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Belgische kunstenares Veerle Dupont
Veerle Dupont is a Belgian artist born in Antwerp in 1942. She is a textile artist, designer of tapestries, assemblies and installations. Developed self-taught. Remarkably evolved from textile and tapestry artist to designer of monumental and three-dimensional work. Debuted with tapestries according to the classical techniques. Soon experimented with the weaving techniques and the integration of all kinds of flexible materials (1963-1969) and subsequently came up with large abstract color surfaces in her creations (1969-1970). For a while he realized monochrome, mainly white and black textured fabrics (1972-1974). Subsequently, monumental wall structures were created and she started experimenting with all kinds of materials such as wood, leather, sponge, feathers, viscera (beef and pig bladders, intestines), whether or not scorched, burned and / or boiled in colored wax (1975-1980). Smaller three-dimensional objects soon grew from monumental works, including the series Kreupelen, Vanitas vanitatum, Memories (1975-1980). Boulevard of broken dreams was built, among other things, on the basis of rubber and fragments of car tires (1986). Soon installations were created with umbrellas, roofing panels with rust, cobblestones, fragments of car tires, life jackets with poetry, torn and weathered posters, pieces of rough cork. At the same time she also realized smaller works with roofing, press rolls of headlines, dried intestines and shafts (1987-2004). Represented Belgium, among others in Stuttgart in 1978, in Munich in 1979 (Exempla), in Kassel in 1982 (K 18 Stofwechsel), in Mexico in 1983 (Biennale Sao Paulo), in Lodz in 1985 (Fifth International Triennial). State Prize for Visual Arts of the Flemish Community in 1983. Work in the provincial houses in Antwerp and 's-Hertogenbosch, at the Town Hall in Waalwijk, in the town hall in Machelen. Worked as a self-employed artist (1972-1985), vice-chairman of World Crafts Council in Belgium (1981-1985), teacher experimental textile processing (1983-1986), affiliated with the graphic service of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (1986-2002 ). (PIRON)
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