Bram Van Meervelde was born in Antwerp, Belgium, where he lives and works.
Van Meervelde studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp where he also received his Master’s degree in 2014. Van Meervelde prefers to work in and with the specifications of a certain place, indoors and outdoors, legal and illegal.
During his studies he followed an Erasmus exchange program in Athens for six months and became interested in the city, which he has been observing keenly since. His intensive absorption and observation of the Greek life and culture resulted in a rich variety of artworks. Following this experience, Van Meervelde regularly returns to the “warm and chaotic European center of aesthetics”, as the artist himself says.
Van Meervelde’s recent group exhibitions include: New Masters, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (2014); Séries, CAPS, Antwerp (2014); Traces of the present, Serifos Greece (2015); Now Belgium Now, LLS387, Antwerp (2016); Terra Quadrata, KEIV, Athens (2017); Expo 2018, Antwerp (2018); Het Voorstel, CC De Steiger Menen (2018).
The artist’s first solo gallery exhibition will open in October 2019 in Transit Gallery, Mechelen. Van Meervelde has also made several limited edition publications and has collaborated with other artists in a wide range of projects, including street art.
Corruption, 2015, (detail)
Beewax and acrylic on zinc container, 30.5 x 25 x 7.5 cm
Private collection Heverlee, Belgium
Courtesy of the artist and Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium