KARIN BEYENS  is based at and works from Merksplas, Belgium.

After completing her master education Free Graphics and Drawings at the St. Lukas in Brussels, she specialized in the techniques of intiglio, relief printing and lithography. The aim of these advanced experiments was not so much to master them perfectly, but rather to enter the quest of the technique wich allowed her to better express herself. This would be the drypoint-technique. As printing form she does not use the conventional zinc or copper basis. 
Instead she inventively made polyester (foil) her base material. Eventually, the graphic arts are not a purpose by itself, but rather a method to come to other insights.

Through the technique of the collage and drypoint etch, her work has evolved to geometric abstraction over the last couple of years. Her recent work consists of reduced, monochrome painted lines and planes. These are applied to the reflective, transparant polyester foil with wide brush strokes in acrylic paint where only the power or the coloured plane prevail. Basisprinciples such as the form, the colour, the texture and the material are researched on a formalistic method. It is an artistic quest with many intermediate steps, before finally reaching the end results. This makes a continuous cycle of composing, decomposing and restarting.

The collages, objects and paintings are created in series. Each is a journey on thoughs and the same time a process that shapes itself during its realisation. A rejection of realism in favor of the spirit. It is about seeking the essence of things.

 

The end goal in her two-and three-dimensional work is to reach an absolute, pictoral balance and a perfect homogeneity of the constituent components. Deprived of a frame, with an open structure in interaction with the space. The works are what they are and the vieuwer observed.

 

" There is nothing to perfect, but rather to complete, for further sequel. " ( Marthe Wéry )

STUDIES

1977 - 1979

Highschool of Visual Arts, Institute H. Graf, Turnhout

1980

Academy of Fine Arts, Painting, Turnhout

 

1979 - 1983

Master in Free Graphics and Drawing, St. Lukas, Brussels

 

1984

Pedagogical degree 

 

2003 - 2015

General Residence, Print Lab, Frans Masereel Centre,  Kasterlee

EXHIBITIONS (Last three years)

2016

  • Price of the Landscape, Michel Depypere, St. Michielskerk, Kuurne.

  • Galerie EXIT 11, Contemporary art, Bozar de l'Abattoir, curator Fred Michiels, Grand Leez.

  • Galerie Pascal Polar, Collage-price of the Foundation.

  • Andrée en Pierre arty, Brussels.

  • ATC2, Salon Mommen, Sint-Joost-Ten-Node, Brussels, Belgium.

2017

  • Galerie T Digitaliiis.com, Nancy, France.

  • Kom Dat Zine - Weekend, Troebel Neyntje, Antwerp Belgium.

  • A priveleged space for a contemporary (art)rituel, Nothing amazes me/us any longer, forrmarly known as Bozar de l' Abattoir, curator Fred Michiels, Generosy as a currency, Aiseau-Presles, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Broeckercontemporary on Tour Black Box,  2017-2019, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg.

  • Countune, international online social art project, curator Gert Jansen.

  • Kunst In Huis Brussels, Belgium.

  • Art Collective LIKE, group exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Office of Useless Art (  O.oU.A  ), group exhibition, Tamines, Belgium.

  • Galerie Bos Fine Art, group exhibition, the Hague, The Netherlands.

  • Winter Exhibition Untitled TZT, Galerie Bos Fine Art, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2018

  • Essensje/Essentie, Broerekerk, Bolsward, for the accasion of Leeuwarden-Friesland. European Capital of Culture 2018, curator vierplus.

  • Klaslokaal N°8, curator vierplus, Jubbega, The Netherlands.

  • Exhibition TZT031, Galerie Bos Fine Art, The Hague, The Netherlands.

  • CC Zwaneberg-Heist-op-den-Berg, Abstract Painting, Belgium.

 

2019

  • RNOP, curator Billy Gruner, Apeldoorn ( ACEC ), The Netherlands.

  • Vierplus essentie, 100 years after Bauhaus, Het Dingemanshuys, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  • New Modern, RNOP Melbourn-the road paintings, Five Walls, Australia, curators Billy Gruner, Aaron Martin.

  • STartpARTY Debsaysyes, big artists, Small works, Kruisruimte, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

  • Vierplus, 100 years after Bauhaus, Zonnestraal, Zonnestraal, Hilversum, The Netherlands

  • RNOP Biennale Satellite 2017-2019, The Road Paintings, RNOA, curator Billy Gruner. Biënnale of Sydney 19 October 2019, The stores Building Nth Paramatta.

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