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Klaas Vanhee

1982 Belgium

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  • About the Artist
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Born in Malinas, Belgium, 1982 Drawing is of vital importance in the artistic creations of Klaas Vanhee, which he combines on occasion with other disciplines such as sculpture or installation. He lives in Ghent and is a graduate from the LUCA art school, where he obtained a master’s degree in Visual Arts with the speciality of Painting. Subsequently he studied a postgraduate degree at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) of Ghent. He has exhibited in various individual and collective projects in art centres of Belgium, Germany, and Spain and also at the Biennial Exhibition in Moscow; his work is impregnated with a deep physicality. Interested in matters such as reverberation and memory, he uses his own body as a vehicle for action to stress the importance of gesture and the expressionist character of his compositions, which often reflect the meaning of the drawing itself, underlining the immediacy of the medium.

Among his most recent solo exhibitions, the most notable include: Sometimes, and sometimes not, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (Belgium, 2016); Jo De Smet, Christian Van Haesendonck and Klaas Vanhee, Gallery EL, Welle (Belgium, 2016); Het Kabinet, CIAP, Hasselt (Belgium, 2015); Room, Croxhapox, Ghent (Belgium, 2015) and There will be drawings too, BAVART, Ghent (Belgium, 2011). Klaas Vanhee has also exhibited his works in numerous group shows, including YUGEN #2, curated by Jan Hoet Junior, Yugen, Ghent (Belgium, 2017); Tom, Jerry And Many More, curated by Young Friends of S.M.A.K, S.M.A.K., Ghent (Belgium, 2017); ZZAJ, curated by VOORKAMER, CC Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg (Belgium, 2017); Ladekastproject, PHOEBUS Galerie, Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 2016); Grote Prijs Ernest Albert 2016, De Garage, Mechelen (Belgium, 2016); Dionysius' Ear, Galería silvestre, Tarragona (2016); Field Notes and Dirty Drawings, Z33, Hasselt (Belgium, 2016); Balls & Glory, Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels (Belgium, 2016); It takes two to make an accident, HISK Laureates 2015 exhibition, Hisk (Higher Institute of Fine Arts), Ghent (Belgium, 2015); And no matter that the phone is ringing…, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special program, CCI Fabrika, Moscow (Russia, 2015); ART BRUSSELS, HISK Cafe Hisk Artists 2015, Brussels Expo, Brussels (Belgium, 2015); Fallen from Grace, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk (Belgium, 2014); Artist on demand, ART BRUSSELS, HISK Cafe, Brussels Expo, Brussels (Belgium, 2014). He took part in An Introduction And Many More, a residency with And Many More, at WorkSpaceBrussels, Brussels (2017). He was also an artist in residence at Pilotenkueche, Leipzig (Germany, 2015); and Onbetaalbaar Berchem, residency and auction at Berchem Cultuurcentrum, Berchem (Belgium, 2014).

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