Overview

Vandal is a conscientious, multidisciplinary artist. The artist transforms his experiences of personal trauma in his early life into a highly personal and poetic visual language. The process of making art for Vandal is a form of catharsis and the often autumnal colours of his works create a sense of deep and therapeutic serenity. Nostalgia and melancholy permeate the experience of his work which explores solely the unseen and subconscious. Vandal defines his work as ‘a medley of silence’ and an attempt to bring dreams into a form of reality, creating a direct conversation with what the viewer is experiencing. Vandal’s paintings draw the viewer into an inner world, one begun by the artist but left for the viewer, suspended in a moment in time.

‘Painting is a window into the artist’s soul. My paintings are driven from an emotional and very personal state of being. Everything is taken from my past thoughts and feelings, I only paint interpretations’  

Vandal’s ideology is based on the poet Keats’ term ‘negative capability’. He expresses complex ideas using every medium he finds relevant within his reach. He is often drawn to unusual mediums for their symbolic potency. Natural materials such as reeds, earth and tree roots reference both time and the patterns of life, death and decay.

Works
Exhibitions
Studio shots
Publications
Biography
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2021

 

‘Solitary Wanderer Op. II, ‘ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen’. At Numeroventi Firenze, Italy

2019

 

‘The Wind Amongst The Reeds’, With Tableau In Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

‘De Profundis - Variation I’, With Sage Culture Gallery. Los Angeles, Us 

2017

 

‘Performance, Coyote - Lo Stato Dell'arte’, 57th Biennale Di Venezia. Palazzo Zenobio. Venice, Italy

 

 

‘Negative Capability’, At Palazzo Monti, Brescia. Italy

2014

 

‘The Narcissist’, With Gallery Etage Project, In Copenhagen. Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2022

 

Orizzonti Del Corpo, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani In Collaboration With Aterballetto, Groupshow Curated By Marina Dacci, Palazzo Da Mosto, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2021

 

‘Under A Dome’, Two Person Show At Cadogan Gallery Curated By Martino Di Napoli Rampolla. London, Uk

 

 

Gallery Bubble ‘n’ Squek (Gallery Anna Marra & Gallery Nosco & Gallery Montoro12. Hétérotopie Curated By Edoardo Monti. Bruxelles, Belgium

2020

 

Palazzo Monti Show At Mana Contemporary, New York, Us

 

 

Art Drive In Generali, At Assicurazion I Genrali, Curated By Massimo Minini And Edoardo Monti, Brescia, Italy

   

Banners At Palazzo Monti, Brescia. Italy

2019

 

Ark Jornal / Dansk Industri At Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. Denmark

 

 

Press