Gert Scheerlinck

Lives and works in Oosterzele, Belgium. He studies the poetics of everyday life. Using installations, sculptures and assemblages he reconstructs memories and events. Scheerlinck presents found objects and arrangements that approach conceptual ambiguity, allowing for open interpretation while offering intensely minimalist aesthetics reminiscent of Arte Povera.
Scheerlinck complicates his found objects by entering a world of intense yet blasé anecdotes commenting on the fabric of society. He revitalizes discarded materials to catch his viewers in a web of imprecise or displaced signifiers and develops tension in a reconstructed, banal conversation. He challenges the viewer to engage in the dialogue between matter and everyday life and invites them to think about the origins and the trajectory of these materials.

http://www.gertscheerlinck.com

exhibitions

SOLO

2014 THESE THINGS, solo exhibition, ABK, Aalst
2012 COLLECTED, Kasteel Robiano, Tervuren

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2016 TELL ME, WHAT DO YOU THINK? - Twelve Twelve Gallery, Den Haag (NL)
STATIONSSTRAAT - Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerpen
ART AT HOME - Roomin' Art Festival, Gent
REMINISZENZ (duo) - Galerie Martin Van Blerk, Antwerpen
MORE CANVAS PLEASE, Sofie Van de Velde Gallery, Antwerp
RUST BELT, WATT, Gent

2015 KUNSTLICHT, Hofke Van Chantraine, Oud-Turnhout
BOZAR DE L'ABATTOIR, Fred Michiels Foundation, Sambreville
WAGENSCHOT, Handelsbeurs, Gent
FIRST, Bowling Fine Arts presenting their collection, Brussel
MONSTER, Oude Beurs, Antwerpen
BOZAR DE L'ABATTOIR, Amara, Bergen (NL)
BAZAAR, Loods12, Wetteren
KUNST VOOR NEPAL, Vooruit, Gent
CURIO.SEA.TY, Patrick Studios, Leeds (UK)
TUMULT #3, Campo site, Gent

2014 FROM SEA TO YOU, Poca Gallery, Bizkaia (ES)
KARFOUR, Jan Colle Galerie, Gent (BE)
UTOPIA, video project 'Perception' by M. Bachaus, Flux Factory, L. Island City, NY (USA)
SKETCH-UP, Closed Art Gallery, Antwerpen
ATELIER C, Museum M, Leuven
OFF THE WALL, Terrace Gallery, Londen (UK)
INTRODUCING, Closed Art Gallery, Antwerpen
MAIL ART, Hang'Art Gallery, Grenoble (FR)

2013 IN STORE, Galerie Judy Straten, Horst (NL)
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T, Terrace Gallery, Londen (UK)
ICONEN & IDOLEN, ABK, Aalst
CHEAP CHI POTATL, Bleek kunstencentrum, Sint-Niklaas

2011 GRADS, Schepenhuis Belfort, Aalst
UTOPIA, ABK, Aalst

2010 TEGELIJK, ABK, Aalst

2009 LITTEKENS, ABK, Aalst

2008 BINNEN/BUITEN, CC De Werf, Aalst

publications

‘Obsolete Objects’ - Book giving an overview of recent work, published 01/2016
‘FIRST’ - Catalogue by Bowling Fine Arts, presenting their collection, published 11/2015
‘Monsters’ - Catalogue by DOP Platform and One Armed Man, published 10/2015
‘Painting With Materials’ - interview by Paul Weiner for Critique Collective, published 09/2015
‘Two year anniversary’ issue - DING art magazine, published 07/2015
‘ARTiculate’ issue #3 - Interview by Carmen Ghecca, published 04/2015
‘Gert Scheerlinck in Aalst’ - H ART art magazine, issue #132, published 10/2014
‘THESE THINGS’ - Catalogue solo exhibition, published 10/2014
‘Gert Scheerlinck Reposes Obsolete Objects for Painting’ - interview by Paul Weiner for Critique
Collective, published 08/2013
‘Have you met … Gert Scheerlinck’ - interview by Stephen B. Mannis for Painter's Progress,
published 07/2013