Poelmans operates in a kind of no man’s land. His paintings function like pictorial pin pricks in the tradition of painting, but at the same time they attempt to escape any conceptual or representational framework. Style, for example, does not seem to interest the artist. Repetitive, abstract, almost “painfully decorative” compositions appear next to hyperfigurative scenes where legends seem to undermine any form of gravitas.
His work has recently been exhibited at The White Whale Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (2019); The Cabin, Los Angeles (2019), SecondRoom, Antwerp (2019); Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (2019); Garage, Mechelen (2018); DMW-Artspace, Antwerp (2017); Alpha Base , Antwerp (2016); SVA, New York (2012) and Be-Part, Waregem (2012).
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