PIETER VERMEERSCH (Kortrijk, 1973)
Pieter Vermeersch was born in 1973, in Kortrijk. He graduated from the Sint-Lucas Higher Institute for isual Arts in Ghent (1995), and the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp (2001). Over the years, Pieter Vermeersch has organised an increasing number of exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. He currently lives and works between Brussels and the Italian city of Turin. In recent years, he has created monumental frescoes for Galeries Lafayette in Biarritz, as well as major works specially designed for the “Solo Houses” site, which was conceived by the Belgian architectural firm Office KGDVS in Matarraña (Spain) and for the salt silos of the Roads Department of the City of Geneva (Switzerland). Pieter Vermeersch’s artistic and pictorial research goes well beyond the canvas. The artist combines painting and architecture, looking for links between representation, time, space and colour. His work often consists of large spatial interventions, which manipulate space. His painting installations or murals create powerful pictorial experiences that have a physical impact on the observer.