Fred Eerdekens


Fred Eerdekens



An accomplished sculptor, Fred Eerdekens is one of Belgium’s most celebrated contemporary artists, particularly known for his unique way of manipulating form, language and light. The artist doesn’t sculpt letters, but actually sculpts abstract undulating or angular forms that, once in the light, reveal a word or a sentence. He uses shadow and light as ink and paper. His work is composed of single word or short sentence, of which the meaning spreads in the space surrounding the object. Although his sculptures are often made of copper or aluminum, this multidisciplinary artist never restrains himself to just those mediums.
Eerdekens works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout Europe, in the United States and Asia and in private and public institutions such as le Musée d’Art Moderne in Brussels, le Musée Stedelijk in Amsterdam, The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, le Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain in Strasbourg, France, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba. His work is also part of many prestigious private and public collections such as The Norton Collection, USA, FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, France, Museo d’Arte Moderna – Museum of Modern Art, Bolzano, Italy, National Bank of Belgium, Brussels, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art and Perlstein Collection, to name only a few.


Available artworks

Fred Eerdekens, Border, 2017
Fred Eerdekens, Je n'ai pas deux mots, 2018
Fred Eerdekens, Nothing of what I had forgotten was worth remembering, 2018
Fred Eerdekens, Origin, 2018