Denis van Baren

b 1968 Paris. Lives and works in Berlin.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Memory is the central theme of van Baren’s works, but it is also its main conceptual tool. The painting process starts with a global, abstract composition that evolves in part to an almost photorealistic figuration without any iconographic support and generally without any preparatory sketch. The subject of the painting also emerges from this transition, from blurred to sharp.
The shaping alternates interventions on the canvas with maturation phases during which each detail, observed and memorized, is later further worked, reshaped and is refined under the influence of van Baren’s past visual experiences.

Vita

  • Education
  • 1992 Architecture - Brussels - BE
  • 2003 Masters - Restoration of Architectural Heritage - ULG - Liège - BE
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018 
  • SPEED.2 - Espace FMA - Brussels - BE
  • 2017 
  • Perspectives - Delen Private Bank HQ - Brussels - BE
  • 2016 
  • SPEED - Espace FMA - Brussel - BE
  • 2015 
  • Collective Amnesia - Raum B - Berlin - DE
  • 2014 
  • Abstract Landscapes - Espace GL21 - Brussels - BE
  • 2013 
  • Piles of Books - Domaine de Tara - Roussillon - FR
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2019 
  • Mental Landscapes - Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs - Gordes - FR
  • Mental Landscapes - Domaine de Tara - Roussillon - FR 
  • 2018 
  • Caryatids - El Atelier - Berlin - DE
  • 2017 
  • 50 Contemporary Artists by Enter Art Foundation - Berlin - DE
  • 2016 
  • Traces - Iodeposito - Trieste - IT
  • Douaumont - Iodeposito - Tartini House - Piran - SL
  • 2015 
  • OUTinSIDER - Freyer Marktforschung - Berlin - DE
  • 2014 
  • Genius Loci - Kunst am Spreeknie 7 - Berlin - DE
  • Anmerkungen zum Beginn des kurzen 20. Jahrhunderts - Motorenhalle - Dresden - DE
  • 2013 
  • Ortgeist - Kunst am Spreeknie 6 - Berlin - DE

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