Marinda Vandenheede: Waregem, Belgium

3 March - 5 April 2021

Marinda Vandenheede creates sculptural objects, works on paper, and paintings that employ natural, used, and discarded materials. “I tend to work with weathered, natural materials that testify to the beauty of decay.” Such materials lend a sensitivity and sense of wonder to her works that contrast her use of lines and geometric forms. 

 

Her paintings and drawings often contain a rough-edged, imperfect geometry combined with used paper and other repurposed surfaces – abstract, yet very much part of this world. Her objects border on the surreal as they repurpose recognizable worn and aging items and worldly fragments.

 

Vandenheede’s practice embraces imperfection, atrophy, and stillness. It is a rejection of perfection, disconnectedness, and consumerism. “I use discarded, ‘out-of-use' things, that no longer meet the exacting standards of our Western society, giving them a new life as works of art.” Layers of time and narrative potential are embedded in her materials. She invites viewers to take a moment to be still and to take a deeper look.

 

 

  • Marinda Vandenheede

    Re:Generations

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  • Before I select the page, I select the book itself… I look at the font, the layout, the white spaces on the pages, the color of the paper… Most importantly, it will be a book that has clearly been used. These signs of use can be precious. - Marinda Vandenheede

  • Pars Pro Toto Series

    Ink on book pages
    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - 21 Squares, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 84 x 84 cm. 33 1/8 x 33 1/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - 21 Squares, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      84 x 84 cm.
      33 1/8 x 33 1/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Legal, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Legal, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Timber, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Timber, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Private, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated (SOLD)
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Private, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
      (SOLD)
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Adoption, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated (SOLD)
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Adoption, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
      (SOLD)
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Accession I, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Accession I, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Accession II, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Accession II, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Absence I, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Absence I, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Absence II, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Absence II, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Absence III, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Absence III, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Authority, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Authority, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Breach of Trust, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Breach of Trust, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Action I, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Action I, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Action II, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated (SOLD)
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Action II, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
      (SOLD)
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Action III, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated (SOLD)
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Action III, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
      (SOLD)
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars pro toto - Civil I, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars pro toto - Civil I, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Civil II, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Civil II, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Notorious, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Notorious, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Commerce I, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Commerce I, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Commerce II, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1889 29.7 x 43 cm. 11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Commerce II, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1889
      29.7 x 43 cm.
      11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Inhale, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1929 26.7 x 36 cm. 10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated (SOLD)
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Inhale, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1929
      26.7 x 36 cm.
      10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
      (SOLD)
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Hold, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1929 26.7 x 36 cm. 10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Hold, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1929
      26.7 x 36 cm.
      10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Exhale, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1929 26.7 x 36 cm. 10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Exhale, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1929
      26.7 x 36 cm.
      10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pars Pro Toto - Block, 2021 Ink on book pages from 1929 26.7 x 36 cm. 10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Series: Pars Pro Toto Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pars Pro Toto - Block, 2021
      Ink on book pages from 1929
      26.7 x 36 cm.
      10 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.
      Series: Pars Pro Toto
      Signed and dated
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  • The fact that these objects are no longer perfect, and in many cases that they no longer meet the exacting standards of western society, draws me to them. I want to give them a new purpose, a new life as a work of art. - Marinda Vandenheede

  • Relief Sculpture Series

    Reclaimed wood | Rulers | Tape measures
    • Marinda Vandenheede Boxed, 2020 Wood, tape measure 11 x 6 x 2 cm. 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in. Series: Relief Sculpture Signed and dated (SOLD)
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Boxed, 2020
      Wood, tape measure
      11 x 6 x 2 cm.
      4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Relief Sculpture
      Signed and dated
      (SOLD)
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Comparison, 2020 Wood and acrylic paint on stick measure 7.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm. 3 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 in. Series: Relief Sculpture Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Comparison, 2020
      Wood and acrylic paint on stick measure
      7.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm.
      3 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Relief Sculpture
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Pressure, 2020 Reclaimed wooden frame, rusty steel disc 13 x 13.5 x 2 cm. 5 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 3/4 in. Series: Relief Sculpture Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Pressure, 2020
      Reclaimed wooden frame, rusty steel disc
      13 x 13.5 x 2 cm.
      5 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Relief Sculpture
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Airborne, 2020 Reclaimed wooden frames, staples, and cardboard 31 x 45 x 2 cm. 12 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 3/4 in. Series: Relief Sculpture Signed and dated
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Airborne, 2020
      Reclaimed wooden frames, staples, and cardboard
      31 x 45 x 2 cm.
      12 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Relief Sculpture
      Signed and dated
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    • Marinda Vandenheede Float, 2020 Wood, acrylic paint, and cardboard 21.5 x 33 x 2 cm. 8 1/2 x 13 x 3/4 in. Series: Relief Sculpture Signed and date
      Marinda Vandenheede
      Float, 2020
      Wood, acrylic paint, and cardboard
      21.5 x 33 x 2 cm.
      8 1/2 x 13 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Relief Sculpture
      Signed and date
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  • My work is there for whoever is ready for discovery. If you take the time to look, new layers emerge from the small details and nuances. People tell me they are rewarded by this little universe that opens up and encourages them to stand still. – Marinda Vandenheede

     

  • The Space Between Us Series

    Paper | Reclaimed wooden rulers
  • In Belgium, there is a saying that when you stand still, you’re going backward. My view is that it is only when you stop and stand still do you realize you might have already been running backward… I want to offer people the opportunity to stand still and breathe, if only for a few seconds. - Marinda Vandenheede

  • Press Release 22.02.2021

     

    Marinda Vandenheede – Re:Generations
    Online exhibition

    March 3. – April 2. 2021

     

    Re:Generations is an online exhibition of the curious and quietly enchanting works of Belgian artist Marinda Vandenheede. From March 3rd, the Ronewa viewing room presents Vandenheede’s sculptural objects and paper works that repurpose found objects marked by use and time, and attest to the beauty of wear and decay. 

     

    The objects that find their way into Vandenheede’s studio are humble, seemingly mundane artifacts that bear traces of a past life. She is drawn to materials weathered by nature and vulnerable to erosion, such as wood, paper, and metal. Oxidized surfaces, smudges and stains, scribbles, tears, and nicked edges are preserved and treasured by Vandenheede as she reforms these worldly fragments into works of art that stir the imagination.

     

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  • Artist Interview: Objects of Harmony and Decay — An interview with Marinda Vandenheede

  • Objects of Harmony and Decay – An interview with Marinda Vandenheede We talked to Vandenheede about her processes and the...

    Objects of Harmony and Decay – An interview with Marinda Vandenheede

      

    We talked to Vandenheede about her processes and the influences from moments in her life shape her practice. In this indepth interview, read about her relationship to her chosen materials and objects, the conceptual balance she strikes in her compositions, and the moment of stillness she offers her viewers. 

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