Dirk Zoete Book presentation Cactus Derivatives, Vol. 2.

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On Sunday 25 June 2023, artist Dirk Zoete will present his second publication 'Cactus Derivatives, Vol. 2'. After a short film screening about the creative process, he will talk to Bruno Devos, the book's publisher.

Portrait Dirk Zoete Roger Szmulewicz

Dirk Zoete began drawing cacti in 2018, transforming the plant's forms into semi-abstract constellations. After publishing a first book on this series, Cactus Derivatives, Vol. 1 in 2020, he now has a second volume ready: Cactus Derivatives, Vol. 2.

In this second volume, Dirk Zoete continues his journey through the botanical world. While some drawings refer to the first series, the use of colour is strikingly different this time. Zoete also focuses more on the background, creating extra depth and dimensionality, making his imaginary garden even more playful and sensory.


Dirk Zoete (°1969, Roeselare) lives and works in Ghent. He studied graphic arts and mixed media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and was active in the alternative art scene there for many years. In recent years, he regularly exhibits at home and abroad.

Bruno Devos is creator, publisher and curator of books as well as managing partner at Stockmans Art Books and Hopper & Fuchs.
Practical information
  • Sunday 25 June 2023 at 11:00.
  • In the auditorium, sign up here.
  • The conference is in Dutch and free of charge.

Dirk Zoete, Cactus Derivatives, Vol. 2

Dirk Zoete The Cactcus Derivatives Cover
  • Year: 2023
  • Editor : Gallery Fifty One, Antwerpen
  • Medium: Soft cover
  • Size: 21 x 15 cm
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9789463883238
  • Price: 28 €

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