// D.D. Trans Portrait

“The artist’s work is about transformation: day-to-day, often domestic objects are taken out of their framework and, after a small alteration, are being turned into works of art. The result is formal, poetic or funny at times. Usually it concerns minimalistic changes. A rubber door protector in the centre of an empty gallery becomes a stumbling block, metal meat hooks form a heart, or a hat stand is made of clothes hangers. The artist finds inspiration in DIY stores. His vocabulary comprises kitchen paper, scrubbing brushes and squeegees. He does not break radically with his past but picks up where he left off. Some ideas return after all those years but have been worked out in more detail.”
– Sam Steverlinck –

// D.D. Trans / vita


born in 1963
lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.


2018 Sur Place, LOOM GALLERY, Milano/ IT
2017 SOLO Summer Residence, Machelen-aan-de-leie/ B
Infidels, Valerie_Traan Gallery, Antwerp/ B
Zwarte Pens, Artists Club Coffre-Fort, Bruxelles/ B
The Inner Circle (w/Gert Scheerlinck), Site 25, Ruiselede/ B
Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou/ B
Black (Black to the Future), C-Mine, Genk/ B
2016 Residentie Heyvaert, Destelbergen/ B
Residentie Woning Van Wassenhove (w/Sam Steverlynck), Sint-Martens-Latem/ B
Art at Stationsstraat 182, Stationsstraat 182, Aalter/ B
Ubi Sunt, Stedelijke begraafplaats en afscheidsruimte, Tielt/ B
Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou/ B
The Cutlery Show, Valerie_Traan Gallery, Antwerp/ B
2015 Z.t., Valerie_Traan Gallery, Antwerp/ B
Z.t. (Couleurs), White-Out-Studio, Knokke-Heist/ B
I wanna be your dog, Window Gallery, Antwerp/ B
(le) SILENCE, Valerie_Traan Gallery, Antwerp/ B
2014 A Simple Plan, Villa T.D., Kruiskerke-Ruiselede/ B
2005 Luke Berge, Bart Vandevijvere, D.D. Trans, Salle de Documentation de L’ecole d’art, Calais/ F
2002 D.D. Trans, Geo Gyselinck Galerie, Kortrijk/ B
9 Points of View, Abeelstraat, Ronse/ B
1999 Jan Fabre, Peter Buggenhout, D.D. Trans, Galerie CD, Tielt/ B
1998 Group Show, Galery Clo Bostoen, Kortrijk-Marke/ B
1992 No Mans Land, Richard Fence Gallery, Ghent/ B
1991 D.D. Trans, Richard Foncke Gallery, Ghent/ B