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Palieter Hillewaere

Palieter’s art works are an interesting combination of old-world and new-world technology. He uses computer software to workout the design of his ideas then materializes the work using CNC technologies. Along the way his creative process will revert to traditional blacksmithing techniques for the final execution of the work. The result is an intriguing 3D aesthetic that combines solid steel with the appearance of an ephemeral lightness. Palieter’s artworks look as whimsically placed in the environment as a leaf fallen from a tree, but upon further investigation the viewer will ironically come to realize they are quite heavy, solid and stable.

Country
Belgium
Discipline
Sculpture

ARTIST STATEMENT

Palieter Hillewaere (1983) lives and works in Ypres. As an artist, he likes to start from a story in his work. He does not portray the story literally, he tries to evoke the feeling of the narrative in his work. He makes formal installations in steel that transform the installation space. He also makes works from stone that have various tactile qualities and may be considered extremely cuddly. Palieter's artwork attempts to move people into a stand still and possibly encourage them to experience new memorable moments. In addition to being an artist, Palieter is a teacher of “Welding construction” in special education.

EDUCATION

• Sculpture and spatial art, The Academy of Ypres 2016-2021


AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

2016

• 3rd laureate Yper art, Ypres

2017

• Selection Arnoevoo, Bredene

• Final place for project call Grenzeloos, Hoogstraten

2018

• Art in Kruitmagazijn, organization Valentijn Despeghel, Curieus,


EXHIBITIONS

2016

▪ Group exhibition Yper Art, Ypres

▪ Art project Neighborhood House Atelier 39, Ypres

2017

▪ Group exhibition Arnoevoo, Bredene

▪ Art project Deframing, Labadoux, Ingelmunster

2018

▪ Biennale Traces Open Sites, Ypres

▪ Solo exhibition Staalh'art, Kruitmagazijn Ypres

2019

▪ Group exhibition Vern-event Ypres

▪ Garlic Look Heule

▪ Selection Grand Prix Piet Staut

2020

▪ Art House Apart Gullegem

▪ Sculpture tour, Beukenhof Phoenix Gallery

▪ The Passers-by, City of Ypres, Organization Jan Yperman

▪ Sculpture and Poetry Route Lo-Reninge

2021

▪ Biennale Partcours, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

▪ Inchampion, European network EuroArt, Partcours

▪ Vern Event Ypres