Valentin Van der Meulen

(b 1979France. Lives and works in Paris)

‘It is in his ability to combine the graphic project with the chosen image that Valentin van der Meulen reveals his mastery of drawing: the same force that emerges from the drawing is in the gesture and the look. Often the drawings of sculptors testify how they will use stone, wood, we think here about Baselitz or Dodeigne. The same weight of the hand is printed in the material. Valentin van der Meulen is not a sculptor, but his drawing manages to give a real presence in space to the image.’
- Paul Hervé Parsy Curator, ex Director of Château d’Oiron and the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou