Born 1976, Belgium.
Tinus Vermeersch studied Painting at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, 1994-96 then he studied sculpture at the Hoger Instituut voor Beeldende Kunsten, Sint-Lucas, 1996-99. Since 2005 he has exhibited widely across Europe in both group and solo shows and has won several awards including the first prize at the ‘Prijs voor Beeldende Kunst’ Stad Harelbeke, 2012. Vermeersch’s work in in many private collections and in the public collections of the MuZee, Oostende and Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Broelmuseum Kortrijk.
Vermeersch’s drawings and paintings are reminiscent of a long tradition of Northern European painting inspired by masters like Breughel and Bosch. Drawing sensitively on dreams, rituals and impressions of life the artist creates meticulously crafted compositions.
”I like seeing my work as fragments and hints of lost epic times and vernacular societies, as parts or details ripped out of a larger context”, the artist says, referring to himself as a archeologist of sorts who is “in search for the story between the few scattered remains I have collected and inventoried”. The viewer is invited to be part of this search and to put together the pieces of their own story for which Tinus Vermeersch provides his finds and fragments.
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