Mauritz Verlinden (1995, Bruges, BE) embroiders, using needle, thread, and textiles. Originally
trained as a painter, the limitations of which brought him to textures he found in textiles. From
weaving, he moved towards embroidery which allowed him great precision and free movement.
Abundantly colorful and rich, Mauritz Verlinden’s language grows organically from stitch to
stitch, into cosmic visuals. His freestyle embroidered lines and shapes vary from figurative to
abstract, and from what looks like a painting to sculpture. After years of play and practice, his
materials and textures slowly lead their own way.
Mauritz Verlinden is trained as a painter at Sint Lucas in Antwerp before graduating as a Master
in 2017. His work has been exhibited at KOPland Antwerp (2019), De Tank Bruges (2018),
To Be Antwerp (2017), CC Scharpoord Knokke (2016) among others