Rinus van de Velde

Selected Works

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Rinus van de Velde
Selected Works

Graphic design by Ron Reuman, text(s) by Frederik Willem Daem, Koen Sels & Phillippe Van Cauteren

German, English

2015. 148 pp., 68 ills.

hardcover

24.70 x 29.90 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3977-1

Immerse yourself in a drawn, alternative world: Rinus van de Velde’s artistic universe

At first glance, the detailed works by Rinus van de Velde (*1983 in Leuven) seem to be autobiographical. His large-format coal drawings are based on photographs he has taken himself, in most cases feature the artist, and they appear to document occurrences in his own life that are in part mundane, in part absurd. At the same time, the striking works are always imbued with a certain melancholy. Yet the long, descriptive subtitles of the enormous narrative drawings expose the meticulously recorded and drawn situations as experiences had by fictional characters: we see alter egos, often historical figures, in whose lives Rinus van de Velde slips for the stagings that he elaborately recreates in his studio—in the final analysis, what they stand for are thoroughly romantic attempts by the Belgian artist to create a fictional biography—a content, substitute world—by means of these illusions.

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