Jorg Van Daele

°06/01/1966, Wilrijk (België)

Jorg Van Daele started his sculpting education with sculptor Emiel Uyterhoeven in 1989. Since 2001 he’s been a professional sculptor.

Jorg participated in several symposia (listed below) worldwide symposia (New-Zealand, Cyprus, Egypt, Spain, Austria,…). In 2012 he won first prize in sculpting at the international symposium (AADD) of Pöchlarn, Austria. His artwork is spread all over the world, in privately owned and in public places (Canada, Spain, Germany, Egypt, New-Zealand, Uzbekistan,…).

His artwork distinguishes itself by the way Jorg puts different structures in his work. Most people think the sculptures contain several stones but this is an illusion as it is actually made out of one single stone.

Although at first he made most of his work in Belgian bluestone (or ‘Petit Granit’), lately he also made sculptures in several kinds of marble, limestone, granite,….

In April 2016 he’ll open his own gallery: the New-Jorg Gallery, in which he will have exhibitions of the artwork of international artists along with his own. The N/J\G is located in Kalmthout near Antwerp in Belgium.

Symposia

 

  • Participation in the 2nd sculpturersymposium of the province of Antwerp (B) (1990), red marble.
  • Participation in the “6ième rencontres internationales de sculpture de Sprimont” (B) (1999). In Sprimont a monumental sculpture of 1.80m by 0.5m by 0.5m was created in stone (petit granit).
  • Participation in the symposium in honour of 850 years town of Essen (B) (2009). Petit granit, 350cm x 45cm x 35cm.
  • Winner of the Internationaal symposium of the city of Pöchlarn (Austria) (2012), blue stone.
  • Participation in the international symposium of Ostraka festival, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) (2013). Galala marble, size 180cm x 75cm x 70cm.
  • Participation in the first Zeeland symposium, Noordwelle (NL) (2014). Blue stone, size 180cm x 25cm x 25cm.
  • Participation of the 9th international sculpture symposium in Pöchlarn (Austria) (2014). Petit granit, size 175cm x 20cm x 15cm.
  • Participation in the 2nd Ayia Napa symposium in Cyprus (2015). Limestone, size 540cm x 120cm x 120cm.
  • Participation in the 1th Luz symposium Competa (Spain) (2015). White marble (Macael from Almeria), size 190cm x 25cm x 25cm.
  • Participation in  the 10th international sculpture symposium Pöchlarn (Austria) 2015 Wachauer Marble size 200 cm x 120cm x 30 cm
  • Participation first “Art is Malaga” symposium Malaga (Spain) (2015). White macael marble / blue stone 2 x 170 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm.
  • Participation in the 9th Te Kupenga symposium in New Plymouth (New Zealand) (2016)
  • Participation in the 3th Tabriz symposium Iran 2016. Travertine, 315 cm x 150 cm x 150 cm
  • Participation in the 2th Luz symposium Competa (SP) 200cm x 15cm x 10cm Blues stone
  • Participation in the 1st Struga art symposium in Struga (Macedonia ) ( 2016 )
  • Participation in the 13th international symposium Valdivia Chili (2017) Marble 100cm x 50cmx50cm
  • Participation in the international sculpture symposium , Viols-Le-fort Frankrijk 2017
  • Participation in the 4th Silk road exhibition  in Xi,an / Songyang China 2017 .
  • Participation in the 5th international sculpture symposium Ayia Napa 2017 Cyprus 2017 limestone 300cmx300x80

  • Participation in the 1st international art symposium in Aarhus Denmark 2018 Green Norwegian masi 100cm x 50×50

  • Participation in the2th Altanea symposium Venice Italy Grigio Carnico 100 x 100 x50
  • Participation in the 2th Struga symposium Macedonia white marble  100 x 90x 30
  • Participation in the 1st Ulaanbaatar symposium Mongolia Red/Green/Yellow granit 180×100 x 100
  • Participation in the 3th Baku Symposium Azerbeidjan 2018 Limestone 200x200x100
  • Participation in the 6th international sculpture symposium in Comanche La Paz Bolivia 2018 Granit 130cm x 100cm x 30cm .
View Symposia photo’s

Individual and group expositions

 

  • Cuylitshof, Kalmthout (B)1990 & 1995,
  • Leonard’s Fine Arts Gallery (B) 1992,
  • Sandy Art, Kalmthout (B) 1995,
  • Mas-galerij, Kalmthout (B) 1997 & 2000,
  • Tatteljee, Essen (B) 1998,
  • Art Forum Antwerpen (B) 2002, 2006 & 2011,
  • Kerk Attenhoven, Hoevenen (B) 2004 & 2006,
  • Artline galerie Amsterdam (NL) 2006,
  • JohnGaltArtGalleryKortrijk (B) 2007,
  • Beeldentuin “ ‘t Hof te Puttens” te Lede (B) 2007,
  • MAC Aalsmeer (NL) 2007,
  • Tracé Ekeren (B) 2007 (B)
  • Gallerij “De Peperbusse”, Oostende (B) 2008
  • Kunstschouw te Huize Zélandia, Noordwelle (NL) 2008
  • Zomersymfonie in Park Merwestein, Dordrecht (NL) 2009
  •  Keukenhof, Lisse (NL) 2009
  • Arboretum, Kalmthout (B) 2009
  • Zomerkunsten, Aardenburg (NL) 2009
  • Beeldentuin Ravesteyn, Heenvliet (NL) 2010
  • Kunstroute Koksijde (B) 2010
  • Beeldenroute Lo-Reninge (B) 2010
  • Hedendaagse dans en sculpturen Attenhoven , Stabroek (B) 2010 & 2012
  • Beeldentuin Dehullu, Gees (NL) 2011
  • Kunstroute Bierbeek (B) 2011
  •  Hangbeelden arboretum Kalmthout (B) 2012
  • Beeldentuin Dehullu , Gees (NL) 2012
  • Atelier An Der Donau, Pöchlarn (Aut) 2012, 2014 & 2015
  • Sculptures in the center, Opdorp (B) 2013
  • Beeldentuin La Lanka, Tijnje (NL) 2013 & 2014
  • Kunstschouw ‘Landhuis Serre’, Noordwelle (NL) 2013 & 2014
  • Studio Al Masouri ,Cairo (Egypt), 2014
  • Expo ‘Villa Clementina’,  Zemst (B) 2013
  • Interart, Heeswijk (NL) 2014
  • De zomer van Wechel – Wechelderzande (B) 2014
  •  25 jaar beelden in Gees  (NL) 2015
  • Kunstroute Kortemark (B) 2015
  • Beukenhof Kluisbergen (B) 2015
  • Luz de la vida Competa (SP) 2015
  • New Plymouth exibition (NZ) 2016
  • Upper Egypt salon Aswan (EG) 2016
  • Xi’an Exhibition ( CHN) 2017
  • Songyang exhibition ( CHN) 20170
  • UB art exhibition Ulaanbaatar ( MNG) 2018
  • Xi’ An exhibition ( CHN) 2018

When looking at the series of sculptures by Jorg Van Daele, a multitude of impressions, associations and thoughts come to mind.

This multitude reveals the ‘richness’ of the statues. The imagery has become increasingly condensed throughout the years, some statues more complex than others. Nowhere too much, nowhere too little. Never a random element. Most likely because the statues grew under the careful watch of the artist.

More or less following a preconceived ’image’ indeed, yet receptive to anything that comes along during the sculpturing process. The statues grow out of the original stone.

The voice of the artist speaks, while the stone can still be heard.

And the voices enhance each other.

What then do they talk about?

As usual with art, there is no clear-cut answer to be found. An analysis would wrong the expressive power of the statues. Then rather a subjective rendition of a walk through Jorg Van Daele’s garden of statues:

 

 

 

 

 

Walk

 

Fragile lean piling

In shades of greys and black.

Cross contrast to the roof:

A cobblestone above layers.

 

Erosion casts rhythms against light and shadow line

Momentum, splinted, carved,

Grown into a monument.

 

Hatching cube vertical,

Criss-cross shiny matt rough.

Beside a birch: a stone relief, similarly unbending.

 

Ancient, wise and lively

Found life and meaning

By the hand.

Like a hammer from sky

And a stone statue emerges from the sand.

 

Jeroen Baeken – Galerie Art Forum, april 2008.