Biography

Born in Lille in 1979, Valentin van der Meulen lives and works in Paris.

“It is in his ability to combine the graphic project with the chosen image that Valentin van der Meulen reveals his mastery of drawing: the same force that emerges from drawing is found in the gesture and the gaze. Often the drawings of sculptors show their way of treating stone, wood, one thinks here of Baselitz or Dodeigne. The same weight of the hand is imprinted in the material. Valentin van der Meulen is not a sculptor, yet his drawing succeeds in giving the image a tangible presence in space.
Paul Hervé Parsy Former director of Château D’Oiron and the Collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Valentin van der Meulen has been represented for several years by galleries in Zurich, Brussels, Hamburg and Paris. His work can be seen in institutional exhibitions such as “Bribes” at the Maison des Arts de Malakoff, “Untitled” at the Chateau de Bussy Rabutin in collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, and most recently “Free” at the Drawing Lab in Paris in 2018. It has been exhibited at fairs such as Drawing Now, Kunst Zurich, Art Fair Cologne or Art Paris. Present in several private collections in France and abroad such as the Fondation Francés, his work questions the field of the image through the notions of alteration, space, time, history, or the construction of identity.

Works
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sans titre 17, 2013
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sans titre 17, 2013
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Shot serie 3, 2015
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Shot serie 3, 2015
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Composition 1, 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Composition 1, 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Composition 2, 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Composition 2, 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, House 3, 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    House 3, 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Member 02, 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Member 02, 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Member 04, 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Member 04, 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Member 05, 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Member 05, 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Untitled (fan), 2016
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Untitled (fan), 2016
    Unique artwork
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Not like this... ? 03, 2018
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Not like this... ? 03, 2018
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Not like this... ? 05, 2018
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Not like this... ? 05, 2018
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Not like this... ? 06, 2018
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Not like this... ? 06, 2018
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Not like this... ? 09, 2018
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Not like this... ? 09, 2018
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Not like this... ? 19, 2018
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Not like this... ? 19, 2018
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Not like this... ? 19, 2018
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Not like this... ? 19, 2018
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, affiché(es), 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    affiché(es), 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, affiché(es), 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    affiché(es), 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Recherche Végétation 01, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Recherche Végétation 01, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Recherche Végétation 02, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Recherche Végétation 02, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Recherche Végétation 03, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Recherche Végétation 03, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Recherche Végétation 04, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Recherche Végétation 04, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Recherche Végétation 05, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Recherche Végétation 05, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Recherche Végétation 06, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Recherche Végétation 06, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sea view, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sea view, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sketch Affiché (es) 01, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sketch Affiché (es) 01, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sketch Affiché (es) 07 2, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sketch Affiché (es) 07 2, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sketch Affiché (es) 07 3, 2020
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sketch Affiché (es) 07 3, 2020
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sans Titre Végétation 3, 2021
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sans Titre Végétation 3, 2021
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sketch Mains 1, 2021
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sketch Mains 1, 2021
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sketch Mains 2, 2021
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sketch Mains 2, 2021
    Unique
  • Valentin van der Meulen, Sketch Mains 3, 2021
    Valentin van der Meulen
    Sketch Mains 3, 2021
    Unique
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Exhibitions