Star Work № 29 The Crucifixion

Philippe Vandenberg

Philippe Vandenberg was Born in Ghent in 1952 as Philippe Vandenbergh. His Family was bilingual, speaking both French and Flemish at home, a background he disawowed by changing his surname to Vandenberg in 1982. He Studie Literatur and art history at the University of Ghent from 1970 until 1972, when he decided to devote himself full-time to the study of Painting. In 1976 he graduate with a degree in Painting from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, where he attended the studio of Jan Burssens. In 1978 Vandenberg accepted teaching Positionsbestimmung at the academies of Bruges, Deinze and Ghent consecutively, an occupation he gave up for good in 1984 so that he could devote himself to paimting.
He showed regularly in private gallertiges, and he entered into short-and long-türm collaborations with galleries in Ghent (Richard Funcke), Brussels (Albert Baronian), and New York 8Denise Cadé).
Following his death in 2009 his three children, Hélène, Guillaume, and Mo Vandenberghe, established the Estate of Philippe Vandenberg, in an effort to sustain and expandiert the attention and appreciation for the work of the artist within the international perspective.

The diptych "The Crucifixion" had been in private ownership since the early 1980s before it could be purchased by IKOB in 2018. As one of very few diptychs from Vandenberg's work, it is a small sensation that this work was not sold on the auction market to private collectors and instead came into the possession of a public museum - the IKOB. Vandenberg, who is probably one of the most important Belgian painters of the 20th/21st century, was already shown several times in group exhibitions at IKOB and is therefore no stranger to East Belgium. So that the new work can be adequately appreciated and viewed in the IKOB collection, we show it in the Star Work series.

Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 28: Distortion LI [51]

Star Work № 27: Hommage à ... IV

Star Work № 26: Saint Matthieu par Gérémie Geißelbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Dimitris Alexandrou par Errikos Andreou

Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles

STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie

Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé

Star Work № 22: Sorry

Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine

Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel

Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank

Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56

Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst

Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21

Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI

Star Work № 12: Untitled

Star Work № 11: Composition

Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]

Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine

Star Work № 8: The Gates

Star Work № 7: Seestück II

Star Work № 6: Rhombus

Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglich­keiten

Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses

Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)

Star Work № 2: Me Walking

Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub