Stefan Annerel


Belgian-born artist Stefan Annerel creates abstract paintings that attempt to challenge the sensory perception of the viewer. Upon first glance the artist’s works appear glossy and non-representation, however with greater inspection the viewer will find a rich surface of layers, some of which may look like paint but are actually collaged tape or fabric, while others appear strictly abstract and then suddenly reveal themselves to be figurative. The artist is inspired in part by patterns found in mass produced contemporary design and occasionally he will directly incorporate those exact fabrics in his work. Annerel often displays his work on patterned walls which act as visual support for the paintings to sit on, under or in between. Recent exhibitions for the artist include “Parallax” which is currently on view at Galerie Smits in Amsterdam, and “Rakelings” at Galerie C. De Vos in Aalst, Belgium.