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Klaas Vanhee

Mechelen, Bélgica, 1982

He lives and works in Gante (Belgium)

Klaas Vanhee graduated in Fine Arts from LUCA School of Arts in Ghent (Belgium, 2003), the same institution where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Visual Arts (specializing in Painting) in 2005. He was a Laureate of the HISK (Ghent, Belgium) in 2015.

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).

Drawing is central to the artistic practice of this Belgian artist. Nevertheless, he combines it with other artistic disciplines, such as sculpture or installation. Klaas Vanhee stands out because of the expressionist nature of his compositions, which emphasises the immediacy of the medium itself. In his work, imbued by a deep physicality, we can appreciate his interest in issues as memory and reverberation.

Klaas Vanhee 's website.

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