New Mattman expo opening in October
A big solo exhibition will be open from October 11th until November 11th in Bonheiden, Belgium. It's a great chance to see many of Mattman's creations in real life. Everyone is welcome!
Vernissage: October 10th at 20h.
GC 't Blikveld
Jacques Morrensplein 2, 2820 Bonheiden
Opening hours on the website:
Mattman Returns, a mini expo
After 4 years Mattman Returns to the same exhibition space with new work! In Bar Stan (in Leuven) you will find my artwork on every wall until March 31th.
They have delicious food and coffee as well, so be sure to check it out :)
The address and opening hours can be found here:
New Mattman Expo in Linkebeek (Brussels)
Every Month GC De Moelie invites a different artist to present their work in a project called 'De Muur'.
January it will be Mattman his turn. From January 7th until 31th you will find my paintings and drawings decorating the walls . Entrance is free, so go check it out!
The address and opening hours can be found here, together with a small interview:
Solo exhibitition: Crossing the Line
It is with great pleasure and pride that I invite you to the first solo exhibition of Mattman: Crossing the line
Crossing the line, in the first place refers to the line between the artist and observer that will disappear in this expo. But It also points out the fine line between living in an own creative world and a state of complete insanity, which the artist must try to balance.
It is very strange that absolute freedom, in life as well as in art, seems to be extremely difficult for the human brain to handle.
So only a Mattman ( or madman) can create a safe path between both worlds, on the edge of light and dark, the normal and the absurd, to show you both sides.
The exhibition runs from September 18th until November 28th.
Evenings ( 19h30-22h) only on 26 September 26th, October 24th and
Psychiatric Hospital Duffel
Congress hall De Kleiput,
Stationsstraat 22 C, 2570 Duffel
First Headlight album now available online!
Next to drawing and painting, Mattman is also the drummer of the band 'Headlight' from Belgium. The first album 'We need somebody naked' is finally released on cd and can be ordered on-line.
The tittle refers to the fact that not many people seem to be their true selves anymore. We say drop all the masks and clothes and show us your naked soul!
link to get the album:
To listen some previews:
Article on Stageless
On the website Stageless.com Mattman is presenting 5 paintings that pose a question. To make the distance between artist and observer a bit smaller, viewers are encourages to think and to comment on the artwork.
Mattman is now a proud member of Model Society.
Check out this beautiful website! Models, Photographers and Artists dedicated to restoring human beauty to its rightful place as a subject of fine art contemplation.
We want people everywhere to experience human beauty as art, openly and without shame.
The Big Draw Leuven
The Big Draw is a world wide festival that wants more people to start drawing everywhere! Mattman was there to draw on the windows of flower shop Moens in the Diestsestraat to have a street exhibition.
Go have a look.. I think the drawings are still there! ;)
New expo in TABLOO
The whole month of September and October 2015 there will be many Mattman paintings and drawings for show at TABLOO in Leuven. This shop is a really nice place to get some art supplies and maybe try to copy a real Mattman? :)
To find the shop and opening hours check the website!
Exhibition in Bar Stan
For the last two months of 2014, there has been a small exhibition of my new Black & White series in Bar Stan in Leuven. Thanks to all of you for the nice comments about them. I am happy to say that one of the drawings is going to stay in the bar permanently!
Go check out this nice and friendly place if you are in town ;)
Mattman wins painting competition!
The competition 'intimide nude' was held by De Kunstbloem in Ghent where the artists had to paint a life model. Mattman was rewarded for his originality and spontanious style. He won the price of the jury aswell as the price voted online by the public.
Thanks to this he is now free to join the drawing and painting classes for a whole year at De Kunstbloem.
Read more about it in this link:
Movie project finished!
In collaboration with other artists we made this video for the White Rabbit project.
It is a story about how people live next to each other but don't care for an other. We should reach out and help people in need..
There is no sound yet on this version but an update is coming!
Check the video here below:
Meet our band Headlight!
"Headlight is a music-making duo from Antwerp. Mattman and Lotje found each other in the basement of a monastry where they devoted their lives to growing new sounds and making musical babies. They like to kick ass on stage with psychedelic drumwaves and emotional guitar. Singing songs about the pain and the joy of life, about rising fears and dreams of freedom and love. These two play with a chemistry and rawness that is rarely seen..."
You can listen to some songs on facebook!