ||
- Creative education with disabled people|
- design for fabric printing (3 years) School of Arts Bruges
about my work
The most important activity during our lives is "moving things". People are constantly moving food, material, ideas, people and some time later, repositions those elements into new shapes, forms, ideas, environment...
Thus is my concept of "art"... On the move, transportable, displacable, replacable, transposable, transferable, translatable, carrying...
Rough stones, I dismantle the unneeded parts, the excess of weight and use these parts I create new volumes, new forms (see "Complementariteit")...
Tubes become drawings, designs or creations in space (see "Cycle")…..and the waste , I re-shape into new messages, stories and ideas (see "The 7 works of charity").
I find inspiration in nature, normal life, forms, ways of behaving, people's confrontation with society, religion, politics.
Sculpture is in the first place a challenge with "material" and how "material" behaves in space and the universe.
Playing with volumes and emptiness, light and shadow.
I have a love/hate relationship with "stone".
The moment I make the first cut in the stone and my fingers and skin are covered with a dust layer, the day I do not feel my fingertips any longer due to the polishing of the stone, I often ask myself ..."what am I doing?"
But when I caress the polished surface soft as a babies skin, I look forward to the next challenge.
The starting point is figurative, the final result is a far driven style concept. I want my sculptures to be touched, to be caressed, to match a sensual experience.
My first work in metal found its roots in a overveined, decomposed Chinese lantern. (see Sferen city hall of Kortrijk).
Now I strive for the definition of emptiness, how do you outline emptiness?
As to the shapes and forms, inspiration comes from DNA, all is possible...
So are my shapes and my creations.
The inspiration of those works is to be found in our own close society. Conflicts within political and religious groups, changing behaviour, discoveries in science, etc...
Some of my works are made of wasted material.
The moment I notice an abundance of the same material, it get stored in my mind and becomes a source of creativity (see "The 7 works of Charity").
The artists I admire all have contributed (and some still do), willing or not, to my actual form of Art.
They compose the ingredients for the matrix of my work.
E.g.: Isamu Noguchi, Brancusi, Moore, David, Magritte, Jeroen Bosch, Raffaël, Keith Haring, Pei, Wright, Gehry, Alvar Aalto, Starck, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake and many others.