Put it in a golden bag
Sit on millions
Genetically modified cows
Piet Van is a Belgian multidisciplinary contemporary conceptual artist, draftsman, painter, sculptor and inventor.
His work consists of fine pencil drawings to paintings, architecture, small sculptures to massive installations and patented technologies. He is born in 1955 in Diksmuide and currently lives and works in the historic city of Ghent.
Growing up in a family of 10 children, Piet had a difficult upbringing and childhood. At a very young age he already had exceptional drawing talents in which he could find refuge. Applauded for his talents, he saw his way to a better and meaningful life as an artist.
At the age of 14, he moved to study at the Royal Art Academy in Ghent (KASK) and financed his studies with all kinds of jobs up to the age of 21 in which he graduated with distinction and a specialization in film animation. Around the same time, his first art exhibition took place and he won several international awards that launched him as a full-fledged artist.
Since then he has held numerous exhibitions, among which he exhibited a large project every 10 years with exhibitions on the waters of Ghent's historic city center, the Grand Casino of Knokke, Art Brussels and Art Miami.
What makes artist Piet Van exceptional are his diverse talents and knowledge for materials with which he has realized unbelievable art projects and inventions in the past 50 years. Ranging from finely drawn pencil drawings and paintings to genetically modified cows, soft money sculptures, Europe's largest statues cut by one man to patented production technologies and so on.
Piet Van brings a diversity of art like no other and is still very active in creating new works of art that are inspirational, conceptual and progressive as he continues to amaze.