Fred Maës

"I do not belong to any movement in art. My works move between matter and mixed media, always seeking innovation. I started as a material painter. I am also a graphic artist, installation artist, and creator of objects and short films. Additionally, I work as a curator for contemporary art exhibitions."

Fred Maës, born in 1939, is a multifaceted artist, engraver, installation artist, short film maker, and curator of contemporary art. Since 1983, Maës has showcased his diverse body of work in numerous exhibitions around the world, spanning prestigious venues and international art festivals.

Some notable exhibitions in Maës's career include Fondacio Joan Miro in 1986, Taipei Fine Art Museum in 1986 and 2004, and Stedelijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Ostend in Belgium in 1992. He has also exhibited at V.C.C. "De Brakke Grond" in Amsterdam in 1997, "Het Belgisch Huis" in Cologne in 1997, and the International Print Triennal in Cracow in 2000. Maës's artwork has been featured in various events such as L'année Simenon in Liège in 2003, the 12th Cheminement de Sculptures de Gigondas in France from 2005 to 2006, and the International Painting Competition Laives-Bolzano in 2006.

In addition, Maës's work has been displayed at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in their Summer Exhibition in 2011, as well as in Lima, Peru in 2011. More recently, his art has been exhibited at CAM Museum Casoria-Naples from 2016 to 2017 and 2018 to 2019, as well as at the Lessedra Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2021. Throughout his extensive career, Maës's artistic contributions have left a lasting impact on the contemporary art world, showcasing his versatility and creativity across various mediums and forms of expression.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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