Lives in Brussels (BE), born in Brussels (BE).
"Vital is the beauty of the leap towards emptiness", Walter Swennen.
Brussels-based artist Walter Swennen is active as poet and painter, and the dynamic between word and image is often featured prominently in his work. Swennen paints or draws with playful irony and a special talent for visual associations. Swennen calls himself a constrained artist, but he claims to actually use these constraints to paint. Central to Swennen's work is for the viewer to leave behind reason and give leeway to imagination.
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Zonder titel (Oskar)
Walter Swennen, Zonder titel (Oskar), 2003. Sculpture, bronze, paper, 67 x 30 cm.
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Visite Herentals - Reflec...
04 March 2017 - 26 March 2017.
From 4.3.2017 on M HKA brings a number of works from the permanent collection into Le Paige castle. A local artist reflects on the work of an
Salon de Peinture
17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.
For those who were still in doubt: painting is thriving. In two M HKA spaces, the exhibition Salon de Peinture offers a picture of the curren
Let's Play Museum
10 June 2023 - 17 September 2023.
Come and play at the M HKA this summer. Dangle on Kati Heck's swing, or play a game of bowling on Dialogist-Kantor's bowling alley. If you wa
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
De M HKA - Collectie [The...
“Works in the M HKA collection are often large and have a presence without being especially tangible.” – Narcisse Tordoir For the third sect