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New paint tests of “new” coal = new project. Exciting!


It’s been a long time since I wrote anything here. Reason: I’m too busy to sit in front of my computer. And when I do take some rest, sitting behind my computer is not exactly my idea of relaxation. In short: personal point of improvement ;-)

What I have done so far besides renovating our house during the weekends and days off, move twice, and clean up the incessant stream of rain that continues to pour in as long as the roofer doesn’t get here to do his job…
painting in my amazing new studio. And rushing outside every time the sun wants to shine for a moment, to wash, grind and sift coal.

I am testing “new” coal: coal from Eisden, the easternmost coal mine of Belgium. In preparation for a new project that is very exciting for me. I will hopefully tell you a lot more about it soon.

Update 17/11: o ooooh. I told the whole story on instagram, but I still have to add it here. On its way!


“I am King” : groupshow in Herkenrode,may 19-21, 2023

Every year KunztHuiz organizes a great group exhibition in the Poortgebouw and the chapel on the Abbey site of Herkenrode, Hasselt.
This year, the curators also visited me to select work.
You only have a few days to come and admire the result, so mark the weekend of May 19-20-21 in your agenda!

Participating artists:
An Vanderlinden, Barbara Vandendriessche, Ben Nys, Bisser, Christine Morren, Christine Vanhove, Daniël Op de Beeck, Dany Tulkens, Eddie Symkens, Gea van Eck, Hazel Vrielinck, Hilde Van de Walle, Irene Goethuys, Jef Bertels, Koenraad Tinel, Linda Blokken, Lut Moens, Maarten Ceulemans, Marie Louise Elshout, Marleen Verheyen, Melissa Muys, Mieke Vanden Eynde, Mireille Robbe, Monique De Ceulaer, Mothmeister, Piet Peere, Skawager, Souldigger, Stoffel Beyens, Tamara De Prest, vandeCamp&Heesterbeek, Walter Dermul, Zjeeke Polleunis.


WARP Expo PLUSSING – in situ installation Charbon de Beringen

At WARP in Sint-Niklaas ( ) they love to challenge artists. For the group exhibition PLUSSING, they came up with a major challenge for me personally. Would I like to ‘come and do something’ on the walls, at their location? Make an in situ work? They asked to visualize my working method and artistic research alongside my coal paintings.

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been living with them (they have a nice studio for Artist Residencies), and my inspiration and installation grew day by day. In the pictures below you can see the start of the first day. I’ll finish it this week.

I would like to invite you to come and discover this installation.
The official opening is Saturday 13 January at 2 pm.
Please send an email to, or to me, if you can be present at that time.

The expo is open every weekend from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until 11 September.
There is an extensive program of activities with summer bar, concerts, artist talks, … that you can discover on



YOC Palimpsest #3 – Lined Up

YOC, the initiative of Katrien Dessers to give chances to contemporary artists who are not yet affliated to a gallery, held an Open Call on instagram for artworks of the exact height of 40 cm.  There were a whopping 533 applications. I am therefore very happy that my submission is 1 of the selected works, which will be shown in the ‘LINED UP’ part of the new YOC expo Palimpsest #3 from Sunday july 10 until August 1. Welcome!


WARP-portfolioday 2022 : selected!

I’m happy to announce I’m one of the selected artists of the WARP-Portfolioday, which will take place this year on may 22 in Sint-Niklaas.

WARP is a visual arts platform with focus on talent development.
During the WARP portfolioday the artists wil have 5 intense one-to-one talks with our commentators. This portfolioday forms a base for an extended cooperation with these artists, commentators and between artists itself.

From the dozens of applications from Belgium and abroad, these are

the selected artists:

Gabriela Acha – Sigurros Gudbjorn Bjornsdottir – Thomas Decuypere – Lieze De Middeleir – Marie Farrington – Maaike Huys – Lucian Moriyama – Tania Simonca – Merel Van de Casteele – An Vanderlinden – Julie Van der Vaart – Arthur Van de Velde – Gieles Van Duyse – Mathieu Verhaeghe – Bram Verstraeten – Aäron Willem


Sofie Dederen (Ottypark Gallery Antwerpen), Ilka De Wilde (Opera Ballet Vlaanderen), Michel Dewilde (Musea Brugge), Ermias Kifleyesus (Kunstenaar Brussel), Joachim Naudts (Extra City Antwerpen), Jessy Rahman (Quartair Den Haag), Daan Rau (free lance curator en essayist), Meggy Rustamova (kunstenaar), Lies Serdons (Vonk Ateliers Hasselt), Stef Van Bellingen (Kunstenplatform WARP), Hilde Van Canneyt (Kunstcriticus), Mieke van der Heijden (Curator CC Zwanenberg), Lex Van Lith (Make Eindhoven), Els Vermeersch (Wit.h Kortrijk), Gwen Willems (The Art Explorer), Eva Wittocx (Museum M Leuven)

More info about WARP on their website


Expo Charbon de Beringen in Hoogstraten

Galerie Expo 38

From 20 to 29 May I will exhibit my paintings in the small but beautiful Gallery Expo 38 in the Begijnhof van Hoogstraten. I will have to leave my really large works at home, but for many people a painting of 100 x 120 cm is also really big, and I’ll show a few new ones. Welcome!

You can visit the expo:
Friday 20 May: 4 to 8 pm
Saturday 21, Sunday 22 May: 1 to 6 pm
Friday 27, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 May: 1 to 6 pm

Gallery Expo 38 is located at no. 38 of the Hoogstraten Beguinage.

‘Galerie Expo 38’ – Begijnhof 38 – 2320 Hoogstraten


Re-opening Expo in Zele : march 12

Second life for the premature closed expo in Galerie De Rode Loper:

Expo An Vanderlinden, Mieke Vanden Eynde, Brigitte D’hollander en Gonda Martens.
march 12 > april 3
Galerie De Rode Loper 

Open: sa 14 – 18h
Kunstgalerie ‘De Rode Loper’, Avil Geerincklaan 5, B-9240 Zele

Beelden: Gonda Martens
Schilderijen: An Vanderlinden

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