Pétra Vanwichelen

°1967, Born in Anderlecht
Lives and works in Opwijk.

Studies drawing and painting:

  • Master Art Education Sint-Lucas Brussels (1990).
  • Academy of Fine Arts Anderlecht (1990).


By experimenting with different materials, the artist investigates individual and collective memory. Due to the natural and organic capriciousness of the dynamic material, links are constantly created; a moving chain of being “always on the move”. This is where the works acquire their meaning and purpose.

Sometimes the outcome has a dense structure, although the emphasis is never on the outside or the skin of the objects. Each work reveals its intimate character.
Pétra Vanwichelen subtly tilts the attention from the material to the immaterial.
The elusive, the metaphysical and the transient form her figurative red thread.


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