Voorlinden museum & gardens
2244 AG Wassenaar
Rinus Van de Velde
Fiction and reality, but also words and images merge in the work of Rinus Van de Velde (1983). With drawings, sculptures, installations, photos and films, this Belgian all-round artist rebuilds the absurdist stories that take place in his head.
Rinus Van de Velde is a true explorer, but does not want to leave his studio to do so. And he doesn’t need to. He collects photos and clippings, watches documentaries and reads (artists’) biographies and books on philosophy and art history. Whilst daydreaming, he transforms these different sources of inspiration into his own surrealistic stories, often putting himself in someone else’s shoes.
His solo exhibition feels like a fascinating journey through the artist’s imaginary universe, taking you from one strange scene to another. You are, as it were, walking through a part of his fictional autobiography full of daydreamed adventures, as he sees his oeuvre.
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