Bernard Verhaeghe

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Curriculum vitae :

 

Born in Warneton (Belgium)

the 1th of Augustus 1950

Aggregation in Art - Brussels

Professional sculptor from 1979

Studies the white marble in the Italians quarries of Carrara.

Go every year in the Carrara's quarries (Italy) to choise his marble blocs.

Live, work and do exhibitions to Ploegsteert, in Belgium, near France (Lille).

Has compose a monumental's sculpture park (2 ha) and a contempory galery where he organize international exhibitions.-  www.espacesculptural.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The technical perfection of Bernard Verhaeghe's marbles strikes us in the first place.
The way he masters the raw material and handles it, allows him to create any form he chooses out of a shapeless block.
That he loved marble from the first, we can feel though the discretion he shows in his mouldering of
the raw block into elegant shapes : the light waves, the shivering surfaces, the folds in the lines,
the tightened ropes, the knots, the interlaced elements, the draperies, all these tokens of a hidden
mystery the artist reveals in the most sublime manner.
Meanwhiles, Bernard Verhaeghe devotes himself to the creation of sculptures and monuments,
more and more imposing and monumental. The growing maturity of his inspiration and vision,
but also of his technique, together with his predilection for marble and his fidelity to it,
allow him to play the leading role amongst the gellow-sculptors ot his generation, who, just like he did,
have listended to Carrara's call and answered it.

 

 

DISTINCTIONS:

 

 

· Zilver Medal  - Bruxelles (B): "Art in Europe" 1978

· Zilver Medal  - Mouscron (B): "International Festival for Art" 1980

. Gold Medal – Ostende (B): "National Sculpture Price - Fondation A. Vermeylen" - 1981

. Stone price -  Bruxelles (B): "Triennale de sculpture" -  1982

. Gold Medal - Tournai: "Artistic Price of the city"  - 1982

· Zilver Medal  and  Pierre Mullie Price- Mouscron (B) 1984 and 1988

. Gold Medal and Press Price – Coxyde (B): "Artistique Européen Merit"  - 1985

. Gold Palms and S.W.I.F.T Price -  Coxyde: "M.A.E." - 1986

· Zilver Medal - Koksijde (B): "M.A.E." 1987

. Public Price and School Price  - International Sculpture Symposium - Digne - ( France) - 1989

· Mention "Belgian Contempory Sculpture" Walibi - Wavre (B) - 1990.

. Special mention to the Olympic games Snow contest - Lillehammer – Norway - 1994

. Public price and Frangioli Price to the international stone contest - Resistencia – Chaco – Argentina - Urunday Fondation - 2000.

. Spécial Price of the city – International stone contest - Grasse - France 2005


 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

· Belgium: Bruxelles, Bruges, Anvers, Damme, Gand, Koksijde, Knokke, Kuurne, Liège,

Han-sur-Lesse, Mouscron, Charleroi, Wavre, Ploegsteert……

· France: Lille, Digne-Les-Bains, Paris…….

· Holland: Amsterdam.

· Italy: Seravezza - Arkad Fondation - 2003

· Taiwan:  Hualien - Stone Festival - 2003

· Belgium: " Linéart "  International Contempory Art Fair

· France : " St’art " 2004 and " St ‘art"  2005 – Strasbourg - International Contempory Art Fair

· Germany : " Art Karlsruhe " 2005- et 2006 -  International Contempory Art Fair

· France : Cannes - Mandelieu- 2005 - Azur Hôtel -  Permanent exhibition

· Belgium: " Sculptural  Space - Park and Galery" -  Ploegsteert  - Permanent exhibition

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL  CONTESTS :

 

· France : Digne-les-Bains (Haute-Provence, France)  Sculpture Carrara marble- 1989.

Norway: Lillehammer and Hamar, Sculpture  Snow and Ice - Jeux olympiques d'hiver - 1994.

· Argentine: Résistencia - Chaco: Sculpture  Travertin marble - 2000

.  Argentine: Missiones    Alem Leandro: Sculpture Wood- 2000

.  Sweden: Luléa: Sculpture Ice - 2001.

.  Liban: Rachana : Sculpture Liban stone- 2001.

.  Turkey: Istanbul : Sculpture Marmara marble   2002

.  Taiwan:  Hualien : Sculpture Hualien marble- 2003

.  France: Grasse: Sculpture Carrara marble- 2005

.  Taiwan:  Hualien : Sculpture Hualien marble- 2007

 

 

 

MONUMENTAL AND PUBLIC SCULPTURES :

 

· Warneton (B): "Le Mountche" - Place de l'abbaye.

· Mouscron (B): "La Fontaine des Hurlus" - Place de la rénovation.

· Charleroi (B): "Jeunesse et Sagesse" - Centre de formation classes moyennes.

· Digne-Les-Bains (F): "La Pieta"

· Argentina: Résistencia, Chaco: "Ondulation".2000.

· Argentina: Alem Leandro, Missiones: " Soft wood" 2000.

· Sweden: Luléa: "Union" Ice sculpture 2001.

· Liban : Rachana ; " Sisyphe " 2001

· Turkey : Istanbul ; " Ondes " 2002

· Taiwan : Hualien : " New Culture" 2003

. France: Grasse: "Fleurs et Parfums"  2005

. Belgium: Evergem - Sledinge: "Crescendo" 2005

· Taiwan : Hualien : " Undulation" 2007

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS :

 

· Communauté française de Belgique: " Ténacité "

· Communauté flamande de Belgique: " Retombée "

· Fondation J-P Lannan- Palm Beach- Miami: " Epanchement "