About

sara frederik beyens
Photo credits Frederic Beyens

“My work is a result of the fact that I am not a frog. Unlike the frog, I balance on the tipping point between stoicism and dire savagery. I make large, oxygenated drawings to capture the energy of that momentum.”

Vermeylen focuses on primal expressions of the human condition rather than objective reality or physical beauty. Wavelike torsos, inward rotated legs and hyper-flexed hands are motifs of animal force while bony, fetal and fragmented lines exhale our vulnability.

Sara Vermeylen °1983

Living – Sint Katelijne Waver, BE
Working – Mechelen & Diest, BE
Mobile – 32 (0) 496 728 111
Email – vermeylensara@gmail.com 

Exhibitions

2020 – Virtual Vitrine solo Galerie Raf van Severen, Antwerpen
2018 – REM Sleep of Reason solo CC ’t Blikveld, Bonheiden
2018 – Little Drawings solo LO Pétillante, Ranst 
2017 – Between the Lines solo Oude Beurs, Antwerpen
2017 – AIR group MEATPACK, Antwerpen
2014 – The White Picket Fence duo Gallery NavArt, Sint-Niklaas
2013 – It’s a metaphor solo Gallery Karin Beterams, Rijmenam
2013 – Pièce Unique group H30, Mechelen
2013 – Prijzen voor tekenkunst group Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen

Performances

2019 – A Girl is a Gun Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen
2019 – Skin Memory ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, Mechelen
2018 – The Cover Enira, Mechelen
2018 – The Mural Zennelab, Vilvoorde
2013 – Cabin Art Yes art gallery, St-Idesbald
2013 – Pièce Unique H30, Mechelen

Publications

2018 – Ajuin book
2014 – White Picket Fence catalogue

Education

2020-2021 – Project en Multidisciplinair atelier Academie Beeldende Kunsten Mechelen
2011-2014 – Tekenkunst atelier Academie Beeldende Kunsten Mechelen
2013 – Model drawing sessions London Atelier of Representational Art, United Kingdom
2012 – Contemporary Drawing Bootcamp Toronto School of Art, Canada