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how various media, artistic calling and the world relate, using a mix of tragedy, poetry, fiction, humour and art historical references.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

Frankie, 2018
Acrylic and oil stick on wood, 68 x 54 cm

Bloezem Vrienden 2018
Acrylic and varnish on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

Neuzeneuze, 2015-2018
Acrylic on wood, 50 x 35 cm

Blue Garbage Feelings, 2018
Acrylic and oil sticks on wood, 64 x 63 cm

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Think Clouds, 2018
Acrylic, oil, coloring pencil, crayon, paper on canvas
280 x 210 cm
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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
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Goodbye Old Friend, 2018
Barrel, green candle and lamda print in frame
⌀ 108 x 33 cm

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

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Mrs. Grey in her studio, 2018
Acrylic, oil stick and oil on canvas
120 x 170 cm
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Back to the basics, 2010 - 2018
Acrylic and filler on wood
47 x 55 cm
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Checkered Checkmate, 2014 - 2018
Acrylic, coloring pencil, tape and wallpaper on wood
84 x 122 cm
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Goodbye Old Friend, 2018
Barrel, orange candle and lamda print in frame
⌀ 105 x 32 cm

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Flower Power, 2018
Acrylic and oil sticks on wood
68,5 x 82,5 cm
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Achter klap, 2012 - 2018
Acrylic on wood
61 x 61 cm
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De beste stuurlui staan aan wal, 2018
Acrylic, coloring pencil, paper, tape, marker, wallpaper and glue on canvas
80,5 x 100 cm
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Goodbye Old Friend, 2018
Barrel, blue candle and lamda print in frame
⌀ 117 x 43 cm

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Bergskes, 2017 - 2018
Acrylic and coloring pencil on wood
61 x 70 cm
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