– Sandcastles and Rubbish
Opening: Saturday 4 December, 4 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 04.12.2021 – 15.01.2022
KETELEER GALLERY is very pleased to present Sandcastles and Rubbish, the first solo exhibition by the Belgian artist Sybren Vanoverberghe (°1996. Kortrijk, BE) with the gallery. The exhibition will consist of an entirely new series of photographs.
Saturday 4 December, 4 – 8 pm. In presence of the artist.
+ Book launch Sandcastles and Rubbish, 2021, Art Paper Editions on 16 January 2022, 3pm.
The exhibition will be on view till 15 January, 2022.
Sybren Vanoverberghe mainly works with the photographic medium but also with found materials he collected at scrapyards. The work of Vanoverberghe shows the landscape and its remnants in a constant state of change. The correlation between place and time is shown in works where history, nature and heritage collide. The photographs of Vanoverberghe were taken both at places with historical importance and at industrial or ordinary sites. His work confronts presets of existing structures with what could be seen as artefacts of the future. Vanoverberghe’s works are highly anachronistic, certain images, for example, represent a past that has never existed.
Vaonverberghe received his Master’s degree from KASK, Ghent in 2018. He has since taken part in numerous group exhibitions in, a.o., FOMU Antwerp (2020 & 2019), De brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2020), CCHA, Hasselt (2019), Cultural Centre of Yangzhou, China (2019), Recyclart, Brussels (2018),… and he had solo exhibitions at, a.o., JEST gallery, Turin (2017), Bredaphoto, Breda (2018), Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam (2019), Deweer Gallery Estate, Otegem (2020)…
Vanoverberghe is also the co-founder of NO/Gallery in Ghent, the founder of Backyard in Otegem, worked with Ann Demeulemeester for the FW19 men’s collection at Paris Fashion Week, designed Whispering Sons’ album cover and collaborated on the 2021 editie for Vrienden v/h SMAK. he won numerous awards and his work appeared in countless (online) magazines.