Kris Coolens

Kris Coolens

Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

About Kris Coolens

Our physical appearance and everything around us, is only a distraction of our true self within. The deeper statement behind these paintings is all about self-discovery, awareness, disconnection of the ego. The quest is not about who we are, but what we are.
The subjects got off the carousel called daily life. They are mostly in an introspective state, bade in a mysterious tranquility and seem to have no notion of space and time. The context has vanished or has become irrelevant. Oddly calm they look as they have discovered some comforting inner connection, and the notion starts to dawn that our physical appearance is nothing but another manifestation of the vibrating energy that has always been there, the creative power that forms everything on this side of the veil.

Exhibitions

2020 | Group exhibition at Gallery Ysebaert, Sint-Martens-Latem (BE)
2018 | Solo show at Apastorie event in Herzele (BE)
2018 | Group exhibition, 'Retrace With Drawing' - Gallery Aile, Seoul (SK)
2017 | Winter groupshow, Down To Art Gallery, Ghent (BE)
2017 | Art Fair Luxemburg
2017 | Solo exhibition - ENTR, Ghent (BE)
2017 | Group exhibition/ Art Contest, A Part Apart, Ghent (BE)
2016 | Daegu Art Fair at EXCO in Daegu, South Korea
2016 | Art Busan 2016, International art fair, South Korea
2016 | Group exhibition, Kunst-ID #2, Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
2015 | Solo exhibition "Facing The Window", Gallery Aile, Seoul, South Korea
2015 | Group exhibition, Kunst @ Rode Kruis, Campus TIO 3, Ronse, Belgium
2015 | "Naked Promise" collection, Saatchi online

COLLECTIONS
°Art works in private collections in Belgium, London, Norway, Germany, France, USA, Canada, South Korea, Australia, South Africa
°Artwork purchased and permanently exhibited by the City Council of Erpe-Mere, Belgium (2009)

PRIZES & AWARDS
° 2017 | Public Award, A Part Apart, Ghent, Belgium
° 2016 | Prize of the Jury, Kunst-ID #2, Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
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° 2008 | Nomination Art Prize Erpe-Mere, Belgium
° 2004 | Nomination Final Round "Kiezen voor Kunst" Ghent, Belgium
° 2004 | Public Award Brakel, Belgium
° 2002 | Nomination Art Prize Erpe-Mere, Belgium
° 2002 | Prize of the Academy ABK Aalst, Belgium