There is a strong idea of homogeneity between the different works of Aaron Daem, this counts not only for the paintings but also for his drawings he makes. The seemingly childlike images like a boat, a sun and waves are painted with great accuracy, the under layers that are visible through the image refer to an intense painterly and substantive search. The sensitivity that those simple images receive creates a contrasting result. The use of his balanced colorite tells us something about the painting in the past but undeniably from his contemporary position. You can experience the works with a great amusement but on the other side there is a critical point of view towards the medium itself. (A jury report)
During the GlogauAIR residency, I want to focus on the limits and values of an image. To discover how an image can maneuver in a contemporary landscape, especially in the case of the painting. The painting which has, since the early 80’s, started with the following question: can you still paint? Therefore I want to develop a research from multiple points of view, to put different components and contexts together in hopes of creating autonomous images. The result of this will be decided by the environment and his side effects. With this residency I will have the space to confront myself with the developments and results who will evolve during the residency.
b. 1993 Belgium
2013-2017 Bachelor Fine Arts, Luca School of Arts Ghent.
2018-2019 Master Fine Arts, Luca School of Arts Ghent.
All You Need Is The Lavatory: Food Matters. Croxhapox, Ghent.
Yügen#16 Art Group Exhibition, Yügen, Ghent.
Lux, Luca Showcase. Nest, Ghent.
V36, Work Place P.U.L.S. Toneelhuis, Antwerpen.
Werf, Duo Exhibition with Evelyn Vanoverbeke, Ghent.
Gradution Show, Luca School of Arts, Ghent.
Huisnummer 59, Duo Exhibition with Eline Vansteenkiste, Ghent.
Temporary Art Centrum, Eindhoven.
The Law Of The Cupola, Apprentice Master Project by Kunstpodium T, Group Exhibition
Sex Met Verf, Group Exhibition. Croxhapox, Ghent.
Het Eenzame Paard, Group Exhibition. Croxhapox, Ghent.
Arture #4, Group Exhibition. St-Mauritsplein, Herzele.
Desukkelsvandesokkel, Group Exhibition. Beeldentuin Luca School of Arts, Ghent.
Wuow, Group Exhibition. Luca School of Arts Ghent. Nucleo, Ghent.
Jury Prize, Luca School of Arts Ghent.
Selecetion, Ronse Drawing Prize.
Resendency Apprecentice Master project, Kunstpodium T. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
De Zwarte Zusters: A Large group with different musicians with various backgrounds formed on Luca Ghent.