Samuel Vanderveken

Samuel paints wondrous scenes where everything seems to be allowed and possible. His canvases and panels arise from experimentation and evolve into an idea, or vice versa. Samuel works in series, in which he searches in the most diverse styles for an intense and deep understanding of the medium of painting and of the social relevance of 'art' in general.

To him, driving himself ever further and questioning himself ever more deeply gives meaning to an absurd but at the same time miraculous existence. The ideas of Camus and Kafka, the world of cartoons and Buddhist philosophies (including Kashmir Shaivism) form the humus for his oeuvre. He himself describes it as follows: "My paintings are open questions. They confront you with what it is to be human and are open to discussion."