Nel Aerts

Nel Aerts

Nel Aerts °1987 Antwerp, Belgium

Nel Aerts focuses on an intermedial versus a (semi-)iconic way of handling materials and media. Furthermore, she observes how the position of the artist is misrepresented by the world. In her drawings, paintings that look like woodcuts that have got out of hand, performative videos and sculptural installation she questions how various media, artistic calling and the world relate, using a mix of tragedy, poetry, fiction, humour and art historical references. Humour, loneliness, sadness, taboo, escapism, the journey, the boat trip, optimism, the mask/masquerade—all of these are elements that recur in her paintings, collages, sculptures and actions. At the same time her practice and work also bear witness to a stubborn faith in the creative, material and moving powers of contemporary art. (Sofie Van Loo)

Artworks

Nel Aerts
Journey, 2016 - 2019
Acrylic on paper with burned drawings in artist made frame
62 x 45,5 cm

Nel Aerts
Panik, 2012 - 2019
Acrylic and oil on wood
± 30 x 30 cm

Nel Aerts
Herr Tränen Jäger, 2019
Acrylic and varnish on wood
49,5 x 33,5 cm

Nel Aerts
Zwevende Zwerver, 2011 - 2019
Lacquer and oil on wood
± 41,5 x 40 cm

Nel Aerts
Der Triumph, 2019
Acrylic, oil, sequins on canvas
280 x 210 cm

Nel Aerts
Dobberende Dimpna, 2018
Acrylic on wood
100 x 70 cm

Nel Aerts
Vriend uit de onderwereld (2), 2011 - 2018
Acrylic, oil, paper, coloring pencil, filler, graphite, spray paint and sandpaper on wood
27,5 x 40 cm
© We Document Art

Nel Aerts
Think Clouds, 2018
Acrylic, oil, coloring pencil, crayon, paper on canvas
280 x 210 cm
© We Document Art

Nel Aerts
Goodbye Old Friend, 2018
Barrel, green candle and lamda print in frame
⌀ 108 x 33 cm

Nel Aerts
Goodbye Old Friend, 2018
Barrel, blue candle and lamda print in frame
⌀ 117 x 43 cm

Nel Aerts
The Pink Cloud
Textile and wood, 380 x 250 cm, 2015

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