Rinus Van de Velde is sometimes described as the James Dean of the Belgian art world, known as a workaholic and invariably spotted with a cigarette hanging from his lips. Photographic material forms the basis for his monumental charcoal drawings. He often stages the photographs himself in his studio. As a result, his canvases regularly feature himself and his acquaintances. Van de Velde uses his work to create a fictional autobiography: a story in which he plays the role of both the director and main character. Therefore, we also see the artist regularly crop up like a chameleon in his own stories.
year and place of birth: 1983, Leuven, Belgium
whereabouts: Antwerp, Belgium
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Donogoo Tonka05.03 until 05.06.2016
Rinus Van de Velde (1983, Leuven, Belgium) draws himself as the leading player in the biography of an imaginary artist.