From: 16.12.2017 - 24.02.2018
In an essay written by curator Dieter Roelstraete published in Pieter Vermeersch (Roma publications) on the occasion of his installation at Be-Part, Platform voor actuelle kunst in Waregem (Belgium) in 2011, he writes about the concept of disa-ppearance. Literally Roelstraete says: “…disappearing, precisely, is often what the viewer does, in front of Vermeersch’s work where “in front of” turns into “in”, where two dimensions unfold to become three and three collapse back into two (and time into space and back into time in the process) but it is also what the artist does,“in” his work, in his “world”.
Since his first exhibition at ProjecteSD back in 2005 Vermeersch’s work has evolved consistently through a strong and unbreakable single mindedness of artistic vision. Color and light, time and space and the intersection of these intangible elements are the notions that have been explored by the Belgian artist since the very beginning of his career in the late nineties. An artistic research that continues, flowing and expanding with the experimentation on new materials. His mural works continue to grow and develop engulfing and subverting space. Either being conceived for exhibition spaces or adapted to already existing architectural sites, large gradation wall paintings and installations play an essential role in Vermeersch’s practice. His well-known ephemeral palette and his smooth combination of colors in a given space is the result of the artist’s reaction and perception of each space.