Expo news: Art Luxembourg september 17>19

Art Luxembourg 09/2021

Finally a previously postponed art event that actually will take place now (I think…)
From September 17 to 19, you can discover my new paintings at the Art Luxembourg art fair (LU). I will be represented by Van Gogh Art Gallery from Madrid (ES), and will also be present myself.

Luxexpo THE BOX,
10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg, Luxembourg,
Friday : 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday : 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday : 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Charbon de Beringen² : Show and Open Studio

Oh ooooh, time flies. I’ve been so busy that I couldn’t take the time to sit down and write a blog post.
But please be welcome on my solo show an Open Studio in a really unique location

Solo show in the “winding house” (Dubbel Ophaalgebouw)
At the occasion of the memorial of the 30 years closure of the
coal mine of Beringen, you will be able to see An’s paintings in
the unique environment of the “double winding house” at
be-MINE. This part of historical patrimony, now open for visitors,
is located between the two shaft towers of Beringen’s
coal mine site

Open studio
During the show An V. is housing her studio in this building.
She is working on new paintings, inspired by its environment.
A unique opportunity to have a look behind artist’s studio
walls. And to see how the coal left on the conveyor belts of the
coal mine is getting a new destiny. A destiny with the same
brightness as the light reflected by the coal.

The exposition is open
October 6 to 27, 2019
on wed, sat & sun 2 – 5 p.m. and by appointment

Artist talk: Thursday, October 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Only by reservation. Admission: € 8

Nocturne: Friday, October 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. Free access

The ‘Double winding house” (Dubbel Ophaalgebouw) is located
at be-MINE between the 2 shaft towers, behind the power plant
Address: be-MINE, Koolmijnlaan 201, 3582 Beringen

Download the invitation


O oooh. It’s been way too long..

.. since the last time I wrote something. And this is just a quick note to say I’m still alive. And kicking :-). Lots of new plans, lots of hunger to make new things, but first I have to wrap up the old.
I’m behind schedule regarding my PC work. I didn’t finished my Artist Residency story yet, while even my expo is history. I’ve got lots of pictures and video’s to process, to show you what I’ve been working on.
So that’s my priority at this very moment, updating my portfolio. I also have a lot to tell about my coalpaint, I stopped sharing my story at the moment I started to make large paintings with it. But all I really really want to do… is to paint.
So stay tuned, I will be back soon with an updated portfolio. I hope ;-)

view expo Charbon de Beringen by An Vanderlinden in Casino Beringen, 2019

photo expo Charbon de Beringen by An Vanderlinden in Casino Beringen, 2019


Charbon de Beringen: the exhibition is open!

Opening tentoonstelling Charbon de Beringen

To be honest: the exhibition is open since more then a week, but I’m a bit late with my report. Maybe it’s still a habit of my Artist Residency latergrams ;-). No, seriously: It was a hell of a job, and I needed a break. It was lots of work, and I was full of nerves, despite all the preparations… but it was all worth it, once the people came in :-). I’m really happy with the amount of visitors, and with their comments. The reactions were more than heart-warming. I’m one happy lady now :).

An Vanderlinden op opening tentoonstelling Charbon de Beringen
foto: Lambert Reynders

For now I’m only showing some photos of the opening. Photos of the exhibition itself? Well, come and see it for yourself :). You cannot a capture the effect of coalpaint on a computer or cell phone screen. You have to see it for yourself. Welcome!

opening expo Charbon de Beringen 11 februari 2019
Opening tentoonstelling Charbon de Beringen, Casino Beringen
Opening tentoonstelling Charbon de Beringen

(Pictures are small on purpose, for reasons of privacy. Do you recognize yourself and you don’t like it? Drop me a line, I’ll remove the pic.)

An Vanderlinden
Charbon de Beringen

feb 11 feb – march 3, 2019
CC Beringen, Kioskplein 25, B-3582 Beringen
Open: every day 14 – 17h
Closed on friday and saturday


PS: Yeah I know, I still have to finish my Artist Residency Report…


About black magic, and testing COAT: Artist Residency week 14

July 2, mo

Added the first black magic today ;-)

AnV painting CDB5 in progress 2018/07/02

July 3, tue

… and added some more of my very black coalpaint

AnV painting CDB5 in progress 2018/07/03

July 4, wed

“COAT” arrived today, a new product of Stuart Semple, said to be the mattest coating possible. Since Black 2.0 isn’t “bullet proof” (read : is comes off when you rub over it with a cloth, even a dry one ), I was hoping this would be the solution. I do make my coalpaint bullet proof, and therefore I didn’t use the blackest version of my coalpaint until now in my paintings, because I only wanted to use real durable paint. I hoped this product would be a plus. But no :-( it adds gloss to black 2.0, so my blackest coalpaint wont be protected either. I’m dissapointed.

Late in the evening, Stuart posted a video to say COAT isn’t matte enough to protect black 2, he forgot to mention that … yeah, so I noticed… too late. I’ll use this product for other things.
BUT I do think I really had the coolest place ever to test this product. test of Culture Hustles product COAT during Arist Residency in former coalmine 2018/07/04 tests Culture Hustles product COAT during Arist Residency 2018/07/04


July 6, fri

Sometimes you have to take a distance… and you discover you’re in the middle of a crossroad.

standing on a crossroad ...

July 7, sa

About yesterday… for those who wonder: that photo was taken from the stairs of the framehead behind me. That was completely safe, it was even under supervision :).

backsite large canvas in former coalpreparationhall

July 8, su

In meanwhile, I’ve added some more very black coalpaint…

CDB5 in progress 2018/07/08

Round up Artist Residency week 14

This week I added the mysterious darkness of the coal washing plant. Everything is still evolving as desired :)


Layers, lots of layers brown coalpaint: Artist Residency week 13

June 26, tue

Underlay: check. Composition outlined: check. Blue tape: check mark ;-). I would like to say that I am on schedule, but that would be a lie: I had an appointment to work here for 3 months… That means that this painting should be ready in 4 days …. completely impossible. Fortunately, those lovely people here gave me a month extension :-). Once again: thank you so much!

anv cdb5 in progress 2018/06/26

June 27, wed

Playing hide and seek for the visitors again :-)

anv painting cdb5 in progress 2018/06/26

June 28, thu

AnV painting CDB5 in progress 2018/06/27

AnV painting CDB5 in progress 2018/06/28


June 29, fri

I make lots of coalpaint these days. Mostly I talk about my black coal paint (which is more black then any paint you can buy), but I absolutely love my brown version too. To make my brown coalpaint, I use a different type of coal, also found in this coal preparation plant of Beringen. It’s smaller (called “fijnkool” or “stofkool” in flemish). After turning it into pigment, I use a different diffuser to make pigment paste of it, and I mix it with different acryl binders then I use for my black coalpaint. I make it more glossy, and transparent. The more thin layers I put on each other on my canvas, the deeper the brown gets.

coalpaint An Vanderlinden

June 30, sa

Yep, it’s still going according to plan :-)

AnV painting CDB5 in progress 2018/06/28 - end of the day


Round up Artist Residency week 13

It all went well this week. The painting I have in my head, becomes visible on canvas.


New canvas, new location: another new beginning: Artist Residency week 12

June 20, wed

The previous days I finished my big painting, “Charbon de Beringen 4”. You can see the final version of that painting from february 10 – march 3 in my solo expo “Charbon de Beringen” in Cultuurcentrum Casino Beringen, Belgium.
Tomorrow I’ll start my third and last big painting here, on again another spot of this marvelous building :-).

June 21, thu

Installed :-) I’ve been moving forward and backward all day to find the perfect spot in all light circumstances. This one is fine. I only have a some sunlight at lunch time :)

Empty canvas, fresh start - final piece of my Artist Residency

June 22, fri

May I present to you: the subject of my last big painting :). The coal washing plant, and this cabin. This means I’m back “in the open’, in the visitors area. But this time I’m not afraid of them. I’m used to the environment now, and I’m no longer searching, I know what I’m doing on my canvas, I have a plan that I can explain. A whole different feeling then when I started here, almost 3 months ago.

June 24, su

I have to watch my steps on this location… so no more walking backwards :)


Round up Artist Residency week 12

A new canvas on yet another location: because you cannot move forward while you stay in the same place ;-).

AnV background image