Vincent Kempenaers (1959) is a talented draughtsman who’s style is to be compared to the work of Keith Haring somehow. His very graphical drawings he not only applies on paper but also on other media. An important place is assigned to ceramics.
Vincent Kempenaers studied at the Academy des Beaux Arts in Charleroi 1988-1991, then he obtained the certificate for teaching in ceramics in 2002. He was since 1994 teacher in ceramics at the Academy in Comines en nowadays at the Academy at Watermael Boitsfort (Brussels). He also devoted himself to the WCC-BF in Mons where is co-organizer of the exhibitions realized there.
We came to know Vincent for the First time through the work of Vincent Beague. Both artists have cooperated during a long time in a project where Vincent Beague supplied ceramic vessel forms that were completed with the inimitable tickling drawings of Vincent Kempenaers. Besides Vincent liked to work with the well-known Belgian blue Stone in which he engraved his graphic drawings too and that he combined with porcelain figures on top. Traces of existing or virtual cultures formed his theme that we find back in his many drawings and sculptures.. In his ceramic work Vincent has chosen porcelain as his material. Built from thin plates he creates sculpture but also tableware; in all ceramics the drawing plays an important role as decoration. Since 2010 the Works in porcelain are complemented with plywood panels on which he draws dream like or nightmare like images. In 2012 this work is followed by a series of garden scenes also executed in plywood in combination with porcelain elements.