Natasja Mabesoone

Biography

Natasja Mabesoone (°1988, Belgium)
Lives and works in Brussels

Natasja Mabesoone creates graphic works in which she combines the seventeenth-century ‘vernis mou’ printing technique with monotypes and drawings. She combines the aesthetics of decoration and craft with the use of stencils and materials such as markers and glitter. By employing associative and poetic visual language, Mabesoone reflects on sensuality and sexuality, powerlessness and aggressiveness. Through her unique imagery, the artist explores notions of femininity, the subversiveness of the cute and domesticity as a potential form of resistance.

Natasja Mabesoone lives and works in Brussels and Ghent. She received a master's degree in visual arts from the School Of Arts, Ghent and took part in the Wiels Residency in 2019. Her works have been presented in institutions such as S.M.A.K., Ghent; KOMPLOT, Brussels; Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Intimnoe Mesto, Sint Petersburg and MDT, Stockholm. Her work has been acquired by the Flemish Government for the collection of MHKA Museum, Antwerp.

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Natasja Mabesoone (°1988, Belgium)
Lives and works in Brussels

Natasja Mabesoone creates graphic works in which she combines the seventeenth-century ‘vernis mou’ printing technique with monotypes and drawings. She combines the aesthetics of decoration and craft with the use of stencils and materials such as markers and glitter. By employing associative and poetic visual language, Mabesoone reflects on sensuality and sexuality, powerlessness and aggressiveness. Through her unique imagery, the artist explores notions of femininity, the subversiveness of the cute and domesticity as a potential form of resistance.

Natasja Mabesoone lives and works in Brussels and Ghent. She received a master's degree in visual arts from the School Of Arts, Ghent and took part in the Wiels Residency in 2019. Her works have been presented in institutions such as S.M.A.K., Ghent; KOMPLOT, Brussels; Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Intimnoe Mesto, Sint Petersburg and MDT, Stockholm. Her work has been acquired by the Flemish Government for the collection of MHKA Museum, Antwerp.

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Selected Exhibitions

2023

'perfect ratios', Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
'De Grote Vogelshow', Pizza Gallery, Antwerp, BE
'Of Off Offf', After After, Brussels, BE

2022

'OMG STACYyyyyyy, that type of thing', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, South, Antwerp, BE
Group show alongside Kerstin Brätsch, Ryo Kinoshita, Sarah Księska, and Anh Trần, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
'Note to self', Group exhibition, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE
'Curtain Cabaret, a sequential exhibition', Vroom Space, Brussels, BE
'The Cipher of the Vast Planetary Rumour II, Spațiul Minitremu', Timișoara, RO
'IV, curated by Koi Persyn', Komplot, Clovis SB34, Brussels, BE
'CLUB TERMINUS', with Simon Laureyns, Nazif Lopulissa, Max Kesteloot, Ricardo Passaporte, Benoit Plateus, Tom Volkaert, Oostende, BE
'The Cipher of the Vast Planetary Rumour', Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, RO
'Group exhibition with William Ludwig Lutgens and Jesse Van Dun', 3J De Filatuur, Knokke, BE
'QUARTET', group exhibition curated by Alice Vanderschoot, Poortersloge, CC Brugge, Bruges, BE

2021

'Taylloorre, curated by Floris Hoorelbeke', Kings Pistolet, Ostend, BE
'One way or another - 10 jaar Posture Editions', S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE
'Aqueous Humour', Platform 6a by Deweer, Otegem, BE
'De Deur op en Kier', curated by Sybren Vanoverberghe, backyard, Otegem, BE
'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', Island, Brussel, + book launch Posture Editions
Wunderwall, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde and PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, BE
'Tarot Editions', 019, Ghent, BE
'Salon Sale' Level five, Brussels, BE

2020

'STAYCATION', Barbé-Urbain gallery, Ghent, BE
'Zomersalon', Kunsthal, Ghent, BE
'This place / displaced', DMW Gallery, Antwerp, BE
'Ballroom Project', Antwerp Art week, online
'Letters to Process, to Bob and Bernice', curated by Anne Vigeland, MDT, Stockholm, SE
'Bloemen voor Daniëlla', Denderland, Geraardsbergen, BE
'Great Small Works', Stephane Simoens Gallery, Knokke - Heist, BE

2019

'Reflections in transition', Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Ghent, BE
'The road is clear', gecureerd door Bjornus Van Der Borght and Nathalie Vanheule, In De Ruimte, Ghent, BE
'Mars', Media Naranja, Marseille, Paris, Bordeaux, FR
'ArtContest', Espace Vanderborght, Brussels, BE
'Taart in de brievenbus', Taart in de brievenbus, Mariakerke, BE
'Boerenbont & Bonter', Solo, Boghossian Fondation, Rivoli, Brussels, BE
'Hors d’oeuvres', WIELS Residentieprogramma, Brussels, BE
'Een ‘Amerikaans’ worsthondje, Doubts of Hoelang?', with Tim Depraetere, Brussels, BE

2018

'ALL YOU NEED IS THE LAVATORY', Croxhapox, Ghent, BE
'GOLDENBROW', solo, Intimnoe mesto, St. Petersburg, RU
'De Nieuwe Garde', Kunst in Huis, Zuiderpershuis, Art weekend, Antwerp, BE
Open Atelier Weekend, Groupshow with buren, Dirk Zoete, Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank, Peter Aers, Maud Vande Veire, CMMC, Ghent, BE
'5 year buren birthday party', Gouvernement, Ghent, BE
'Vuurpeloton', curated by Matthieu Ronsse, Etikhove, BE
'The Peer Group', Social Harmony, Ghent, BE

2017

'Tien om te zien in Aalst', Galerie Van Caelenberg, Aalst, BE
'Op z’n janboerenfluitjes', solo, Barbé Gallery, Ghent, BE
'Tien om te zien', Gevaertsdreef 01, Oudenaarde, BE

2016

'VOSSEN IN DE BOSSEN', In De Ruimte, Ghent, BE
'It’s kind of like she knows how to eat her sand properly', Zeedijk, Knokke - Zoute
Fragments d’un discours amoureux, Hommage aan Barthes, Bozar, Brussels, BE
'TUMULT #4', Gouvernement, Ghent, BE
'Zeg Chantal, droom je nog wel eens in het West – Vlaams?', Het Bos, Antwerpen, BE
'No one said it would be this nice', Moeskop, Antwerpen, BE

2015

'In search of De Bedoeling', i.s.m. CLUBHUIS, In De Ruimte, Ghent, BE
'All day I dream about Sabine', Ithaka, Leuven, BE
'I’ll be your mirror', NVT, Ghent, BE
'To draw on a high chair', SMAK, Ghent, BE
'Je t’attends dans la saison de nous deux/ I wait for you in the season that is ours', Kaaisalon, Brugge, BE
'Are you there, yet?', These Things Take Time, Ghent, BE
'Oeillet sauvage', Zierikzee, The Netherlands, NL
'Performer buren by buren by buren', La Bellone, Brussels, SMAK, Ghent, BE
'Pour la fille Zoë D', SOSCASTOA, Ghent, BE
'Singing the lambs to sleep', solo, SEAS, Knokke-Heist Oeillet Sauvage, Bogardenkapel, Brugge, BE
'Petit air', solo, Molen van Callant, Ramskapelle, BE
'The waste land', CC Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist, BE
'Arnoevoo 2011', Mec Staf Versluys, Bredene, BE
'Label #08', Tramzwart, Ghent, BE
'R.M., wytwórca urojén', Entrepot, Brugge, BE
'De nieuwe narratieven', Kunsttoren, Ghent, BE
'Art its', Zwarte Zaal, Ghent, BE

Prizes

2019

Laureate ArtContest, Espace Vanderborght, Brussels, BE

2017

Laureate Ronse Drawing Prize, CC De Ververij, Ronse, BE
Laureate Prijs voor Grafiek, 1st place, CC Zwanenberg, Heist-op-den-Berg, BE

2016

Laureate Strabag Art Award, Antwerp, 2017 Laureate Hommage, Bozar, Brussels, BE

2013

Laureate Prijs Buggenhout, BE, 2nd place

2012

Laureate CC Zwanenberg, Heist-op-den-berg, BE

2011

Laureate Harelbeke, BE

2010

Laureate Arnoevoo, 3rd place, Bredene, BE

Artworks

Natasja Mabesoone
Bird girl's unravelling and re-knitting epic into cheap novella like rom-com erotica —a Penelopean PALIMPSEST, 2022 - 2024
Layered monotypes, colored pencil, ballpoint, marker, sequin alphabet, ribbon and organza flowers on paper mounted on polycarbonate, weaving of ribbons
88 x 123 cm

Natasja Mabesoone
A text block is leaning back against the header says it’s just gossip sweetie, 2022
Layered monotypes, oil crayon, silkscreen and graphite on paper mounted on wood
93,3 x 75,3 cm

Natasja Mabesoone
cliché/catastrophe, 2020-2022
Layered soft ground etching, coloured pencil and graphite on paper
76,3 x 56,3 cm

Natasja Mabesoone
Basically just the ooh’s and ah’s in all caps, 2022
Layered monotype, silkscreen and graphite on paper mounted on wood
82,6 x 114,8 cm

Natasja Mabesoone
IO, tell me what u want what u really really want, 2022
Layered monotype, coloured pencil and graphite on paper mounted on wood
77,3 x 56,3 cm

Natasja Mabesoone
Poem in which the girl has no door on hr mouth, 2022
Layered monotype, silkscreen and sticker on paper mounted on wood
77,3 x 58,3 cm

Natasja Mabesoone
Sleeping in full makeup and other text-heavy drawings, 2022
Silkscreen, layered monotype and oil crayon on paper mounted on wood
77,3 x 58,2 cm

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