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Koenraad TINEL | Works | Bio

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The powerful and dreamlike figuration of Koenraad Tinel (Ghent, 1934) has for several decades now been presented in sculptures in bronze or plaster, iron and jute, and in Chinese ink on paper that can reach very large formats. His expressive and emotionally intense work is deeply marked by his personal experience of the Second World War and the flight of his family through a devastated Europe. Personal and collected memories come together and constitute a precious testimony and a manifesto against war and oblivion. His work also tends towards universality and is also very much inspired by the tales and myths of European, Inuit, Aboriginal or Siberian cultures.

After studying sculpture at the ENSAV La Cambre, Koenraad Tinel was from 1972 to 1999 head of the sculpture department at the Hogeschool Brussel Sint-Lukas (now LUCA School of Arts). In 2000, the Flemish Community organised the BRGL open-air exhibition with his monumental works in the grounds of Groenenberg Castle (Gaasbeek). His first major graphic novel was "Scheisseimer", in which he bears witness to his parents' Nazi past. "Scheisseimer" gave rise to several exhibitions, including one at the Dr. Guislain Museum, Ghent, and a theatre tour in both national languages. He regularly collaborates with artists from the world of music, cinema, theatre and dance for creations at the crossroads of the performing and plastic arts. In his last major retrospective exhibition UDSJUEN in 2019 he presented key and recent works in three locations in his home town of Ghent. This exhibition attracted more than 53,000 visitors. In 2020, Galerie DYS has organized a solo show of his inks on paper and medium-size sculptures. Parallel to the exhibition at the gallery, another show of recent works by Koenraad Tinel was organized in the Gare Maritime in Tour & Taxis (PARADE, Sept-Nov, 2020).

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