Valentin van der Meulen, biography, install shots, exhibitions, artworks, sculptures, installations, drawings
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.
Drawing Room Online FairSolo by Valentin van der Meulen 15 - 30 May 2021On the Occasion of Drawing Room, the UN-SPACED Gallery is delighted to offer a solo show by the french born artist Valentin van der Meulen. Born in Lille in 1979,...
Le soleil se lève aussiA group show at Manifesta - Lyon 6 Mar - 21 Apr 2021Le soleil se lève aussi At the kind invitation of Céline Melon Sibille, the founder of Manifesta Lyon, the UN-SPACED gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition 'Le...