Paul Gees (BE)

Born 1949, Aalst, Belgium
Lives and works in Schoonaarde, Belgium

represented by
Valerie Traan Gallery - Antwerp
Loom Gallery - Milan, Italy

1992-2009
Teacher "Expression and mixed media", Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven / Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent.

1980-1992 
Teacher Vormstudie (study of shapes) Sint-Lukas Higher Institute, Interior and Construction

1969-1973
Sint-Lukas, Brussels - Interior Design Studies

Active as a visual artist since 1975

solo exhibitions (selection)

 

2022

Flat sculptures, Loom gallery, Milan (IT)

YELLOW IS THE COLOUR OF THE DAY IN THE MORNING... WHEN WE RISE, Galerie van den Berge, Goes (NL)

2019

Overview #1. Sculptures, pictures and drawings, Loom Gallery, Milan (IT)

Overview #2,  Fondazione Kenta and Loom Gallery, Milan (IT)

Paul Gees 12.12 (with book presentation), valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp

2018

Under pressure ’18. Sculptures and drawings, valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp

2017        

Under Pressure. Sculptures, wall objects and drawings. Loom Gallery, Milan (IT)

Stille trillingen. Sculptures, installation and drawings. Nevens Garage, Ninove

2016

Connected-Disconnected. Sculptures and wall objects. De Ziener gallery, Asse

2015

Plus loin que les frontières with Paul Gees and Wim De Pauw. Tom Van Den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)      

2014        

Geschraagde horizonten. Loods 12 with Dave Meijer (NL), Wetteren

Family Encounters. Sculptures, drawings and paintings of Paul and Ibrich Gees.  Jan Colle gallery, Ghent

Tweede Natuur, Ibrich and Paul Gees. Lia Schelkens, Schilde,

 Kruisende ritmes with Stijn Kriele (NL). Cathy De Vos gallery, Aalst

2013

In the offices of Société Generale, Aalst

Private Banking in collaboration with Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst.

2012        

Experimental Intermedia, Out of frame, vitrine project. Ghent

Recent works, Van Den Berge gallery with Raf Thys, Goes (NL)

2011        

Collapsing the arches. Wall objects. Van Den Berge gallery, met Mil Ceulemans, Goes (NL)     

Voorhangsels. Wall objects and drawings. De Ziener gallery, Asse

2010 Sculptures. Sculptures, installation and drawings. Elimart, Kapellen

2009 Sculptures, models and drawings, at de Vrienden van Hugo, Hansbeke

2008  Muurbeelden. Van den Berge gallery with Marinus Van Dijke, Goes (NL)

2006        

Scharnier_momenten. CC Belgica in Huis van Winckel, Dendermonde,

Kleine sculpturen. Huize St.- Bonaventura, Ghent

Installation and small drawings. Secondroom, Brussels

1999  

Dwars in de lengte. Sculptures and drawings. Transit gallery, Mechelen

Wall objects. Lydie Rekow gallery, Crest (FR)

Intimate walls. Wall objects and drawings. CD gallery, Tielt 

Sculptures, models and drawings, Luca gallery, Zaltbommel (NL)

Sculptures and drawings. CC De Doos, Hasselt

Zomerstukken – Buitenstukken. Park Blauwendael, Waasmunster

Sculptures and drawings. CC De Stroming, Berlare 

Sculptures and drawings. White-Out Space gallery, Knokke

Sculptures, wall objects and drawings. De Ziener gallery, Asse

Bruno Decré en Paul Gees. Cathy De Vos gallery, Aalst

Atelier Brigitte Closset with Brigitte Closset and Armand Silvestre, Liège

1998  Sculptures, models and drawings. Cultural center De Poort, Zonnebeke

1997

Sculptures and wall objects. Huize Jacobus, Ghent

Tussen de bomen de sterren zien. Park ter Beuken, Lokeren

Domain ‘Het Motje’, Jenny Van Driessche Zaffelare

1996  

Sculptures. Kunstverein Friedberg, Frankfurt (DE)

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary. CIAP, Hasselt

Project Poorthuis, Installation of 2 large-scale sculptures at the Grote Markt, Hasselt.

1995

Sculptures, wall objects and installations. CD gallery, Tielt

Sculptures. Sint-Lukaspassage, Antwerp

Sculptures and drawings. Lydie Rekow gallery, Crest (FR)

Paul Gees, Een eiland als een glazen kooi. In collaboration with CC Westrand and in the context of Open Monumentendag, Dilbeek

1994  

Evelyne Canus Art Contemporain, La-Colle-sur-Loup (FR)

large-scale integration in private gardens F. Lippens. Roquefort-Les-Pins, Nice (FR)

...

​public collections

​-Waasmunster, sculpture 'OOGSCHEUT', 2019-2021
-Berlare, Donkmeer - Eendenkooi Reenactment 1994 - 2021
- Kruibeke, Scheldelei, sculpture Poldersteen, 2019-2020 
- Eeklo, New hospital AZ Alma, sculpture Dubbele Knik, 2017
- Province of Limburg, PASf Foundation (Private Arts Support foundation, Limburg), 2013
- Kapellen, Elim, Psychiatric Center, sculpture Hangend, 2010
- Rumbeke, Company Shape, Metalworks, sculpture Hoeksteen, 2008
- De Montil, Essene - Affligem, sculpture Klemboom, 2005
- Beveren, sculpture Over-spannend, 2003
- Erpe-Mere, drawing 1994.
- Schoten, sculpture Bankligger, 2001
- Brussels, Firma SMALLS, sculpture Double 0, 2000
- De Pinte, sculpture Kleine Poort, 2000
- City of Turnhout, Stationsplein, sculpture The Great Traveler, 1999
- Zonnebeke, Gemeenteplein, sculpture Het Keerpunt, 1998
- Sint-Katelijne-Waver, De Nayer institute, sculpture Parallel, 1997
- Brasschaat municipality, sculpture Dakstoel, 1997
- Zwijndrecht, sculpture Als boom de sterren raken, 1997
- City of Lokeren, langs de Durme sculptuur Vertikaal doorboords, 1994
- Province of Limburg, Province House, sculpture Dialogue, 1994
- Leuven, KBC bank, sculpture
- Brussels, National Bank, sculpture Verticaal omsloten, 1988
- Museum of Modern Art, Brussels. Sculpture and drawing.
- Muhka, Antwerp. Sculpture.
- Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in Grafische Sammlung. Drawing.
- Flemish community. Sculptures.

private collections in Belgium and abroad

Honorary Award of International Jury in the Xthe international exhibition of original drawings,
Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka (Y) 1988

 

poster design

​Proka, Ghent – Theorie / Informatie / Praktijk – Galerie New Reform – Academie, Ghent, 1976 

Beursschouwburg – Performance Art Festival – Brussels, 1978 

Kaaitheater – Theaterfestival ’83 - Brussels

Production ‘Achterland’ 1990 – De Munt – Anne Theresa De Keersmaecker

International theaterfestival Den Haag – Antwerp – 1992

Graphic designs + imaging for the architecture department, St.-Lucas Brussels-Ghent 2000 – 2009

 

publications

​Paul Gees - Tension, balance, risk, stability, 2019

with Posture Editions, Ghent  – ‘Ohne Warum’, 2012 – posture n°2 with texts from Luk Lambrecht and Francis Smets

Editie.1995. Print edition of 50. Photo of temporary installation Conversation Piece with imprint of the applicable poem Gracht by Roland Jooris.

1984 – aanmoedigingspremie from the Belgian State
1986 – lezingencyclus, Kunst en Architectuur (uitgave Amarant)


 
group exhibitions (selection) 

2022 

The Cabinet, Art Brussels with valerie_traan gallery, Tour&Taxis, Brussels

About architecture, kajetan in collaboration with valerie_traan gallery, Berlin (DE)

2021

Small Sculptures, Michel Rein gallery, Brussels

Artissima Art fair, with Loom Gallery Milano, Turin (IT)

10 jaar Posture Editions - 'One way or another', S.M.A.K, Ghent

VILLA U / Luc Coeckelberghs, Paul Gees en Jean-Georges Massart. Meensel-Kiezegem (Tielt-Winge)

View indicator #16, Galerie Van den Berge, Goes (NL)

2020

Over tijd / Du temps, De Markten, Brussels

Reasons to be cheerful #1 - 30 years Galerie Van den Berge, Goes (NL)

At the first floor, a selection of gallery artists, valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp

Comfort in tough times - online exhibition, Galerie Van den Berge, Goes (NL)

2019         

Cape-Town Art fair with Loom Gallery Milano, Cape Town (ZA)

International art fair Miart 2019 with Loom Gallery Milano, Milan (IT)

A Question of Place, no Limits in a Cellar, Herentals

international art fair Artissima  2019 with Loom Gallery Milano, Turin (IT)

2018        

International art fair Miart 2018 with Loom Gallery Milano, Milan (IT)

Paul Gees, Jus Juchtmans, Dave Meijer and Mary A. Waters. Tom Van Den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)

Art Brussels with valerie_traan gallery, Brussels 

Wim Wauman invites in WORK FLOW, a play with (arts) Apes and Crafts (catalogue), CC,  Sint-Niklaas

Opening of the renovated Museum Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen

Sint-Maartenskathedraal and Sint-Jacobskerk Momentum 18, Ieper

Houtgeur with J.G-Massart, Bert De Geyter, Jo Vanrijckghem and Paul Gees,        De Koolputten, Waasmunster

International art fair  Artissima 2018 with Loom Gallery Milano, Turin (IT)

KRASJ 4, initiatief De Voorkamer, Ninove

Sculptures, installation and paintings. Bankgalleryprojects with Bieke Depuydt, Ghent

2017        

4 x Vader/Dochter, De Wasserij Kunstcentrum, Lokeren 

Buiten de context, Kunstenhuis, Harelbeke

Le Nouvel Observateur (Curator), Hof ter Saksen, Beveren

‘InnerNature1’ with Laure Forêt, Isa D’Hondt en Arjan Janssen, Pavilion Contemporary art, Watou

Gestalt, Pakt, Gistel

2016        

Die van Aalst, contemporary art from collections in Aalst, Aalst, Ghent, Dendermonde

Belgische Wochen, Anne Voss gallery, Dortmund (DE)

Out of the Black and into the Blue, Tom Van Den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)

Arts & Metiers, Chateau de Jehay, Amay, Province de Liege

exhibition ‘VERWAND’, D’Apostrof, Meigem, Deinze

Zot Geweld / Dwaze Maagd - Tribute to the 100-year death of Rik Wouters and the statue Het Zotte Geweld. Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen

30 jaar De Ziener, De Markten, Brussels

La Châtaigneraie, Arts & Metaux, Flémalle

B.LAST – ‘De naschok van het abstracte’ (catalogue). Venitiaanse Gaanderijen, Ostend

2015        

Paul Gees – Ado Hamelrijck – Jean-Georges Massart, CC, Hasselt

50 jaar Beursschouwburg – with Wim Wauman, AMVK, Walter Swennen and others, Brussels

E QUI LIBRE, d’Apostrof, Meigem, Deinze

Art Fort/Fort Art, Antwerp

Art-traces across the Western Front, Langemark-Poelkapelle

Stationsstraat Ninove, De Voorkamer, Ninove

‘(Re)View’ Closing exhibition at the farewell of René Geladé, CC, Hasselt

‘Argentum’, 25 year Tom Van Den Berge gallery – part 1. Tom Van Den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)

2014        

Prijs voor Beeldhouwkunst van de Stad Mechelen, De Garage, Mechelen

Price Ernest Albert 2014

Een groep, 'De Ziener' gallery, Asse

in the spaces of the mine of Beringen – B-Mine Vlezenbeek, With/Without in Villa Nederloo with Henk Delabie and Alex Michels. BreukLijn, Beringen

'What happens to matter’ with Arpaïs du Bois (catalogue). Eva Steynen.Devia-tions, Antwerp 

sCULpTUUR, Ramfoundation, Rotterdam (NL)

installations, Citadelarte’ op Citadel, Diest

2013

Transformations, De Markten, Brussels

+23, Van Den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)

PASf (Private Arts Support Foundation), Atelier Piet Stockmans, C-Mine, Genk

Een groep, De Ziener gallery, Asse

Amsterdam Drawing, Van Den Berge gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

'ik wordt’, curated by Johan De Wilde, De Voorkamer, Lier

Sculptuur na 1945, Royal museums of Fine Arts, Brussels

2012

Art Rotterdam with Van Den Berge gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

Art Amsterdam with Van Den Berge gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

Een groep, ‘De Ziener’ gallery, Asse

‘Wintertentoonstellng’ with Dave Meijer, Tweede Natuur, Halle Zoerzel

2011

Art Amsterdam with Van Den Berge gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

X-Reflections with Luc Binst, Luc Deleu, Honoré d’O, Gunther Förg and others, CC, Strombeek Bever

'Van stof tot asse’, group exhibition at various locations in Asse (catalogue), Asse

Abstracties, Villa de Olmen, Wieze

2010

View Indicator # 8, Van den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)

‘Gedeelde Horizon’ with Dave Meijer, H8 x 12, Tielt-Winge

Art-Amsterdam with Van den Berge gallery        Amsterdam (Nl) -

Herfstproject Tweede Natuur , Halle Zoerzel 

2009

Kunstrai, Tom van den Berge gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

Wachters (voor Bachte), Deinze

‘Verwantschappen’, a cabinet composed by Voorkamer, Lier. Z33, Hasselt

2008

in the context of Salon Aalst integrations on the facade of kunstencentrum Netwerk and in the premises of CC De Werf, Aalst

Negnitrepeoh with Marilou van Lierop Thuin, Fluide, Parcours d’art actuel. Kasteel Mariagaarde, Hoepertingen

Colour / Non Colour,  Van Den Berge gallery, Goes (NL)

Art Amsterdam with Jus Juchtmans, Dave Meijer and Paul Gees, Amsterdam (NL)

Galerie EL met Raphaël Buedts, Erik De Smet and Freddy Van Parijs, Welle, Denderleeuw

Orpheusinstituut with Brigitte Closset, Ghent

2007

Jambes, with Marion Bessem and Jean-Georges Massart, Detour gallery, Namen

with Rafaël Buedts, Gemeentehuis, Wetteren

De Halle in Coloratura with Cathy De Vos gallery, Geel

with Fik Van Gestel, R53 gallery, Ostend

Art-Amsterdam with Van den Berge gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

C’est écrit dans les Etoiles, Château de Waroux, Ans (Alleur)

Lineart with Tweede Natuur, Lia Schelkens, Ghent

2006        

Beteken, CC De Doos, Hasselt

with Croxaphox, Basics 2, Maagdendale abbey, Oudenaarde

CC de Bogaard in collaboration with Ciap, Jean-Georges Massart and Paul Gees, St.-Truiden

4 x 4 with Dan Van Severen, Nicoline van Stappele and Bernard Sercu, Huize St.-Bonaventura, Ghent

2003  

Dialogica in collaboration with Centrum Autisme and Netwerk gallery, Aalst. Eskimopand, Ghent

Tussen Hemel en Aarde (catalogue), Tweede Natuur in het Schildehof, Schilde

Paul Gees, Panamarenko, Ronny Delrue and Laurent Cruyt (catalogue), Aumonerie Saint-Jacques, Gordes (FR)

Opbouwend, with Willy De Sauter, Freek Wambacq, Freddy Van Parijs, Etienne van  Doorselaer and Kris de Vleeschouwer. CC Strombeek Bever, Grimbergen

Poisonous, De Markten and Cathy De Vos gallery, De Markten, Brussels

Basics 1, Croxaphox, Ghent

2001  

Contemporary art in West Flemish Collections, De spiegel van het verlangen, Kortrijk

Beelden in het park 6, Hof ter Saksen, Beveren

Luca gallery with Auke De Vries, Sjoerd Buisman, Adam Colton, Zaltbommel (NL)

Mijn Verleden, 2001, FLACC, Genk

2000  

Sculpture Gallery Lia Schelkens, Halle/Zoerzel

Speelhoven ‘00’ (catalogue), Aarschot

1999  

De wereld volgens..., Odapark, Venray (NL)

Tweede natuur, Sculpture Gallery Lia Schelkens, Halle/Zoerzel,

Van Stof tot Asse (catalogue), De Ziener gallery, Asse

1998  

Noodingang, CC De Spil, Roeselare

Art-Mix, Path gallery, Aalst

1996

Three Sculptors/Drawings, S65 gallery, Aalst

Uitdiepen with Ado Hamelrijck en Jean-Georges Massart. Provincial beguinage, Hasselt

with David Nash and Ludwig Van De Velde, Vishal, Haarlem (NL)

Kunst als blijvend geschenk, CIAP, Hasselt

1997        

Tekeningen van Beedhouwers, Academie, Mortsel

Alom en hiernevens, De Voorkamer, Lier

Aspecten ’97 (catalogue), Sebrechtspark, Bruges

Beelden in Bel-Air, Natuur-industrie, Willebroeck

1995  

Aanwinsten Vlaamse Gemeenschap 93-94, Muhka, Antwerp

competition for integrated sculpture in Administrative Center, Leipzig (DE)

integration in city gate with Le Triangle Bleu gallery, Eté Stavelot, Stavelot

Voetsporen, William Wauters gallery, Oosteeklo

Kunstverein Munsterland with Thomas Poggenhans, Emsdetten (DE)

Kunstmesse Cologne, Zurich and Basel with S65 gallery

La condition Humaine, De Witte Zaal, Sint-Lucas, Ghent

Hommage aan Emiel Poetou, De Witte Zaal, Sint-Lucas, Ghent

1994  Kunstmesse Cologne and Basel, with S65 gallery, (DE)

1993  

Random Drawings, Ram-Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

5 jaar De Werf, Cultural Center, Aalst

Aspecten’93. (catalogue), Park Sebrechts, Bruges

Beelden op de Berg (catalogue), Wageningen (NL)

with Rafaël Buedts (catalogue), Museum Het Toreke, Tienen

1992  

Beteken, CC, Heusden-Zolder

with Luk Berghe and Johan Slabbycnk, Galerie Eigen Art, Berlin (DE)

with Carlo Mistiaen, Dorp en Dal, Ghent

Houtsculptuur, CC, Heusden-Zolder         

Kunstwerken verworven door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap 90-91. Museum Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze

Labyrint ’92, Herzele

Kunstmesse with S65 gallery, Cologne (DE)

1991  

Les Voies de la Culture Européenne - Bratislava (SK), Brussels, Berlin (DE)

Wir Flandern (catalogue), Leipzig (DE)

Kunst-Rai, Central exhibition, Amsterdam (NL)

Kunst in Vlaanderen Nu, Muhka, Antwerp

Kunstmesse with Plus-Kern gallery, Cologne (DE)

Doorlopend, Park Blauwendaal (catalogue), Waasmunster

1990  

Kunstproject 1, Lommel

Tempels, Zuilen en Sokkels, Cultureel Centrum De Werf, Aalst

Kunstmesse with Plus-Kern gallery, Cologne (DE)

1989  

Solitude Echos, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg,  Stuttgart (DE)

De Integrale. (catalogue), Bruges

Stichting de Galerie Tegen De Keer, Leeuwarden (NL)

Contemporary Monumental Sculpture, Bornem

Cultureel Centum De Werf with Marek Chlanda, Aalst

Atelier 340, Kolekcja Profesora Gimnastyki (B. Oosterlynck.), Jette

251 Nord, Fenêtres en Vue, Liège

1988  

Exchange, Craeme Murray Gallery with Dan Van Severen and Eric De Smet, Edingburgh (GB)

De Verzameling. (catalogue). Muhka, Antwerp

International Exhibition of Original Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka (Y),

Hedendaagse Kunst op klein formaat, Oud Hospitaal, Aalst

Zeichnung International, Brigitte March, Stuttgart (DE)

1987  

Plus-Kern gallery in Association Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent

Arte in Situazione Belgica with Espace 251 Nord, Rome (IT)

Contempory Art Meeting (catalogue), Tel Hai Art College, Israel

Espace Austerlitz (catalogue), Jeune Sculpture 87/1, Paris (FR)

Brigitte March Gallery Zeichnungen, Stuttgart (DE)

Deconstruction (catalogue), Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels

1986  

Lapides Ad Initium, Initiatief,  Ghent

Hebe ‘86, Domein de Mattenburg, Bergen Op Zoom (NL)

Schloss Solitude, Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart (DE)

Werk-Galerie met Kazuo Kataze en Ansgar Nierhoff, Bonn (DE)

Konfrontatie, Oud Hospitaal,  Aalst

Opcit festival, Brussels

1985  

Prozess und Konstruktion, Lotringerstrasse 13 , München (DE)

18de Middelheimbiënnale, Antwerp

Investigations (catalogue), Espace 251 Nord,  Liège

1984  

Albert Waalkens gallery, Finsterwolde (NL)

Aspecten ’84 (catalogue), Park Sebrechts, ​Bruges

Jeune Sculpture 2-3,3-2 dimensions, Gare d’Austerlitz, Paris (FR)

Tectonic ’84 (catalogue), Liège

1983  

Steen in de Belgische beeldhouwkunst, Atelier 340, Brussels

Speelhoven ’83 (catalogus), Aarschot

1982  

Stellingen, Nieuwe Workshop, Jonge Brusselse Kunst (catalogue), Brussels

1978  

Kunstformatief (catalogue), Aalst

Performance Art Festival, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

1977  New Reform in Rhok, Brussels

1976  

Proka, Theorie/Informatie/Praktijk with New-Reform (Aalst), Ghent

Maki Galery, Tokio (J)

1975 slide-project,  Elsa van Honolulu Loringshoven, Ghent

1974  New Reform, Vormen van Creativiteit, Aalst

2019

21.12.19 - 05.01.20
Paviljoen Hedendaagse Kunst Watou
WORKS OF ART
groepstentoonstelling met Herman Bellaert, Paul Bourgeois, David Bruneel, Trees De Mits, Christophe Denys, Willy De Sauter, Isa D'hondt, Laure Forêt, Paul Gees, Jean Goedcharle, Luc Hoekx, Arjan Janssen, Sabine Oosterlynck, Johan Parmentier, Bernard Sercu, Philippe Timmermans, Yumiko Yoneda

In collaboration with gallery Valerie Traan 

2017

02.07 - 15.08.17
Paviljoen Hedendaagse Kunst Watou
INNER NATURE I.
groepstentoonstelling met Isa D'Hondt. Paul Gees. Laure Forêt. Arjan Janssen.
curator Els Wuyts