Victor Verhelst (born 1997) is a Belgian graphic designer whose work lies between free autonomous and commissioned. At the end of June 2020, he left the les monseigneurs collective of which he was a co-founder to pursue his own course. Since then, Verhelst has worked on assignments for PUBLIEK PARK by Young Friends v/h S.M.A.K.(Ghent), Record Label stroom.tv (Ostend), Kiosk Radio (Brussels), Permekemuseum (Jabbeke), Europalia, Etc. He also founded a lab and research center on the use of Riso printing techniques called Moriso in which he and fellow artist-designers explore the extent to which the medium can be exploited on his own purchased Riso Duplicator. This manifests itself in publications, more intimate investigations, editions and magazines.
Victor Verhelst's free work currently consists of very diverse mediums: from digital work to unique pieces in riso printing, from carpets to works with interactive game technology.
Overarching digital works remain a constant in his oeuvre, such as his billboard "the floor is lava" for 019 (Ghent). at the designmuseum. His ongoing series is called TRIPPY VEGAS: his conception of a growing digital city consisting of virtual cityscapes and buildings.
The distortion and juxtaposition of 2D and 3D image planes in the creation of figurative color combinations characterises his graphic work. Printed matter - from digital to 3D, from risography to textile - forms his starting point, always working with the relationship of the materiality to the pre-made (digital) image.