07 August 1994 Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium

2017- present: Assistant Printmaking KASK Antwerp

2020- present: Assistant Printmaking PXL-MAD Hasselt

Website: Peterdeboeck.com
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Description

PERSONAL STATEMENT
My work is about the fragile lines between existing leftovers of humanity and nature that is reclaiming lost spaces. I create images that look like pure natural elements, but can be interpreted as human interference which is – after certain time- overruled by nature again. This metamorphosis is presented through elements such as ruins or decline in general, the transience of human interventions and the playful tension between light and shadow. In a lot of the works, nature is displayed in its rough, strong or dramatic forms. This powerful, uncontrollable and wild elements of nature are fascinating me. That’s why the creation of an image usually starts with a brief sketch and then continues evolving by using the unpredictability of the moment of drawing and painting itself. The basic element of all interesting things, is very often the presence – or a dialogue between – contrast and harmony whenever it’s presented in the absence or presence of light, shape or structures. Most certain, in two-dimensional work this exists in the way of drawing, used materials, use of colour, etc. All artworks shown, are create by using lithography. Not only is it a medium that is perfect to create a spontaneous and fast edition, it’s also a very physical technique, in which the artist can completely disappear while working. The specific characteristics of the technique influence the image strongly and give the opportunity to create a very personally language. One of the main inspirations to me is the Italian sculptor Alessandro Piangiamore. His material ‘paintings’ in the series “Ieri Ikebana”, starting from 2016 are balancing on the verge of abstraction, but show in the same time very recognisable materials such as flowers and earthy textures. In an interview he said “In my work, I often try to crystallize everything ephemeral by flitting through a practical approach to the matter, which allows me to cleave to the reality. My research aims not to create single objects but to make their inner shapes and images emerge. Rather than being static or frontal, their features are accomplished through evocations and semantic and visual shifts.”In visualising and texturizing these ephemeral elements of nature, in a certain way they get fixated. In my prints I try to give these elements a timeless quality.

Education
2012 – 2015
School: Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Major: Academic Bachelor Fine Arts Printmaking
Academic qualification obtained: Great distinction
2015 – 2017
School: Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Major: Academic Master Fine Arts Printmaking
Academic qualification obtained: With Distinction
2017 – 2020
School: Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Major: Academic Educational Master Fine Arts
Academic qualification obtained: With Distinction

A SELECTION OF EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Group exhibitions:
2021 upcoming
o Gallerie Epreuve d’Artiste, Antwerp, Belgium
o IV International Miniprint Cantabria, Santander, Spain
o Billboard project/Quarantine Edition INBOX MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
o Onboards Biennale, Antwerp, Belgium
2020
o Comparative Studies of Selected Chinese and Western Modern and Contemporary Artists,
Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
o Billboard project, Antwerp, Belgium
2019
o Gallerie Solo, Antwerp, Belgium
o International selection at Atelier Ingrid Ledent, Shanghai, China
2018
o Museum De Reede, Antwerp, Belgium
o “Signatuur”, Badhuis, Antwerp, Belgium
o Komask Master Salon Printmaking, Antwerp, Belgium
o “Loodwit”, Toerisme Vlaanderen, Brussels, Belgium
2017
o “Peter De Boeck”, at Tersago – Dedecker Antwerp, Belgium
o “Kraljevska akademija lepih umetnosti Antverpen” Galerija Fakulteta Likovnih Umetnosti,
Serbia
o “Gravure/proposition 2” Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Liège, Belgium
o “The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp” at Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach,
Katowice, Poland
2016
o International Academic Printmaking Alliance Invitational Exhibition, Forbidden City, Beijing,
China,
o “4 Expo’s” at ‘Ruimte 34’, Cobdenstraat 34 Antwerp
o Voorstelling lentenummer GIERIK & NVT, Antwerp, Belgium
o “ARIA” (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts) at Stadsfeestzaal Antwerp, Belgium
2015
o “WHO ARE OUR HEROES THIS YEAR?”, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp,
Belgium
o Impact 9, The International Printmaking Conference”, Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou,
China
o “Expo Frans Dille Prize 2015” Plantyn Moretus Museum Antwerp, Belgium
o “7th international Lithographic Symposium 2015”, Tidaholm, Sweden
Award
o 2018 1st prize International KoMASK Master Printmaking 2018, Antwerp, Belgium
o 2017 Award Peto Urzua, Antwerp, Belgium
Collections
o Senefelder Stiftung, Germany
o Collection of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp