Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

Charles Degeyter

Represented by Tatjana Pieters

Born in 1994 in Belgium Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

In his work, Charles Degeyter explores complex themes such as natural history, cultural anthropology and childhood. Where a lot of artists root their work in 20th century art history, Degeyter’s work draws reference from a larger history of human artistic production. The series of Pet Sarcophagi, which started in 2019, was Degeyter’s first proposition as an alternative approach to transience, deeply rooted in his fascination with burial rites and offerings in ancient Egypt. By making these historical references, Degeyter often blurs past into present and present into past, making ancient objects, rituals and events highly topical. Degeyter has created sarcophagi for domesticated birds and mammals before, and is now for the first time proposing a series for fish.