EXHIBITION TOM LIEKENS

TOM LIEKENS


IN THE EYE OF THE TIGER

13 WINDOWS OF LONELINESS


2 MARCH - 15 JUNE 2020

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IN THE EYE OF THE TIGER 2 – 2010 – 200 X 300 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

WHITE MAN'S TROPHY – 2016 – 120 X 80 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

DELACROIX'S DREAM – 2016 – 180 X 265 cm – WOODCUT AND MONOPRINT ON CANVAS

CANADA – 2009 – 150 X 200 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

BARBIZON – 2018 – 152 X 102 cm – WOODCUT AND MONOPRINT ON CANVAS

ONVOLTOOID VERLEDEN – 2012 – 56 X 75 cm – ETCHING 1/5

TAXIDERMIST – 2014 – 150 X 200 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

KONGO ROOM – 2014 – 200 X 300 cm – WOODCUT AND MONOPRINT ON CANVAS

UNICORN – 2011 – 90 X 120 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

KING KONG – 2018 – 180 X 120 cm – WOODCUT AND MONOPRINT ON CANVAS

WALDEINSAMKEIT – 2009 – 210 X 300 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

BIRDS – 2009 – 200 X 150 CM – OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

BIRDS – 2018 – 152 X 102 cm – WOODCUT AND MONOPRINT ON CANVAS

Tom Liekens

TOM LIEKENS


(1977)


BELGIUM




Tom Liekens Tom Liekens has a completely unique position in the Belgian art landscape. Both his subjects and the way in which he elaborates them into monumental paintings and collages make him one of the most original painters of his generation. His interest in nature is striking. He is fascinated by the unrealistic way in which fauna and flora are presented in paintings, in fairy tales or in films. The artificial world of zoos, natural history museums and tropical greenhouses is also a permanent source of inspiration. Again and again his work is overloaded with art and cultural-historical references.


Tom Liekens lives and works in Antwerp where he graduated in 1999 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Since then he has participated in numerous exhibitions, won the Camille Huysmans Prize for Painting (2006), and was nominated for the Visual Arts Prize of the Province of Antwerp (2005). Three large monographs of his work have already been published. His work is part of numerous private collections as well as public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUHKA), Bank Belfius, National Bank Belgium, Artesis Antwerp University, Antwerp University, Art collection Province of Antwerp and Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam Venlo.






Solo exhibitions


2020 The Eye of the Tiger, Kloser Contemporary Art, Online

2019 Tom Liekens – Monumental Works, Geeraard de Duivelsteen, Gent (BE)

2018 One Million Years B.C., Galerie De Zwarte Panter, Antwerp (BE)

2017 The Land that Time forgot, Nathalia Tsala Gallery, Ronse (BE)

2016 Lust for Life, Galerie De Zwarte Panter, Antwerp (BE)

2015 Delacroix’s Dream, CC Hasselt (BE)

2015 Serres Chaudes, Nationale Plantentuin, Meise (BE)

2014 Taxidermist, Zwarte Panter, Antwerp (BE)

2014 Das Boot (with Stefan Serneels), CC Zwaneberg Heist-op-den-Berg (BE)

2013 The Trophy, CyprusGalerie, Leuven (BE)

2013 The Study, Huis Happaert, Antwerp (BE)

2012 Serres Chaudes, Gemeentemuseum Herman Teyrlinckhuis, Beersel (BE)

2011 Chaos Heerst, Kievitsnest, Antwerp (BE)

2010 Menschen, Tiere, Sensationen, De Warande, Turnhout (BE)

2009 Birds, Galerie Wilms, Venlo (BE)

2009 Panorama, Works on Canvas, Les Bains::Connective, Vorst / Brussel (BE)

2009 Panorama, Works on Paper, Actionfields, Brussel (BE)

2008 Nature Morte, Galerie Smits, Amsterdam (NL)

2007 Fight Fire with Fire, Anouk Villain Art-Gallery, Diepenbeek (BE)

2005 Souvenirs Exotiques, Zoo Antwerp (BE)

2003 Hometraining, Galerie Zwarte Panter, Antwerp (BE)

2002 Madagaskar, Galerie Zwarte Panter, Antwerp (BE)

2001 Goeiemorgen!, Anouk Villain Art-Gallery, Diepenbeek (BE)

2000 Weekdieren, Galerie Zwarte Panter, Antwerp (BE)

1999 Fossielen, CC Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg (BE)

 



Group exhibitions (selection)


2020 Theatrum Mundi, Brafa Art Fair, Brussels (BE)

2018 Art à la Citadelle, Belgian Gallery, Namur (BE)

2017-18 Het Vlot – The Raft – Mu.Zee, Ostend, (BE)

2016 Het Wilde Westen, cc De Warande,Turnhout (BE)

2015 ART-TRACES across the Western Front, Langemark-Poelkapelle (BE)

2015 A Belgian Politician, Marion de Cannière Art Space, Antwerp (BE)

2014 Wonderkabinet, Universiteit Gent (BE)

2014 Schone Kunst uit Vlaanderen, collectie van de Nationale Bank van België, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal (BE)

2013  Happy Birthday, Dear Academy, MAS, Antwerp (BE)

2013 Art Attack, Hasselt (BE)

2012 The Grand Coincidence, Souterain, Antwerp (BE)

2012 Grote Prijs Ernest Albert, CC Mechelen (BE)

2011 En Face, CC Ter Dilft, Bornem (BE)

2010 Public Private Painting, Flag Project, Muzee, Oostende (BE)

2010 Confrontaties: 'De grote vissen eten de kleine' - Bruegel anno 2010, Mechelen (BE)

2009 Common Ground, Second Home, Berlin (DE)

2009 A meeting between the Tragic and the Funny again, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

2008 Honorons Honoré, Garage, CC Mechelen (BE)

2008 Over the Hedge#2, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE)

2008 Spitsbergen, Hessenhuis, Antwerp (BE)

2008 Works on Paper#1, Galerie Smits, Amsterdam (NL)

2007 Over the Hedge, Museum van Academie van Tian-Jing, China (PRC)

2007 Welcome Home: Hommage aan Fred Bervoets, Muhka, Antwerp (BE)

2007 AmuseeVous, Rock Werchter (BE)

2007 Pushing the Canvas, CC Mechelen (BE)

2007 Prijs Camille Huysmans, Hessenhuis, Antwerp (BE)

2006 Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst 2005, Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp (BE)

2005 Placenta6, Solveynstraat, Antwerp (BE)

2004 Placenta5, CC De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

2004 Belgische Ambassade, Den Haag (NL)

2004 Arena, CC Elzenveld, Antwerp (BE)

2004 Dialekt01, Stuttgart (DE)

2003 Rec., CC De Bijl, Zoersel (BE)

2003 Part 2, CC Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg (BE)

2002 Placenta4, voormalig kinderziekenhuis, Antwerp (BE)

2001 Placenta3, oud-sigarenfabriek, Antwerp (BE)

2000 Placenta2, voormalig Imea gebouw, Antwerp (BE)

1999 Axion Art, Passage 44, Brussels (BE)

1999 Placenta, Hippodroom, Antwerp (BE)




Awards


2010 Prijs Schilderkunst Boechout

2006 Prijs Schilderkunst Camille Huysmans


 

Publications 


2016 Tom Liekens: Lust for life

2015 Tom Liekens: paintings 2004-2014

2010 Menschen, Tiere, Sensationen: paintings 2009-2010

2009 Panorama: paintings 2006-2009

2008 Spitsbergen, Caroline Coolen-Diego Franssens –Tom Liekens

2007 Ride the Lightning: paintings 2004-2006

2006 Bibliofiele uitgave van Ramsey Nasr : zoo mensch zoo dier

2005 Bibliofiele uitgave van Jeroen Brouwers: Warme Herfst

2005 Souvenirs Exotiques: paintings 1999-2005

 


Artist in Residence


2011 -2014  Grafiekresidentie, Frans Masereelcentrum, Kasterlee (BE)

2007  Expeditie naar Spitsbergen, with Universiteit Antwerpen (BE)

         Five Artists Relocated, School of Contemporary Art, TianJin (PRC)

 


Theatre Decor


2016 Decor for Addio Amore, Tutti Fratelli

2015 Decor for Ten Huwelijk by Tutti Fratelli

2013 Decor for Het Wijde Land by Stan & Olympique Dramatique

2012 Decor for Onvoltooid Verleden, by Hugo Claus with Tom de Wispelaere & Jan Decleir

 


Curator


2016 Het Wilde Westen, cc De Warande,Turnhout (with Frank Herreman)

2014 Wonderkabinet, Universiteit Gent (with Frank Herreman)

2015 A Belgian Politician, Marion de Cannière Art Space, Antwerp (with Lieven Segers)

2007 Fred Bervoets: Welcome Home (with Vaast Colson, Johan Pas, Dennis Tyfus), M HKA, Antwerpen