Thijs Van der Linden

 
 

Thijs Van der Linden is a artist stemming from a fascination with landscapes and trees, the history and texture of which capture the imagination. That particular fascination translates to furniture designs, interior projects, drawings, prints, installations and monumental work. All these designs originate from a desire to conserve and confront. Conserving familiar natural elements and confronting organic structures with geometrical lines and marked colourful surfaces.

Thijs Van der Linden considers each tree an individual with its own identity and history, which the artist-archivist attempts to grasp. For example by making a print or negative. The unique DNA of each sort of tree requires a different approach. Resulting in new shapes and materials and reminding us of a world constantly changing. Each design is an ode to craftsmanship, with an eye for detail and an informed choice of materials. Ranging from wood – a warm and living matter that is hard to constrain – to versatile artificial materials. These are unique designs colouring an interior. Creations reflecting encounter and memory.

Thijs Van der Linden was born in Aalst ( Belgium in 1983. He lives and works in Zottegem ( BE). He studied at SInt-Lucas Ghent. ( BE )

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010   

L’histoire se répète, kasteel van Egmont, Zottegem.

2009

Arbre d’agrement, Park van Breivelde, Zottegem.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017             

PIMP MY STREET - Ilot Sacré, Brussels.

LOST IN GARBAGE with Maarten Vanden Eynde, MARGE, Gust Romijn, Sven Fritz, ... , Verkebeke foundation, Kemzeke.

Kunst & Zwalm (re)PUBLIEK with Leo Copers, Gert Scheerlinck, Charlie De Voet, Matthieu Ronsse, Nicoline Van Staepele, Thierry Mortier, ... , Zwalm.

2016

“De Kwetsbare Mens” - gebouw R&B ( Campus Lyceum ), Ghent.

Kunst/#ID2, De fabriek, Herzele.

Grafiekwedsrtijd FONDS Hilde DEMEDTS, Museum van Deinze van de Leiestreek.

2015             

Crise d’identité, protestant church, Ghent.

“Een hart voor het hart” with Roger Raveel, Corneille, Herman van Nazareth, Johan Tahon, Honoré D’o, ... , Office Willy Naessens.

Kunst & Zwalm in TRANSITIE with Johan Tahon, Alex Michels, Noël Drieghe, Mark Cloet, Patrick Merckaert, Trees de Mits, ... , Zwalm.

2014             

Kunst/#ID1, Sanitary, Zottegem.

SECONDroom Gent, DOKsite, Ghent.

Stargazer WIndow, Ghent.

Ilya Prigogine In Color, Ghent, curator Thierry Mortier, with Ben Benaouisse, Nicoline Van Staepele, Peter Weidenbaum, ... .

Valerius De Saedeleer gelinkt, Maarkedal.

Grafiekwedsrtijd FONDS Hilde DEMEDTS, Museum van Deinze van de Leiestreek.

Beaufort Buiten De Grenzen, paviljoen SALIX, Sint-Rochuskerk, Blankenberge.

2013             

“Lezen in de lente” ( VZW ‘t Uilekot ) , Herzele.

“Kunstig geloei”, Maarkedal.

Opening Studio ARBOR with Kristof Van Heeschvelde & Wout Lievens, Zottegem.

Jong Bloed, Ronse.

Grote Prijs Tekenkunst,  CC de ververij ,Ronse.

2012             

“Iedereen is slecht behalve wij”, duo with Kristof Van Heeschvelde , Ronse.

2010    

Open ateliers Nucleo vzw#8 ( Abatoir d’amis IV ) with Patrick Baele, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Charlie De Voet, Ann Vandersleyen, Bert Lelieur, Erwin Van der Jeugt, ... , Ghent.

Gallery Casa Argentaurum with Honoré d’O, Rudi Bogaerts, Marie Cloquet, Patrick Merkaert, ..., Ghent.

Laboratoires Garnis with Jonas Nachtergaele, Patrick Baele, Charlie De Voet, Erwin Van der Jeugt, ... , Kortrijk.

2009

Abbatoir d’amis I & II with Karel De Meester, Patrick Baele, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Charlie De Voet, Elke Gordts, ... , Ghent.

2007             

Vrauw Duo with Jan Vandendorpe, Ghent.

SELECTIONS/NOMINATIONS/HONORABLE MENTIONS / PRIZES

2016  

Art contest Kunst/#ID2 Zottegem - Selection.

Integrated artwork CAW Zottegem. First place.

Integrated artwork administrative center Laakdal. Second place.

2015            

Integrated public artwork, Residential care center Egmont - Zottegem. second place.

Integrated public artwork, AZ Sint-Elizabeth Zottegem. Third place.

2014            

Art contest “ Valerius De Saedeleer gelinkt” Maarkedal - Selection.

2014            

Drawing prize Ronse - Selection.          

Art contest Kunst/#ID1 Zottegem - Selection.

2007            

Design contest public toilet Ghent. Fourth place.

2006            

“ A place to hide”, second prize.

ASSIGNMENTS

2015

“Arbre d’écran / Schermboom” Integrated artwork CAW Zottegem.

2014

Cover artwork “Impairment”- Stories From The Lost.

2012

Grave monument, Auguste de Rouck, Zottegem.

Cover artwork “For Clouds”- Stories From The Lost.

Cover artwork “We Are Society”- Mosquito.

Cover artwork “Wood for Wood”- Celestial Wolves.

2011

“L’origine du monde”, Zottegem.

2009

“Arbre d’agrément”, Zottegem. 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2017

“ Arbre de la trinité “ Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke. 

CURATORSHIP

2017                

Kunst & Zwalm (re)PUBLIEK with Leo Copers, Gert Scheerlinck, Charlie De Voet, Matthieu Ronsse, Nicoline Van Staepele, Thierry Mortier, ... , Zwalm.

2013-2017       

Studio ARBOR Gallery.

PUBLICATIONS

2017            

Arbre Manipulé - Studio ARBOR. 

2015            

Kunst & Zwalm in Transitie - Topcocopy.

2014            

SECONDROOM Resumé.

Ilya Prigogine In Color.