In Vincent Geyskens’ eyes, a painting is like a zombie: a restless soul from the past that is unable to justify its presence. It is no coincidence that these two qualities – the material and the physical – happen to be the key elements of painting that are nowadays suppressed. With his paintings and collages, Geyskens wants to liberate our gaze which, as it were, is held hostage by prejudices and visual strategies. Fragments of bare skin, splashes of paint, painted woodgrains, a flash of a naked woman or spilt milk can no longer be reduced to a single logical image but become entwined, thereby creating an immediate visual experience.
year and place of birth: 1971, Lier, Belgium
whereabouts: Brussels, Belgium
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UnDEAD23.06 until 02.09.2012
The UnDEAD exhibition brings together a selection of figurative and abstract works by the painter Vincent Geyskens (°1972, Lier).
Tomorrow Is The Question | Collection presentation21.06 until 26.02.2012
A selection of recent acquisitions, 2005-2011.
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art31.10 until 27.02.2011
The S.M.A.K. and the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent are joining forces to programme Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemporary art.