Sarah De Vos

Biography

°1985 Brussels, BE
Lives and works in Leuven
Graduated from Sint-Lucas Antwerp in 2008, and took a postgraduate course at De Ateliers in Amsterdam

Triggered by ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, Sarah De Vos creates images that have a seductive beauty, while at the same time evoking critical reflections on our perception of reality. She paints with oil paint on wooden panels, glass or canvas, sealed with a transparent layer of epoxy, depending on her self-imposed game rules. In this way mirrors are created in which our own reflection inevitably plays a role in the perception of the elusive image, here and now.
She works in series creating an atmosphere like a music album is able to. The paintings are like the songs of a concept album. Some of the ‘songs’ are singles, others set an atmosphere. Some ‘songs’ are a precursor to the next album. They stand on their own but ask questions, communicate with each other with the space and with the viewer.

Sarah De Vos lives and works in Leuven. She received a master's degree in painting at Sint-Lucas Antwerp and followed a postgraduate degree at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her work has been included in the collections of UPC Duffel, de Nederlandsche Bank, FPS Foreign Affairs, Mu.ZEE and several private collections. Sarah was part of the Biennale of Painting in Deinze and the Triennial of Bruges and published her first monograph in 2021. She currently has a studio in Cas-co, Leuven.

Sarah De Vos is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.

https://sarahdevos.be

°1985 Brussels, BE
Lives and works in Leuven
Graduated from Sint-Lucas Antwerp in 2008, and took a postgraduate course at De Ateliers in Amsterdam

Triggered by ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, Sarah De Vos creates images that have a seductive beauty, while at the same time evoking critical reflections on our perception of reality. She paints with oil paint on wooden panels, glass or canvas, sealed with a transparent layer of epoxy, depending on her self-imposed game rules. In this way mirrors are created in which our own reflection inevitably plays a role in the perception of the elusive image, here and now.
She works in series creating an atmosphere like a music album is able to. The paintings are like the songs of a concept album. Some of the ‘songs’ are singles, others set an atmosphere. Some ‘songs’ are a precursor to the next album. They stand on their own but ask questions, communicate with each other with the space and with the viewer.

Sarah De Vos lives and works in Leuven. She received a master's degree in painting at Sint-Lucas Antwerp and followed a postgraduate degree at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her work has been included in the collections of UPC Duffel, de Nederlandsche Bank, FPS Foreign Affairs, Mu.ZEE and several private collections. Sarah was part of the Biennale of Painting in Deinze and the Triennial of Bruges and published her first monograph in 2021. She currently has a studio in Cas-co, Leuven.

Sarah De Vos is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.

https://sarahdevos.be

Selected Exhibitions

2024

'SUPERFAN', Madé Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, NL

2023

'FACE-TIME', PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Art Antwerp, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE
Galadiner en benefietveiling, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens , Sint-Martens-Latem, BE
'10 jaar Emergent', Emergent, Veurne, BE
'IN TOUCH', ONBOARDS Biënnale 23, Antwerp, BE
'Sarah De Vos & Eline Groslot', SECONDroom, Antwerp, BE
'Kunstenaar in huis: Sarah De Vos', Amarant, Ghent, BE
Art Brussels, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Brussels, BE
'#Frivool?', Kunstenhuis, Harelbeke, BE
'Palindroom', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE (solo)
Art Rotterdam, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Rotterdam, NL
'De Schaar van de Schorpioen', Huis Henk Visch, Eindhoven, NL

2022

'4 stars out of 5', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Wunderwall, Antwerpen, BE
'Metamorphosis', Emergent, Veurne, BE
'4X4', WARP, Sint-Niklaas, BE

2021

'Art @ Work', Domein De Cellen, Oostkamp, BE
'(Pr)oxymoron', Knokke, BE
'A Golden Generation*, Warp, Sint-Niklaas, BE
'Trauma', Triënnale Brugge, Brugge, BE
'Cas-co Edities / Atelier in Beeld', Cas-co, Leuven, BE
'Louise Dehem', Het Perron, Ieper, BE
'Slow Club', Villa Josa/Galerie Short Cuts, Namen, BE

2020

'The Painted Picture Show', Whitehouse Gallery, Lovenjoel, BE
'Biënnale van de Schilderkunst', Mudel, Deinze, BE
'Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme', Art Autun, Bourgogne, BE
'Stimulans 20', Stimulans, Kortrijk, BE
'#VillaLesZéphyrs*, Villa Les Zéphyrs, Westende, BE
'Gaverprijs 2020', CC De Schakel, Waregem, BE

2019

'Benefiet veiling', Emergent, Veurne, BE
'Silhouet', permanente muurschildering, Leuven, BE
'Par un beau jour', Parc de Hauster, Chaudfontaine, BE
'De la tranquilite / Van het verpozen', CC Marchin, Marchin, BE
'De la tranquilite / Van het verpozen', Emergent, Veurne, BE

Artworks

Sarah De Vos
EVE, 2022
Oil on panel
200 x 100 cm

Sarah De Vos
ƎVƎ, 2022
Oil on panel
200 x 100 cm

Sarah De Vos
Palindroom, 2022
Oil on panel
95 x 240 cm

Sarah De Vos
Galatea (sculpture), 2022
Oil on panel
90 x 60 cm

Sarah De Vos
Galatea (water), 2022
Oil and epoxy on panel
120 x 205 cm

Sarah De Vos
Galatea (Timothée), 2022
Oil on panel
90 x 60 cm

Sarah De Vos
Oyster °2, 2022
Oil paint and epoxy on wood
17 x 23 cm

Sarah De Vos
Oyster °3, 2022
Oil paint and epoxy on wood
17 x 23 cm

Sarah De Vos
Sunbade, 2006
Oil on Canvas
90 x 95 cm

Sarah De Vos
Paintings to myself when I'm 80 (hat), 2014
Oil on Canvas
85 x 100 cm

Sarah De Vos
eglomise series portrait nr. 8, 2017
Oil on Glass
60 x 50 cm

Sarah De Vos
I sell the fact that I can’t be bought II, 2022
Oil and epoxy on wood
40 x 40 cm

Sarah De Vos
S., 2022
Oil on wood
48 x 40 cm

Sarah De Vos
Cans, 2022
Oil on wood
80 x 60 cm

Sarah De Vos
I hope John was wrong, 2021
oil on wood
30 x 21 cm

Sarah De Vos
I should think about a marketing strategy, 2021
Oil on wood
30 x 26 cm