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how various media, artistic calling and the world relate, using a mix of tragedy, poetry, fiction, humour and art historical references.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

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Works

Nel Aerts The Pink Cloud Textile and wood, 380 x 250 cm, 2015
Nel Aerts Mrs. Grey in her studio, 2018 Acrylic, oil stick and oil on canvas 120 x 170 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Buren Klap, 2018 Acrylic, varnish, towel, glitter, coloring pencil and sequins on wood 68,5 x 59,5 cm
Nel Aerts Goodbye Old Friend, 2018 Barrel, purple candle and lamda print in frame ⌀ 95 x 27 cm
Nel Aerts Back to the basics, 2010 - 2018 Acrylic and filler on wood 47 x 55 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Checkered Checkmate, 2014 - 2018 Acrylic, coloring pencil, tape and wallpaper on wood 84 x 122 cm © We Document Art
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 Goodbye Old Friend, 2018 Barrel, orange candle and lamda print in frame ⌀ 105 x 32 cm
Nel Aerts Think Clouds, 2018 Acrylic, oil, coloring pencil, crayon, paper on canvas 280 x 210 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Flower Power, 2018 Acrylic and oil sticks on wood 68,5 x 82,5 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Pinkie, 2018 Acrylic and coloring pencil on wood 78 x 63 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Achter klap, 2012 - 2018 Acrylic on wood 61 x 61 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Boegbeeld reizer (2), 2012 - 2018 Acrylic and spray paint on wood 54 x 68 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts La Vie d'artiste, 2018 Acrylic and glue on wood 51,5 x 68 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts De beste stuurlui staan aan wal, 2018 Acrylic, coloring pencil, paper, tape, marker, wallpaper and glue on canvas 80,5 x 100 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts La Grande Dame, 2018 Acrylic, oil sticks, sequins, glitter, varnish, glue on wood 83 x 65 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Buddy, 2015 - 2018 Acrylic and filler on wood 64 x 76 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Goodbye Old Friend, 2018 Barrel, pink candle and lamda print in frame ⌀ 98 x 28 cm
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 Bergskes, 2017 - 2018 Acrylic and coloring pencil on wood 61 x 70 cm © We Document Art
Nel Aerts Side eye girls, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 170 cm © We Document Art