Inge Cornil is strongly inspired by the regeneration process on planet earth as a result of the impact of mass consumption on the natural environment. The painter focusses on the battlefield where beauty, economy and ecology constantly meet and clash.
As an artist, she wants to break open the hinterlands of pristine settings in order to expose and raise awareness. The latest series EARTH WORKS, SEA WORKS and OCEAN WORKS reveal the toxic ‘cloudiness’ in the transparent waters of earth’s seas and oceans.
Each artwork is dynamically composed of 50 till 100 layers of natural pigments, combined with liquids on canvas. The layered presentation of matter showcases the scars of the painting, and is reminiscent of earth’s tattoos caused by the chemical interaction of matter.
Her paintings exhibit an intricate play between observation and concealment, and between knowledge and ignorance. The monumental character of the paintings makes it possible for the viewer to connect with the story.
About the artist
°1977 , Belgium
2001-2003 Post Aggregate . Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Antwerp, Belgium
1995-2000 MFA, St. Lucas . Antwerp, Belgium
2003-now Lecturer in Fine Arts (Bachelor & Master degrees) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
A selection of recent exhibitions
2019 – META REALITY, 13 th Havana Biennial. Havana. Cuba
2017 – EARTH WORKS, Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Antwerp. Belgium
2014 – 2015 – My name is artist, Art Center Hugo Voeten. Herentals. Belgium
2013 – Private event, NIBC Bank. Brussels. Belgium
2012 – Watou 2012, Douviehoeve. Watou. Belgium
2011 – Art Corporation #1, Location Indian Caps Gallery. Antwerp. Belgium
2010 – Sweet Streets, Gallery Nucleus. Californië. USA
2009 – Urban Superstar show, MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Naples. Italy
– The Goddess Garden, Mondo Pop Gallery. Rome. Italy
– Art & Book Festival, Saint-Pierre-de-Clages. Switzerland
2008 – Canvascollection, BOZAR Palais des Beaux Arts. Brussels. Belgium
2019 – OCEAN WORKS. Organized by BNP Paribas Fortis Private Banking.
Nylønfabrik, Sint Niklaas. Belgium
2019 – SEA WORKS & TREE WORKS. Oosterlinck Interiors. Wetteren. Belgium
2018 – SEA WORKS, AIR WORKS, TREE WORKS. New Painting Studio. Antwerp. Belgium
– Dripping into Reflection & Interior design. Hilde Cornelissen Interiors. Antwerp. Belgium
2017 – AIR WORKS. PR4ALL & Ronald Heister Business event. DE BARY. Amsterdam NL
– SEA WORKS & Travel Light. Painting Studio Inge Cornil. Antwerp. Belgium
– EARTH WORKS & Interior design. Hilde Cornelissen Interiors. Antwerp. Belgium
2016 – EARTH WORKS. FCN business club, Private Event. Antwerp. Belgium
– EARTH WORKS & previous series. Painting Studio Inge Cornil. Antwerp. Belgium
2015 – EARTH WORKS. Art Center Hugo Voeten. Herentals. Belgium
– Dripping into Reflection & Sweet Roughness. Essentiel Private & Press Event. Antwerp. Belgium
2014 – Sergio Toral, Painting Studio. Antwerp. Belgium
2013 – Dripping on the wall. Painting Studio. Antwerp. Belgium
2012 – Sweet Roughness. Painting Studio. Antwerp. Belgium
– Dripping into reflection. Painting Studio. Antwerp. Belgium
2011 – Lines in landscapes. Painting Studio. Antwerp. Belgium
2010 – Tropics and Trophees. Royal Residence. Antwerp. Belgium
2009 – Oriental Journey. Private Loft. Antwerp. Belgium