Fred Bervoets 2019-2022

Paul Huvenne

Galerie De Zwarte Panter & Hannibal, 2022


New work and an overview of the entire oeuvre of Fred Bervoets on the occasion of his eightieth birthday

Fred Bervoets (°1942) is an established name in the Belgian art world. His often wall-filling and crowded scenes betray Bervoets’ predilection for the tragicomic, grotesque and dramatic. Fred Bervoets – 2019-2022 presents work in which the artist harks back to historical reference points such as James Ensor, Vincent van Gogh and Pieter Bruegel. In addition, the book bundles countless self-portraits, studio images and weekday scenes. One by one are eclectic works of exceptional pictorial ingenuity and expertise.

Fred Bervoets – 2019-2022 is published on the occasion of the eightieth birthday of the artist and contains an overview of Bervoets’ most recent work, which became more powerful and poetic than ever during corona times.

With a text contribution by Paul Huvenne, former director of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and a closing remarks by Harry Rutten, chairman of Museum De Reede in Antwerp.

Fred Bervoets exhibits in Galerie De Zwarte Panter (Tomorrow is an other day, from April 16 to June 22, 2022) and in Museum De Reede (Simply unusual, from May 27 to September 5, 2022).

Met een tekstbijdrage van Paul Huvenne, gewezen directeur van het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen, en een slotwoord door Harry Rutten, voorzitter van Museum De Reede in Antwerpen.

Fred Bervoets stelt tentoon in Galerie De Zwarte Panter (Tomorrow is an other day, van 16 april tot 22 juni 2022) en in Museum De Reede (Gewoon ongewoon, van 27 mei tot 5 september 2022).


ISBN: 9789464366365

224 pages, illustrated, 30 x 24,8 cm, hardcover, Dutch/English