Pieter Vermeersch: Variations
Moritz Küng and Kersten Geers
The first survey of internationally acclaimed artist Pieter Vermeersch’s work
Pieter Vermeersch (Belgium, 1973) is well-known for his gradual wall paintings that create powerful visual experiences. Vermeersch combines painting with architecture and works on a variety of surfaces such as canvas, marble and photographs. Beyond the traditional borders of the canvas, his investigations result in large-scale spatial interventions that manipulate the space. Time, colour and space are the building blocks of his oeuvre: these concepts lie at the foundation of his gradual murals and architectural interventions. Variations presents a complete survey of Vermeersch’s work, from the beginning of his career until his recent solo exhibition at M – Museum Leuven (March 15–August 11, 2019), and includes a broad selection of painted works (canvases, stones, photographs, walls), installations and sketches. Each signature of the book is dedicated to a particular work or aspect of Vermeersch's oeuvre.
There will be seven different cover versions of the book, each printed in a different colour variation defined by the artist.
Dieter Roelstraete is curator at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in Chicago. Previously he was a curator for the important contemporary art exhibition documenta 14 and a senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago from 2012 and 2015. François Piron is a well-known independent exhibitions curator, art critic and editor. Kersten Geers is a renowned architect and part of the successful OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen. He collaborated with Pieter Vermeersch on a site-specific work at the Solo House Office KGDVS in Matarraña, Spain. Moritz Küng is an independent curator and editor. He worked in Zürich, Antwerp and currently lives and works in Barcelona.