Verzopen vaarwaters, 2015
Biros on paper
21 x 29,7 cm
Signed, dated, exclusively for the Kunstverein
The artist Nel Aerts (born 1987 in Turnhout, Belgium, lives in Antwerp) studied at the Heilig-Grafinstitute in Turnhout and completed her Master in Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. She has presented her work in solo exhibitions at, among others, the Carl Freedman Gallery in London and the Plus One Gallery in Antwerp, as well as at Museum M in Leuven, and has participated in group exhibitions at, among others, the NICC in Brussels, the Kunsthalle Wien and the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo.
Nel Aerts works in the media of painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and film. In many of her works, the artist often takes a self-portrait as her starting point, but it is rather that of a certain feeling in a certain situation than that of an outward appearance. Her annual gifts also show situations of female protagonists in different situations. They convey not only the respective states of mind but also, as it were, the astonishment or amazement in self-reflection, in looking back at oneself in this emotion.