Veerle Melis

Will Make You Fade (2019)
a seat in process
a large tapestry in process

On the contact page of my website I write that I make tapestries to investigate my own position within the art sphere; that my practice thrives on tactility, attention, meaningful labor, and small and bigger coincidences and insights along the way; that this is why I could never outsource the craft after making the sketch and that this is what makes me value all entangled material and non-material influences as equal to my own ideas and decisions.

A large part of this is still true. Simultaneously it feels like the principles of my practice are being reconfigured. Lately I’ve been experimenting onwards with different modes of expression through textile in a (dys-)functional and artistic way. While working, trying, failing, finding out, the words will still have to land. That is why here I will not only show a finished tapestry, but also two images of work in process.

Sophia-Holst-1 markus von platen 1 Anna Zacharoff _National Museum__2 Bas Blaasse 1 1-sideline MarcoLampis1 desespiègles-1 Bianca Baldi_Sebastiano_Pellion_di_Persano Ekaterina_Kaplunova_1 Francesca_Grilli_AmericanAcademyRome_01 0Z2A7379 IMG_4126_1 sabrina-seifried-DK-benjakon-2 ValerieLee_rolling3 Jolien-Naeyaert-1 Ralph Schuster-Pianoshirt Lucie Burton 1 - guiding at Musée d_Ixelles - 2015 1.two figures 21 SECOLO marcella IMG_4406 Coraline-Guilbeau-DiegoThielemans-1 Elies-Vaer-1 Paoletta_Holst-Collection_Tillema-1.png antoniabrown1 Colonial Lives Emma-van der Put-1 Evelien-Cammaert-1 amber-vanluffelen-1 Perri MacKenzie_01 Olaf Winkler - 1 David_Bernstein_1 dries-segers-1 Maud_Gourdon_credit_Chantal_van_rijt_1 Batsheva_Ross_1.jpeg 3 achterkant visitekaart Logo-TMBR lola-daels-1 Bartosz_Gorka_Free_Gestures_1 dirk-reimes-1 Natasja-Mabesoone-1 Chloe_malcotti_image_1 Intersections of Care_1 Joachim-Robbrecht-License-Isolde-Woudstra-1.jpeg Anouchka_Oler_Clement-Harpillard_1 pieter-geenen-1 Aleksandra Chaushova 1 (Schneider Pen) Kevin Gallagher _ 2 Veerle_Melis_1 Karolien Chromiak 1 anne philippe 1 Eitan Efrat and Sirah Foighel Brutmann 01 Ingo-Brosch-1O-Young-Kwon-1JPG Bas-vandenHout-1 arts-et-marges DSCF9140