Patrick Verelst

Patrick Verelst

Patrick Verelst °1948 Antwerp, Belgium

Patrick Verelst is both an in- and outsider of the art world. He has been working in the gallery circuit as assistant or gallery owner. Today he is a private dealer. Only to an intimate circle he is also know as a painter.

He worked as gallery assistant for Wide White Space Gallery in Antwerp, John Weber Gallery in New York, and — together with Marc Poirier dit Caulier— ran the Gallery Patrick Verelst – Marc Poirier dit Caulier Gallery in Antwerp. 
In the 80ies he moved to New York working as assistant at the John Weber and Leo Castelli Gallery. He returned to Antwerp to reopen a gallery with exhibitions of Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Ronnie Cutrone, Jonathan Lasker, Walter Swennen and others.

In the early eighties few works were sporadically included in shows at Isy Brachot, Brussels, Montevideo, Antwerp, Olsen Gallery New York, Museum d’Hondt Dhaenens, Deurle and ICC Antwerp.

Patrick Verelst has always continued painting, but destroyed most of the works by force of habit. It was the correspondence between him and Jasper Johns that convinced him to keep some of his paintings, as the latter persuaded him not to destroy them anymore. For years his paintings have never seen an audience, but in memory of his friendship with Marc Poirier dit Caulier he has now decided to exhibit them, but to openly invite viewers to a lesser-known side of his practice.

Artworks

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas
160x135cm

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas
73x92cm

Patrick Verelst
Flowers , 2017
Oil & acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm

Patrick Verelst
Flowers , 2017
Oil & acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm

Snows of K
2016
oil and crayon on canvas
40.5 x 33 cm

You are here
2016
oil and crayon on canvas
60 x 50 x 2 cm

Untitled
2015
oil, crayon on canvas
73.5x60cm

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas
80x60cm

Unititled
2015
oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas
125x144cm

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas
160x135cm

Cause I'm your boogie man
2015
oil, acrylic on wood

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic on wood

Untitled
2015
acrylic and collage on wood
36x25cm

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic and collage on wood
31,5x21,5cm

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic, collage and caryon on canvas
46x60,5cm

Untitled
2015
oil, acrylic on wood
41x58cm

Lupe
2015
oil, acrylic and crayon on canvas

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