ANTWERPEN. Ángel Vergara “Affiniteiten” 5 may – 23 june 2019. LLS Paleis galeries.

Affiniteiten is an annual exhibition project on artist couples who live but do not work together.

Ángel Vergara (1958, Mieres, Spain). Lives and Works in Antwerpen, Belgium. Angel Vergara’s work includes a wide range of media and disciplines: representations, drawings, paintings, videos and installations. Audiovisual materials play an important role in most of his exhibition and constitute a substantial part of his work.

His performances are public sometimes, Vergara walks brush in hand, tracing the outline of people and objects around, interacting socially with the environment. His work reveals the essential tension to which the artist is exposed from the moment he start creating. To this end, he maintains a constant dialogue with other works of art and artists. For the Belgian Pavilion at in the Venice Biennale (2011), Angel Vergara created a special project entitled “Feuilleton, Les sept péchés capitaux” based on the theme of the seven deadly sins: envy, anger, intellectual laziness… This theme is used as a leitmotif and applied to today’s society.

LLS Paleis, Paleisstraat 140, 2018 Antwerpen

Image: Affiniteiten. LLS Paleis.