Patrick Van Caeckenbergh joins Lehmann Maupin
Lehmann Maupin today announces its representation of Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (b. 1960, Aalst, Belgium). The gallery will present the artist’s debut exhibition in New York in the autumn of 2015. Van Caeckenbergh is included in the Taipei Biennial, opening September 13, 2014, where he will exhibit work from different periods of his career.
Working mainly in mixed-media, Van Caeckenbergh is intensely focused on the preparatory process of art-making. Pairing a strong desire to collect, order, and classify objects with a thorough research process, the artist places importance on the process of generating and exploring ideas. Van Caeckenbergh strives to create a world of his own design, populated by characters and entities inspired by his collection of scientific diagrams, religious stories, and fairytales. These complex and varied interests form the foundation of his larger-scale sculptures and installations, which draw on a long and rich tradition of Belgian Surrealism.
“I had been following Patrick’s career for many years, but it was his fantastic presentation at the 2013 Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, that truly underscored the importance of his work,” notes Rachel Lehmann. “Engagement with wide-ranging philosophical ideas is integral to Patrick’s practice, a focus shared by a number of Lehmann Maupin artists. We are thrilled to be working with Patrick and we look forward to broadening his exposure to audiences in the United States and Asia.”
Van Caeckenbergh’s 2015 exhibition at Lehmann Maupin is part of a dual-gallery show, presented in partnership with Zeno X in Antwerp.