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.

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, Portugal

2018          The Wanderer - Springhornhof, Germany

2016          Our Roots - Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel

2016          Nature’s Memory - Gothenburg, Sweden

2016          Duality - Jutland, Denmark

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

2015          Footsteps of van Gogh - Zundert, Holland

2014          Echo - Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana, Italy

2014          The Cocoon - In Corpus Natura - Gent, Belgium

2014          Salicetum - Wetteren, Belgium

2013          Salt - Dead Sea - Israel

2012          Floriade 2012 - Venlo, Holland

2011          Landen 800 - Landen, Belgium

2011          Verbeke Foundation - Antwerp, Belgium

2008          Marble Studio Lapis - Pietrasanta, Italy

2005 - 06  Atelier T45 - Barcelona, Spain

2004 - 06  Bronze Foundry - Exametal - Barcelona, Spain

Projects

2019          Mysteries of Helperzoom, Groningen, Holland

2019          Daydreamer - Sonhador, Cascais, Portugal

2018          The Wanderer - Springhornhof, Germany

2018          The World Within - Sterksel, Holland

2018          Winged Silence -“Bevlindert” - Lommel, Belgium

2018          Papillon - Lommel, Belgium

2017          Corpus - Genk, Belgium

2017          DNA - Beringen, Belgium

2017          Tree of Silence - Diepenbeek, Belgium

2016          The Observer - Aalst, Belgium

2016          Our Roots - Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel

2016          In Dialogue - Ter Elst, Belgium

2016          Nature’s Memory - Gothenburg, Sweden

2016          Origin of Species - Gothenburg, Sweden

2016          Inside Nature Expo - Kattevennen, Belgium

2016          Memory - Bree, Belgium

2016          Duality - Jutland, Denmark

2016          Voyager - Aard, Belgium

2015          Refugio - Dendermonde, Belgium

2015          The Independent - Dendermonde, Belgium

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

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

2015          Footsteps of van Gogh - Zundert, Holland

2015          Natura Naturans - Botanical Gardens Meise, Brussels, Belgium

2014          Stem Cell - Verbeke Foundation, Antwerp, Belgium

2014          Mamandra - Maastricht, Holland

2014          Echo - Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana, Italy

2014          The Cocoon - In Corpus Natura - Gent, Belgium

2014          Salicetum - Wetteren, Belgium

2013          Salt - Dead Sea - Israel

2013          Forest Theater - Lommel, Belgium

2012          The Willowman - Floriade 2012 - Venlo, Holland

2012          Beeldenstroom 2012 - Wetteren, Belgium

2011          Silent Witness, environmental artwork - Vermont USA

2011          Sahara - Lommel, Belgium

2011          Gateway to the future project for Landen 800 - Landen, Belgium

2011          Giants of Landen project for Landen 800 - Landen, Belgium

2011          Bosland project, Land art sculpture - Lommel, Belgium

2011          Bosland project, Land art sculpture - Overpelt, Belgium

2011          Bosland project, Land art sculpture - Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

2011          Re-cover, Verbeke Foundation installation - Antwerp, Belgium

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

2010          Natura naturans Expo - Borgloon, Belgium

2010          Open Monument Day - Leuven, Belgium

2008          Gelandart expo - Hamont-Achel, Belgium

2006          Land Art project - Barcelona, Spain

2005          For your eyes only - Installation project - Barcelona, Spain

 

Solo exhibitions

2015          Snapshot in time - Dendermonde, Belgium

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

2012          Museum - Limburg’s museum - Venlo, Holland

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

2010          Natura naturans Expo - Borgloon, Belgium

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

2005          Solo exhibition Sculpturales, Washington Gallery - Penarth, UK

 

Group exhibitions

2012          Museum - Musée Ianchelevici - La Louvière, Belgium

2010          Galandart Land Art Expo - Hamont-Achel, Belgium

2010          Green summer, Second life, Verbeke Foundation - Antwerp, Belgium

2010          Group exhibition bronze sculptures, Gallery Anima - Deinze, Belgium

2009          Organism - Lokart Expo - Brussel, Belgium

2009          Group exhibition sculptures, Hun Gallery - New York, USA     

2009          Group Exhibition - European Makers Gallery - Amsterdam, Holland

2009          Group exhibition bronze sculptures, Gallery Anima -Deinze, Belgium

2009          Exhibition bronze sculptures, Galerie Emeraude - Le Touquet, France

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

2008          Group expo bronze sculptures, Washington Gallery -Penarth, UK

2007          Group expo sculptures, Oliver Burns Int - London, UK

2007          Group expo sculptures, Galerie Emeraude - Le Touquet, France

2007          Group Expo Mixed media, T45 – Barcelona, Spain

2006          Group exhibition bronze sculptures - Oliver Burns - London, UK

2006          Group expo bronze sculptures, Galerie Paspartu - Barcelona, Spain

2006          Solo exhibition Chelsea - London, UK

2006          Solo exhibition Hampton Court  - London, UK

2005          Group Expo Mixed media, T45 - Barcelona, Spain

2005          Solo exhibition Hampton Court  - London, UK

1997          Abbey of Zelem, Green Day, Belgium

1993 - 95  Organic Art Installations - Frankfurt, Germany

1991          Group Exhibition - Antwerp, Belgium

1988 - 90  Group Exhibitions - St Josephkerk - S’Hertogenbosch, Holland

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