Bio

WiLL BECKERS - Art in Nature Artist

Will Beckers is an Environmental artist known for his site specific installations and nature based sculptures, often referred to as Land Art or Art in Nature.

 

Working as both sculptor and architect of Nature, Beckers crafts his installations out of natural materials and sustainable metal constructions.

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His natural installation work invites the public to interact and experience the artwork, involving the visitor and thus inspiring a reaction.

 

Beckers specializes in creating site-specific natural installations that explore our relationship with the natural world. His projects can be found in public spaces and invites the public to interact and experience the artwork, involving the visitor and thus inspiring a reaction.

 

Beckers’ Environmental artwork often takes the form of a bio-sculpture, or a growing organism that stimulates us to challenge the relationship between individuals and our environment, he is confronting Nature with her own materials.

Time and continuity are key elements in Will Beckers’ art. The material that he brings in grows. It follows the rhythms of the seasons. His projects are always a long-term investment, but ultimately they are also sensitive to impermanence. “My work is about showing the transience of life and the regeneration of our Natural World”

 

​During the process of creation, a metamorphose occurs. At the beginning of the process, the environment determines the nature of the sculpture, when the work is complete, the sculpture has changed the environment. A new meaning has been added to the surroundings.

 

“As a child, I was fascinated by deviations or oddities in Nature that I discovered through photography and drawings. I think this was a decisive phase for discovering my passion. Metamorphosis in Nature became a barometer for further exploration.”

--  Will Beckers --

 

 

Biography

 

Will Beckers  - Holland - 1967

Lives and works in Belgium

Artist in residence

2019          Daydreamer - Sonhador, Cascais, PT

2018          The Wanderer - Springhornhof, DE

2016          Our Roots - Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, IL

2016          Nature’s Memory - Gothenburg, SE

2016          Duality - Jutland, DK

2015          Through the Soul –“Attraversare l’anima” - Arte Sella, IT

2015          Footsteps of van Gogh - Zundert, NL

2014          Echo - Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana, IT

2014          The Cocoon - In Corpus Natura - Gent, BE

2014          Salicetum - Wetteren, BE

2013          Salt - Dead Sea - IL

2012          Floriade 2012 - Venlo, NL

2011          Landen 800 - Landen, BE

2011          Verbeke Foundation - Antwerp, BE

2008          Marble Studio Lapis - Pietrasanta, IT

2005 - 06  Atelier T45 - Barcelona, ES

2004 - 06  Bronze Foundry - Exametal - Barcelona, ES

Projects

2022          Bed of Roses - Wichelen, BE

2022          Room with a view - Sombeke, BE

2022          I wish for Nature - Floriade 2022, Almere, NL 

2022          Into the woods - Floriade 2022, Almere, NL 

2022          Floriade World Expo 2022 - Almere, NL 

2022          Becoming - Slagmolen Restaurant, Oudsbergen, BE 

2021          Time Traveller - Jesseren, Borgloon, BE 

2021          Time Capsule - Jesseren, Borgloon, BE 

2021          Les gouttes D’Ursel - Castle D’Ursel, Hingene, BE

2021          Momentum -  Hidrodoe , Herentals, BE

2021          Sentinel - Lebbeke, BE

2020          For your eyes only - Warredal, BE 

2020          L’Origine - Annecy, FR 

2020          Swinging outside the Lines - Genk, BE 

2019          Mysteries of Helperzoom- Groningen, NL

2019          Daydreamer - Sonhador, Cascais, PT

2018          The Wanderer - Springhornhof, DE

2018          The World Within - Sterksel, NL

2018          Winged Silence -“Bevlindert” - Lommel, BE

2018          Papillon - Lommel, BE

2017          Corpus - Genk, BE

2017          DNA - Beringen, BE

2017          Tree of Silence - Diepenbeek, BE

2016          The Observer - Aalst, BE

2016          Our Roots - Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, IL

2016          In Dialogue - Ter Elst, BE

2016          Nature’s Memory - Gothenburg, SE

2016          Origin of Species - Gothenburg, SE

2016          Inside Nature Expo - Kattevennen, BE

2016          Memory - Bree, BE

2016          Duality - Jutland, DK

2016          Voyager - Aard, BE

2015          Refugio - Dendermonde, BE

2015          The Independent - Dendermonde, BE

2015          In the Eye, Forest theater - Hechtel-Eksel, BE

2015          Through the Soul –“Attraversare l’anima” - Arte Sella, IT

2015          Footsteps of van Gogh - Zundert, NL

2015          Natura Naturans - Botanical Gardens Meise, Brussels, BE

2014          Stem Cell - Verbeke Foundation, Antwerp, BE

2014          Mamandra - Maastricht, NL

2014          Echo - Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana, IT

2014          The Cocoon - In Corpus Natura - Gent, BE

2014          Salicetum - Wetteren, BE

2013          Salt - Dead Sea - IL

2013          Forest Theater - Lommel, BE

2012          The Willowman - Floriade 2012 - Venlo, NL

2012          Beeldenstroom 2012 - Wetteren, BE

2011          Silent Witness, Landart - Vermont, USA

2011          Sahara - Lommel, BE

2011          Gateway to the future project - Landen, BE

2011          Giants of Landen project - Landen, BE

2011          Bosland project - Lommel, BE

2011          Bosland project - Overpelt, BE

2011          Bosland project - Hechtel-Eksel, BE

2011          Re-cover, Verbeke Foundation - Antwerp, BE

2010          Noli me tangere, St Michiel Church - Leuven, BE

2010          Natura naturans Expo - Borgloon, BE

2010          Open Monument Day - Leuven, BE

2008          Gelandart expo - Hamont-Achel, BE

2006          Land Art project - Barcelona, ES

2005          For your eyes only - Installation - Barcelona, ES

 

Solo exhibitions

2015          Snapshot in time - Dendermonde, BE

2015          For your Eyes only - Botanical Gardens Meise, Brussels, BE

2012          Museum - Limburg’s museum - Venlo, NL

2010          Noli me tangere, 12 weeks of St Michiel - Leuven, BE

2010          Natura naturans Expo - Borgloon, BE

2005          Solo exhibition - Watch Me - Galerie Siesta - Barcelona, ES

2005          Solo exhibition, Washington Gallery - Penarth, UK

 

Group exhibitions

2012          Museum - Musée Ianchelevici - La Louvière, BE

2010          Galandart Land Art Expo - Hamont-Achel, BE

2010          Green summer, Verbeke Foundation - Antwerp, BE

2010          Group expo bronze, Gallery Anima - Deinze, BE

2009          Organism - Lokart Expo - Brussel, BE

2009          Group expo, Hun Gallery - New York, USA     

2009          Group expo - European Makers Gallery - Amsterdam, NL

2009          Group expo bronze, Gallery Anima -Deinze, BE

2009          Expo bronze, Galerie Emeraude - Le Touquet, FR

2008          Group expo bronze, “Mamas for Africa”-Hasselt, BE

2008          Group expo bronze, Washington Gallery -Penarth, UK

2007          Group expo, Oliver Burns Int - London, UK

2007          Group expo, Galerie Emeraude - Le Touquet, FR

2007          Group Expo Mixed media, T45 – Barcelona, ES

2006          Group exhibition bronze - Oliver Burns - London, UK

2006          Group expo bronze, Galerie Paspartu - Barcelona, ES

2006          Solo exhibition Chelsea - London, UK

2006          Solo exhibition Hampton Court  - London, UK

2005          Group expo Mixed media, T45 - Barcelona, ES

2005          Solo expo Hampton Court  - London, UK

1997          Abbey of Zelem, Green Day, BE

1993 - 95  Organic Art Installations - Frankfurt, DE

1991          Group expo - Antwerp, BE

1988 - 90  Group expo - St Josephkerk - S’Hertogenbosch, NL