Marinda Vandenheede creates sculptural objects, works on paper, and paintings that employ natural, used, and discarded materials. “I tend to work with weathered, natural materials that testify to the beauty of decay.” Such materials lend a sensitivity and sense of wonder to her works that contrast her use of lines and geometric forms.
Her paintings and drawings often contain a rough-edged, imperfect geometry combined with used paper and other repurposed surfaces – abstract, yet very much part of this world. Her objects border on the surreal as they repurpose recognisable worn and ageing items and worldly fragments.
Vandenheede’s practice embraces imperfection, atrophy, and stillness. It is a rejection of perfection, disconnectedness, and consumerism. “I use discarded, out-of-use things that no longer meet the exacting standards of our Western society, giving them a new life as works of art.” Layers of time and narrative potential are embedded in her materials. She invites viewers to take a moment to be still and to take a deeper look.
[ Images Courtesy of Ronewa Art Projects, Berlin ]
1991-1994: Institute for Graphical Arts Ghent, Belgium
2014-2017: Art Academy Waregem, Belgium Painting, Mixed Media, Monumental Sculpturing
2014-2018: Workshop Sculpturing, Printing techniques, Use of concrete in sculptures)
2021 Biennale d’Art Non-Objectif de Pont-de-Claix, Grenoble, France
2021 Solo Show “Re:Generations” at Ronewa Art Projects, Bangkok and Berlin, Thailand and Germany
2020 Duo show at Galerie Van Caelenberg, Aalst, Belgium
2019 Selected to participate in exhibition ‘The world of Icons’ at Voloshin Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2019 Participant in exhibition at Dzyga Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 Selected participant in the art competition “Mini Print”, Spain. Following the competition, works were shown in Cadaques (Spain), Wingfield (UK), Pineda de Mar (Spain) and Bages (France)
2018 Participant in group exhibition “Icons/Ideals” by Kiev Non Objective, Kiev, Ukraine
2017 Group Exposition “Kunst en Kunde”, Waregem, Belgium
2014 – 2017 Selected by Arts Academy Waregem for yearly exhibition of outstanding art works produced in the Academy
2016 Selected for Art Competition “PBK’16”, Belgium
2016 Selected by Jury for “Arts by the Stream” (travelling group exhibition in different cities along the river Leie), Belgium
2016 Selected for solo exhibition by the City Council of Waregem, Belgium (promotion of one local artist every year)
2015 Group Exhibition “Kunst en Kunde”, Waregem, Belgium 2015 Selected by Jury for “Arts by the Stream” (travelling group exhibition in different cities along the river Leie), Belgium