Leopold van de Ven

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Party prior to the abstraction, papier-maché, wood, cardboard, metal, paint, 33.5x31.5x45.7 inches, 2014
Untitled, papier-maché, wood, plasterboard, cardboard, 41.7x35x33.9 inches 2013
Untitled, papier-maché, wood, cardboard, sheet material, 15.4x4.3x63 inches2013
installation with sink, 2012
Untitled ,papier-maché, wood, cardboard, metal, paint, 2013
van de Ven
Artist's Statement

Leopold van de Ven's practice is based on showing and rediscovering space. Applying a building-from-parts methodology, he creates mixed-media work using materials such as wood, cardboard, and papier-maché that result in sculptures, collages and spatial settings. His work makes visible the architectural and structural surroundings of our everyday environment through his process of reconstruction. Leopold brings together found materials independent of their previous use to layer and conjoin them with new meaning. His work has recently been shown in "Spring Exhibition" at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen in 2013, and he is an alumni of the 2012 Triangle Artists' Workshop in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Leopold is based in Boxtel, Netherlands.




Born in Zaandam, The Netherlands

Academy of Arts St. Joost at Breda the Netherlands.1988- 93
1984-88 MTS for furniture en woodmanufacturers Rotterdam the Netherlands.
1994-1995 Lives and works at Pouzauges the Vendee, France.

2014 Triangle Artist-in-residence , 07/01/2014-12/21/2014, Brooklyn, NY
2013 the Spring Exhibition 2013, 03/01-05/12 Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen,Denmark
2012 Open studios Triangle Artists, Brooklyn, New York.
2012 Triangle Artists Workshop, Brooklyn, New York
2012 Selected for 100 curatiors 100 days Saatchi
2012 Postcards from the edge Cheim & Read gallery New York
2011 Mail Art Project Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2010 LOCAL SPAC(BK)E, CBKS 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2009 'Communicating walls', Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Sugarfree Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium