Six Questions

Six Questions: Roel Heremans

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Roel Heremans.

Artist Roel Heremans
Lives in Brussels

How do you describe your own art practice?

The creation of one temporary and performative identity through the simulation of multiple mental spaces.

Roel Heremans - Duet A (2016) © Paul McGee

What was your first experience with art?

Wandering alone through desolate urban neighbourhoods and mentally abstracting the mystical qualities of those sceneries.

Roel Heremans - Room C extended (2014)

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

A lot of first generation conceptual artists (Robert Barry, Ian Wilson, Sol Lewitt, Victor Burgin), Andrej Tarkovsky, George Gurdjieff and my own experiences.

Roel Heremans - Room C extended (2014) © Joeri Thiry

What do you need in order to create your work?

Time to reflect, silence to contemplate.

What are you working on at the moment?

Abstracting previous works.

Roel Heremans - Room C extended (2014)

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

On Saturday 9 May 2015 ‘Discussion about the Absolute’ by Ian Wilson in Jan Mot Gallery Brussels.

Roel Heremans - Duet B (2016)
Roel Heremans - Duet B (2016)

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