Recent news​

New Mattman expo opening in October

September 2019


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:

https://www.blikveld.be/expomattman


 

Mattman Returns, a mini expo

March 2019

 

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:

www.barstan.be


 

New Mattman Expo in Linkebeek (Brussels)

January 2019

 

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:

https://www.demoelie.be/nl/event/19054/de-muur-jo-van-der-wulst


 

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Solo exhibitition: Crossing the Line

September 2018

 

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.
mon-fri: 9-17h

Evenings ( 19h30-22h) only on 26 September 26th, October 24th and
November 22th.

Psychiatric Hospital Duffel

Congress hall De Kleiput,
Stationsstraat 22 C, 2570 Duffel
Belgium

First Headlight album now available online!

October 2017

 

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:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/1018314-Headlight

To listen some previews:
https://soundcloud.com/headlight_weneedsomebodynaked/

 

Article on Stageless

February 2017

 

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.

Beautiful website:

stagelessart.com/blog/thoughts-and-paintings
 

Model Society

February 2016

 

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.


http://modelsociety.com/Artist/Mattman

The Big Draw Leuven

October 2015

 

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! ;)


http://moensflowers.floralshop.be/

 

New expo in TABLOO

September 2015

 

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!


www.tabloo.be



 

Exhibition in Bar Stan

january 2015

 

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 ;)


http://www.barstan.be/

 

Mattman wins painting competition!

september 2013

 

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!

june 2013
 



 

 


In collaboration with other artists we made this video for the White Rabbit project.
https://whiterabbitnetwork.jux.com/1223207
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!

since 2010

 

"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!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Headlight/215128438528983

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