Rémie Vanderhaegen, Winner of the 2023 Eeckman Art Prize
For the seventh year running, Art on Paper, with the support of Eeckman, is presenting the Eeckman Art Prize, a prize for artists and art students whose practice has some affinity with drawing.
The jury selected Rémie Vanderhaegen as the laureat of the Eeckman Art Prize 2023.
The winner of the 2023 Eeckman Art Prize is Rémie Vanderhaegen, a Belgian artist born in 1994 and living in Brussels. He has been exhibiting his work in Belgium at various solo and group exhibitions since 2016 and has been involved in the curatorial projects of the artist-run project space SpareWheel since 2021
For his solo exhibition at Art on Paper, the artist presents his project Herms and Terms (2023), which brings together the dominant themes of his practice: the interpretation of signs, terminology and language, as well as his fascination with the changing, elusive and ambiguous nature of reality. Rémies entire artistic approach has developed around the need for a space in which meaning can be generated. Drawing takes an interdisciplinary approach here; the exhibition takes the form of an installation in which personal adaptations of the ancient sculptures of Hermes enter into a relationship with the drawings. These drawings evoke the intrusive nature of dentistry, which as a metaphor takes words out of the mouth as much as it puts them in.Yet a sense of evasion emanates from these works, which Rémie contrasts with the recurrent use of nails with which he pierces the drawings as well as the veil of illusion to which they give rise.
Composition of the jury 2022
The choice of the finalists and the selection of the winner of the Eeckman Art Prize 2023 took place in the presence of:
- Aurélia Farkoa Directrice du département France/Morel&Cie
- Benedikt van der Vorst Collectionneur d'art
- Emilie De Pauw Panoptès Collection
- Emmanuel Lambion Art Advisor
- Eric Hemeleers Chief Executive Officer/Eeckman
- Jacques Verhaegen Collectionneur d'art
- Joost Declercq Directeur Artistique\Art on Paper
- Miene Gillion Collectionneur d'art
We invite you to come and discover his solo show from October 5 to 8 at Art on Paper. The artist will present his project Herms and Terms (2023), which brings together the dominant themes of his practice: the interpretation of signs, terminology and language, as well as his fascination with the changing, elusive and ambiguous nature of reality.