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Xander Faes

Statement

b. 1996 Antwerp, Xander Faes' work originates from a deep fascination with storytelling: film, scenery, comics as well as visual fantasy and science fiction. Although Faes graduated as sculptor, at the moment Faes mostly make graphite drawings that portray figurative scenes filled with theatrical storytelling elements and tropes. Basing his work on photographic material, Faes gradually builds up a drawing and lets it define and redefine itself along the creative process. Faes chooses to work with graphite for the same reasons he works with clay, stone and wood: because they are ancient materials with stories of their own to tell.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Made in Berchem” at Kornél , Sint-Lambertusstraat 1, 2600 Antwerpen

2020 “Risotto” at Het Bos , Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerpen

2020 Everyday Gallery “LIMBO” , Jos Smolderenstraat 18, 2000 Antwerpen

2020 “TO BE” at Het Maagdenhuis, Lange Gasthuisstraat 33, 2000 Antwerpen

2020 “TO BE” at KAVKA , Oudaan 14, 2000 Antwerpen

COMMISSIONS

2019 “AVATAR BLUE” (Sculpture) at Het Bos , Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerpen 2019 Restauration of the WWI monument in Lede

2019 Exhibition by Michèle Matin (Sculpture) at club Solo, Kloosterlaan 138, 4811 EE Breda, Nederland

2020 “RECLAIMING SOLITUDES” (Sculpture) by Hans Wuyts at Marion de Cannière, Leopoldplaats 12, 2000 Antwerpen

2020 “Risotto” (Drawing) at Het Bos , Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerpen

2020 Tutti Fratelli theater play (Sculpture/Decor) , Lange Gasthuisstraat 26, 2000 Antwerpen

PUBLICATIONS

2020 “Risotto” book by Het Bos

EDUCATION

2016 – 2019 Bachelor of Arts (Sculpture) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2019 – 2020 Master’s of Arts (Sculpture) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Artworks