Willy De Sauter

Biography

° Brugge, Belgium

° Brugge, Belgium

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2020

Meeting between color fields, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, GE

2019

Bauhaus and Beyond ‘ Galerie Catalijn Ramakers. Den Haag, NL
Galerie Christoph Albbühl. Solothurn, CH

2018

Galerie Ronny Van de Velde. Huib Hoste’s Zwarte Huis.
Kasteelstraat (1) Watou. ‘ Untitled Paintings'

2017

Collectiepresentatie en recent werk, Groeningemuseum. Brugge, Belgium
Untitled, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium
Een keuze uit het oeuvre, Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag, Belgium

2015

Lempertz, Brussels, Belgium

2014

Untitled-Color, Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium

2013

Museum Dhondt – Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Bank Delen, Ghent, Belgium

2012

Huize St. Bonaventura, Ghent, Belgium
Phoebus Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2010

Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2009

Galerie CD, Tielt, Belgium

2008

Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium

2007

Roodstop, Oudenaarde, Belgium

2006

Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
Spaces, Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005

Willy De Sauter – Christian Kieckens, White-out Studio, Knokke, Belgium
Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
De Bond, Brugge, Belgium

2004

Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
Orpheus Instituut, Ghent, Belgium

2003

CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium
Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2002

Galerie C.D, Tielt, Belgium

2001

Muhka, Antwerp, Belgium
Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
White – Out Studio, Knokke, Belgium

1999

Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie De Gryse, Tielt, Belgium

1997

Margeret Harvey Gallery, St. Albans London, UK

1996

Business Faculty, Brussels, Belgium
Battersea Art Center, Londen, UK

1995

Plateau, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Patrick De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

1993

De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Patrick De Brock, Antwerp, Belgium

1992

Plateau, Brussels, Belgium

1991

Galerie Patrick De Brock, Antwerp, Belgium

1989

Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Haus Gospert, Eupen, Belgium

1986

De Lege Ruimte, Brugge, Belgium

1985

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1982

Gallery Richard Foncke, Ghent, Belgium

1981

Gallery Richard Foncke, Ghent, Belgium

1980

Galerie Declercq, Knokke, Belgium

1979

Stichting Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium
I.C.C. Antwerp, Belgium

1976

Gallery Richard Foncke, Ghent, Belgium

1975

Galerie Aksent, Waregem, Belgium

Group Exhibitions ( selection)

2020

'L'heure bleue', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Implicit Movement, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Nieuw Zuid, Antwerp, BE

2019

‘ Looking at the world Trough Rose Colored Glasses ‘ Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen, BE
BRAFA Art Fair Brussels. Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen
BRAFA Art Fair Brussels. Koning Boudewijnstichting. Pas Foundation, BE
‘ The Gulf Between ‘. Cultuurhuis De Warande. Turnhout, BE
Art Rotterdam. Galerie Catalijn Ramakers. Den Haag, NL
Art Rotterdam. Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen
‘ De la tranquillité / van het verpozen ‘ Emergent. Veurne, BE
‘ De la tranquillité / van het verpozen ‘ Centre culturel, BE
‘ The Bare Necessity- Charlotte Posenenske – Guy Mees – Willy De Sauter ‘ Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen, BE
‘ Bauhaus and Beyond ‘ Galerie Ramakers. Den Haag, NL
Art Basel. Galerie Mehdi Chouakri. Berlijn, DE

2018

‘ Backstage.‘ Galerie Mehdi Chouakri. Berlin, DE
Art Rotterdam. Galerie Ramakers. Den Haag, NL
Diva Antwerpen. Shangai. Natural History Museum.
‘ Backstage ‘ Galerie Thomas Rehbein. Koëln. 25 mei – 7 juli.
Art Basel. Galerie Mehdi Chouakri.
‘ Kleur, lijn en vorm. ‘ Galerie Ronny Van de Velde. Knokke, BE
‘ If you need guidance ..' Galerie Mathias Güntner. Hamburg, DE
‘ Soft ? ‘ Galerie Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen, BE
Pan Amsterdam. Galerie Ramakers, NL
‘ Verschil maken. ‘ Stedelijke Kunstacademie. Tielt, BE
‘ Selection VII’ galerie Ronny Van de Velde, BE

Artworks

Willy De Sauter
Untitled
chalk on wood, 55 x 45 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitiled, 2018
chalk and pigment on wood
45 x 30 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitiled, 2018
chalk and pigment on wood
45 x 30 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 1983
copper
52 x 45 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 1983
copper
59,5 x 43 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled
1984, copper, each 60 x 48 cm

Willy De Sauter
3x Untitled, 2018
chalk on wood
200 x 120 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 1982
messing
200 x 100 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 1984
pastel on paper
200 x 120 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 2018
Chalk and pigment on wood
70 x 120 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled , n.d.
Pastel on paper
200 x 100 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 2017
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 42 cm

Willy De Sauter
Zonder titel
1975, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 2018
Chalk and pigment on wood
2 x (45 x 30 cm)

Willy De Sauter
Untitled, 2003
Chalk and pigment on wood
(5x) 45 x 40 cm
Totaal: 2m08

News

L'heure bleue: group exhibition

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde and PLUS - ONE Gallery present ‘L’Heure Bleue’. L’heure bleue is the moment when the sun has set - artists/but the night has not fallen yet. The phenomenon of the blue hour … Continue reading

Press

Willy De Sauter (°1938)

Willy De Sauter’s artistic practice is a continuation of a rich tradition according to which art is the vehicle for an abstract representation of reality. His artistic vocabulary could be characterized as a thorough abstraction of forms and structures that can be found back in both nature and in culture, more specifically in architecture.

The close observation of buildings, monuments and even photographs are often starting points for de Sauter’s plastic transposition of an existing form into an abstract representation. His works and their presentation refer to architectural history and to the artistic urge to represent the very essence of reality. In de Sauter’s austere oeuvre, places are reduced to non-places. Associations with philosophy, visual art, and architecture are fused into one general and open focus on culture.

While his early works were mainly composed of consistent repetitions of line patterns, he has, from the 1990s onward, focused on the realization of monochrome chalk paintings and objects.

Although his work appears very minimalist in style, Willy De Sauter invests much time and labor in its meticulous production process.