MATTHIEU CLAUS °1977, lives and works in Ghent (BE) is an artist and a high school art teacher. His paintings are fictional landscapes made up of images he takes on industrial junkyards. During his visit to these metal scrapyards, the artist takes hundreds of photos he carefully stores in his digital archive. These photos are an almost unlimited source of inspiration for his paintings. In his early work, the artist was mainly looking for a geometrically shaped visual language; his more recent canvasses on the other hand, contain more organic shapes and have a layered background. Often the artists uses a pattern to add rythm and a repetitive element. This makes these paintings more lyrical, less architectural but more abstract.
-PALIMPSEST#1, Charel Pycke /Matthieu Claus /Jo Michiels /Femke Nijs / Kati Laforce / Christophe Dehaene / Helga Gillijns / Griet Vanhumbeek / Maaike Beckx / Jessie Georges / Petrus Vanlessen / Tamara de Prest / Wim Baes/ Ilse Pierard / Tim Trenson / Sam Dendooven / Bart Boussemaere, door curator Eva Wuytjens, YOC powered by Galerie Desssers, Hasselt
-Artist studio Chris Vanderschaeghe, TENTOONSTELLING POST—ART FROM THE EDGE#2, 02/'22
-'Installatie' in galerie S&H De Buck Gent met schilderijen van Philip Henderickx, Hervé Martijn, Christine Marchand, Christina Mignolet, Robine Clignett, Jean De Groote, Jeroen Daled, Jeton Muja, Hans Defer, Sven Verhaeghe, Ann Van Outryve en Johan Clarysse.